Responding to COVID-19

Brackney Law Office, PLLC is closely monitoring the recommendations of local, state, and federal authorities in responding to COVID-19. Our office remains open for appointments, although we strongly prefer scheduling digital appointments for the safety of everyone. See the "Digital Meeting Tools" section below for details on preparing for a…

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My Tenant Died; Now What?

There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. If you are a landlord, it is entirely possible that you will (at some point) deal with a tenant who has died. Here's some helpful, general information on dealing with a deceased tenant. Secure the Property If the tenant died in…

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The Probate Estate Bank Account

So you're the executor (or administrator or personal representative) of a probate estate in Kentucky? One of your first steps is to open a bank account for the estate. Typically, an account opened for an estate is titled something like "Estate of Joseph Smith, Deceased, John Smith, executor." Getting a…

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Dispensing with Administration of Probate in Kentucky

The full probate process in Kentucky typically lasts 6-12 months. In certain circumstances, the court will dispense with administration of a probate case. Kentucky probate cases are heard in district court. The district court has authority to dispense with administration depending on who is asking and the size of the…

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