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

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

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 ...
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Four Questions to Answer So Your Affairs Are in Order

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 ...
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What to give your graduate?

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 ...
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Do you really need a lawyer to make a will?

I'll reluctantly acknowledge that there are some online tools that some people can use to make an acceptable will. But, there are many people for whom these services will never be suitable. Use the linked flowchart below to see which group you're ...
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A Midsummer Night’s Resolution

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 ...
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Retirement Planning: A Good Reason for Having a Revocable Trust–and Funding It

Putting your affairs in order for retirement is a perfect reason to have a living or revocable trust. The ideas in this post also work if you have been diagnosed with an illness that will weaken your mind or body ...
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Do Kentuckians need a living or revocable trust?

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 ...
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More about Prince

For an article about some of the difficulties that will be associated with Prince's estate administration, see this Slate article ...
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What happens if Prince died without a will?

News reports have surfaced that Prince died without a will. I don't want to say too much too soon but here's an interesting question. Prince had some very particular ideas about how to manage his artistic repertoire. A will or ...
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