Comprehensive Protection Of Your Assets And Legacy Through Estate Planning
As we move through life, it becomes more important to plan for the future. Whether you are working to protect your assets for your loved ones or preserve your wishes, a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer can help you throughout the planning process.
At Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, we are a firm dedicated to helping individual, family and business clients in Lexington, Harrodsburg and throughout Kentucky. Whether you have already gone through the estate planning process or are just beginning it, our lawyers are here to guide you every step of the way. We provide you with the honest, straightforward advice you need to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected for the future.
Utilizing All Available Estate Planning Tools
The types of estate planning documents, designations and other tools that will be used to structure your estate are unique to you. We customize each estate plan based on your specific needs and goals for the future. Our firm can help you understand the benefits of:
- Living wills
- Beneficiary designations
- Advance health care directives
- Powers of attorney
- Medical powers of attorney
- Powers of attorney for finances
- Durable powers of attorney
The use of these tools will depend on your estate’s size and how you want it to be handled. If you do not have minor children or disabled adult children, a guardianship would not be necessary. An advance directive can encompass both your living will and durable power of attorney designation. We are flexible and creative in our approach to designing your estate plan, ensuring that it suits your best interests now and going forward.
For additional information about estate planning, please see our estate planning FAQ page.
The Probate Process
After someone dies, their estate needs to be handled and distributed to the proper individuals. Probate is the process through which the courts address, validate and distribute estate assets according to state law. This process proceeds whenever an estate has assets that are not specifically protected in the estate planning documents or if estate planning documents are altogether absent.
We understand how challenging life can be after the death of a loved one. Our firm is ready to handle the probate process and other estate administration issues for you so that you can focus on healing from your loss.
Talk Through Your Questions With Us
We are here to answer all your questions and help you understand more about estate planning. To discuss your options with a lawyer at our firm, call us today at 859.777.7000 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation.