Estate Planning

Louisville, Kentucky, Estate Planning Attorney

The Louisville estate planning attorneys at Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC understand why many people have questions about estate planning and trusts.  Taking the time to create an estate plan can ensure that you appropriately direct your assets, make your intentions for your estate clear, and create a financial and medical plan should you become incapacitated. While it can be difficult to make such decisions, it is important to protect your estate, your family’s security, and your own wishes.

Estate planning allows you to make important decisions for your wellbeing, security, and the future of your estate. Let our attorneys help create a tailored estate plan for you and your family. Contact us today for a consultation.

Effective estate planning can reduce or eliminate the need for your estate to go to Probate Court, saving thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, and providing use of assets such as real estate in a matter of weeks instead of a year or more.  The cost of an estate plan is far less than the expense of probate to your estate, and proper estate planning can eliminate disputes within your family and ease the time of your passing for loved ones, heirs and beneficiaries.

At Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC we work to make the estate planning process easier and more enjoyable for our clients.  Our lawyers have extensive experience in providing our clients the sound counsel and strategic guidance they need to review and organize assets, evaluate present and future needs and create viable estate plans. We will take the time to review all of your rights, options, and alternatives in estate planning so that you can create a tailored estate plan appropriate for you and your family.

Kentucky Estate Planning Components

Our estate planning practice includes creation of the following:

  • Wills and trusts: We are experienced in the creation of simple wills as well as trusts as part of a comprehensive estate plan for our clients. Our attorneys are experienced in the creation of living wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts and estate planning to protect your assets and minimize tax obligations.
  • Powers of attorney: Designation of powers of attorney are important should you become incapacitated or unable to make important decisions regarding your finances, business or medical care. We will help you create a comprehensive estate plan to ensure you and your family’s security and your physical wellbeing.
  • Healthcare surrogates: Designating a healthcare surrogate and advanced healthcare directives will help to ensure that you get the care you want and need should you become incapacitated. It can also prevent disputes between family members regarding the direction of your care. Contact us for more information about healthcare surrogates or advanced directives.

Will Disputes and Probate Litigation

Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC will represent you in disputes that arise during the probate process.  If you are concerned about the validity of a will or the actions of the executor of the estate you should call us at 866-674-1924 or 502-584-1108 or contact Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC by email.  Our experienced Louisville estate planning attorneys will take the necessary steps to assert and protect your interests.

Louisville Business Succession and Trust Lawyers

A trust is simply a legal entity that holds, protects and administers your assets on your behalf.  Some trusts known as a “revocable trust” allow you to put specific assets in and out of the trust, and to maintain an active role in managing them.  In some cases, such as charitable giving or special needs trusts it is necessary to place money and assets into a trust that cannot be modified known as an “irrevocable trust.”

Business owners should give serious consideration to “succession planning” to ensure that the ownership interest in the business they’ve invested so much of their time, sweat and resources to build passes on to the appropriate heirs and beneficiaries while reducing associated tax burdens.  No one expects to be incapacitated in an accident or unforeseen illness and our estate planning lawyers help to build a smooth succession plan to protect the ongoing operations of your business.  This allows time for ownership interests to be distributed or sold while allowing the business to continue operations uninterrupted.

Trust Administration and Probate Representation

In addition to estate planning, our firm is also experienced in handling the administration of wills and trusts as well as representing executors, trustees, beneficiaries, and heirs in trust disputes, will disputes or will contests. If you are facing probate litigation or need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and assets in a will or trust contest, please contact our office for a consultation.

Contact Experienced Louisville Estate Planning & Trust Attorneys

It is important to manage a plan for your assets and estate, protect your business and assets and to provide for your loved ones.  If you would like more information about estate planning, business succession planning or trusts we invite you to call us for a consultation at 866-674-1924 or 502-584-1108 or contact Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC by email to schedule an appointment with an experienced Louisville estate planning and trust lawyer.

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