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Information Updated: 11-3-2020
Who has to do probate in Kentucky?
Generally it is the duty of the Executor or personal representative of the estate to take over the assets of the decedent and to manage and protect those assets. Once you have filed a Petition for Probate with the District Court in the county in which the decedent lived when they died, a hearing is scheduled to review the submitted documents to determine their validity, as well as to appoint the Executor or Administrator. If there is no will, this same petition will request the court to appoint an administrator to handle the financial affairs of the deceased.
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