Louisville Estate Planning, Medicaid, Elder Law & Probate Litigation Lawyer


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Contact an experienced Louisville probate lawyer today

Bruce provides informed legal guidance for probate in Louisville, Kentucky. For an attorney to help you get through probate as quickly and efficiently as possible, call 502-804-2858 or contact Brightwell Elder and Probate Law online today.

Probate Lawyer

Helping clients settle Kentucky estates since 1998

When you have just lost a loved one, thinking about administering the estate can seem unbearable. At Brightwell Elder and Probate Law, we walk you through the process. Probate, sometimes referred to as estate administration, includes:

  • Opening the estate
  • Transferring authority of the estate to an executor
  • Paying the estate’s debts, taxes and other fees
  • Confirming that the decedent’s will is legally sound
  • Distributing the remaining assets among beneficiaries
  • Closing the estate

This responsibility can involve a great deal of work, especially for an estate with significant assets. Louisville probate lawyer Bruce Brightwell explains executor duties clearly.

Responsibilities of the executor

The executor is in charge of completing and filing all the paperwork, managing expenses on behalf of the estate, and distributing the property to heirs. Our probate law firm ensures that you have all the information you need to proceed, including how to meet Kentucky’s deadlines and how to file your documents.

Probate litigation and will disputes

Unlike many other Louisville probate attorneys, Bruce is ready and willing to represent clients in probate litigation. This arises when one of the beneficiaries disputes the legality of the will and the measures taken during probate. Bruce’s background in commercial litigation provides him the courtroom demeanor and eloquence to uphold your position during a time of strong emotions and stress.

Probate attorney for Jefferson County, and surrounding Kentucky counties

In addition to serving Jefferson County, Kentucky, Bruce also serves as a probate lawyer for the surrounding Kentucky counties of: Bullitt County; Oldham County; Shelby County; Meade County; Hardin County and Nelson County. With an office in Louisville, Bruce is centrally located to meet probate clients from not only Jefferson County, but also from: Shepherdsville; Mount Washington; Jeffersontown; Saint Matthews; LaGrange; Shelbyville; Brandenburg; Elizabethtown; Radcliff; and Bardstown.


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