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How long does a beneficiary have to claim his inheritance in Kentucky? How long can be left in estate account? if not claimed?

Caneyville, KY |

Have made numerous attempts to contact this person for him to claim his inheritance , with no success. Have been searching for him for over eight months. How long can this money be left in the estate bank account? Then what do I do with it after this time lasps? Appreciate any information. Thank you

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Check with your local Probate Court to see if they have a procedure (like my state has) in which you can place his inheritance in a bank account, and record that account with the Probate Court, so that if he comes looking for it, it's on record.

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