I am licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and actively practice in both states.... more
I am licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana and actively practice in both states. Prior to focusing on estate planning and elder law, I had an extensive background in litigation, having handled cases in trials, and on appeal, in both states. This background allows me to help fully protect my client's interests when necessary.
Allen lives in Louisville with his wife, Alexis, and daughter, Penelope Jane. He is... more
Allen lives in Louisville with his wife, Alexis, and daughter, Penelope Jane. He is a member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and the DuPont Manual High School Alumni Association. He enjoys golf, college basketball and reading. He serves on the board of directors of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and on the Regional Advisory Council of the Alzheimers Association.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.