Kentucky’s New Power of Attorney Law: Do I Need a New Power of Attorney?

Written by Jim Worthington on August 12, 2018

Word is getting around that Kentucky has a new power of attorney law. The new law went into effect on July 14th(the same day that most newly passed Kentucky laws went into effect). Among other things, it requires that Kentucky powers of attorney be witnessed by two disinterested persons. The…Read More

HB 11 Passes Both Houses: Power of Attorney Changes on the Way

Written by Jim Worthington on April 14, 2018

Subject to Governor Bevin signing it, Kentucky’s partial adoption of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act will become law. It’s passed both houses of the General Assembly. Among other important changes, it no longer requires that powers of attorney state that they survive a person’s incapacity, adds a two-witness requirement…Read More

Four Questions to Answer So Your Affairs Are in Order

Written by Jim Worthington on June 2, 2017

Estate planning is more than just having documents. Planning includes arranging your affairs to prevent leaving a mess behind for your family and friends. Here’s a list of questions that must be answered to see if you’re ready.

  1. Where are your documents? You need to share the location of important…Read More

What to give your graduate?

Written by Jim Worthington on May 24, 2017

Many high school graduates will be 18 years old when they move out of their parents’ home for college or soon after doing so. Do you know what would happen if you needed to help your son or daughter with a bank account after the move? Or, what if you…Read More

A Midsummer Night’s Resolution

Written by Jim Worthington on May 10, 2017

Your family can start the next school year with a current estate plan.

If you are one of the many Americans without an up to date estate plan, why not make this the summer to change that? Why would you do this in the summer? Isn’t summer about travel…Read More

Do Kentuckians need a living or revocable trust?

Written by Jim Worthington on April 27, 2017

If you:

  • don’t have kids under 18 or other special needs beneficiaries,
  • don’t own property in more than one state, and
  • don’t have a particular reason to keep your will private,

you don’t need a living or revocable trust.

This advice may be different than what you’ve read elsewhere on the internet….Read More

Thanks to my friend Stacey Vicari

Written by Jim Worthington on January 9, 2017

As I’m starting out the new year, I want to give a shout out to my friend and coach, Stacey Vicari. Stacey’s business and life consulting practice, Ideal Life, has been invaluable for me to keep on track. (I’m certainly not saying I don’t have work to do, but Stacey is the voice…Read More

Worthington Elected KBA Probate & Trust Chair

Written by Jim Worthington on May 12, 2016

I’m happy to announce that I was elected chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Probate & Trust Section for the 2016-2017 year. I look forward to working with the section’s many members and continuing the long tradition of excellent presentations. Look for more news in the near future.

More about Prince

Written by Jim Worthington on April 28, 2016

For an article about some of the difficulties that will be associated with Prince’s estate administration, see this Slate article.