After obaining a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentuky, I continued my... more
After obaining a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentuky, I continued my education by completing my LL.M. at the University of Florida. This background allows me to focus my practice on the everchaning Trust and Estate Planning world.
Pat focuses her practice in Estate work for Meinhart Smith Manning . She has... more
Pat focuses her practice in Estate work for Meinhart Smith Manning . She has successfully probated thousands of Estates and minor Guardianships. She is licensed to practice in both Kentucky and Indiana. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Louisville Bar Association.
Thomas Cothran is the former staff attorney for the Fayette County Circui Courts. He... more
Thomas Cothran is the former staff attorney for the Fayette County Circui Courts. He practices estate planning in Lexington, KY. Thomas Cothran focuses his practice on helping people with special needs plan for the future. Nursing Home Planning Nursing home planning is a very important option many people do not know about. Long term care is very expensive. Fortunately, there are... view profile
I am a Kentucky native, wife, and mom of two boys. I grew up on a farm near... more
I am a Kentucky native, wife, and mom of two boys. I grew up on a farm near Hodgenville and spent my days riding bikes and reading books. After college at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, I relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where I earned my Master's Degree in Public Policy: International Relations and my Juris Doctor. Today, I serve as a full-time attorney as well as an affili... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.