Mike Sutton have been practicing law in the Northern Kentucky area since 1982. Mike... more
Mike Sutton have been practicing law in the Northern Kentucky area since 1982. Mike is the managing partner of the Law Firm SUTTON LAW & ASSOCIATES (formerly Sutton Rankin Law). He is licensed to practice in the State of Kentucky and State of Ohio and all state adn federal courts in KY and OH. Mike graduated from Depauw University and the University of Kentucky College of Law. He is th... view profile
As an Elder Law Attorney, I have focused my legal practice in Estate Planning,... more
As an Elder Law Attorney, I have focused my legal practice in Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate Administration, Veteran's Benefits, Nursing Home and Long Term Care Planning and Asset Protection Planning since 2007. I have a true passion for the Senior Community and those whom serve them. Outside of work, I am blessed with two beautiful children, great coworkers/friends, two amazing mentors, and... view profile
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.