Estates & Probate

Estate Planning to Provide for Your Family and Loved Ones

As part of the full service we provide for our clients, our attorneys at Varellas & Varellas can guide accident and injury victims and their families through any necessary probate proceedings. Appointment of an executor, administrator, or other personal representative through probate court is necessary in order to bring claims for wrongful death, whether the claim is being made for loss of life, mental anguish, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of companionship, loss of future earning capacity, punitive damages, or vindictive damages. Our lawyers are experienced in assisting clients in filing a probate petition and obtaining the necessary probate court orders and other documents for pursuing wrongful death claims and in advising clients on the proper timing for filing such documents with the court.

Our lawyers can also assist our clients in obtaining the appointment of a legal guardian through the proper probate court as required by law before payment can be made to a minor under 18 years of age to compensate for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, animal attack such as dog bite, medical malpractice, motorcycle accident or other type of injury.

In addition, when large settlements or judgments are paid to our clients for injuries suffered, we can assist those clients in establishing an estate plan that best suits their needs. Estate planning should be a priority for everyone who loves his or her family and wants them to avoid unnecessary complications and costs. Our firm has been helping clients develop long-term plans for the transition of their assets since the firm was founded. The experienced attorneys at Varellas & Varellas can help you plan and implement a timely and effective estate plan designed to:

  • Distribute your property and assets according to your wishes
  • Avoid excessive taxation
  • Provide for the handling of financial affairs and medical treatment during disability and thus avoid court oversight
  • Put restrictions on an inheritance, if desired
  • Name persons to be responsible for the care of minor children
  • Protect and retitle assets
  • Provide protection for spendthrift heirs
  • Provide for the orderly transition of control to the next generation if mental capacity begins to diminish

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Our lawyers will put their experience to work to help you handle current needs or prepare for future contingencies by preparing Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Living Trusts.

We can also assist you with the administration of an estate after a loved one has died. There are important legal matters that must be resolved and tax issues that must be considered. Consequently, the process of preparing the necessary pleadings, proving the will, asking the probate court to appoint an administrator, executor or other personal representative of the estate and properly handling the payment of debts, administering the estate, and distributing assets to beneficiaries can be confusing and time-consuming. Our attorneys can guide you through each step of the process and minimize the anxiety that can be associated with probate court proceedings.


Contact Varellas & Varellas to learn how our attorneys can help you plan and implement a timely and effective estate plan or assist you with the administration of a loved one's estate or to have the necessary personal representative appointed by the probate court in order to proceed with claims against the responsible parties where there has been a wrongful death or fatal accident.


Through our offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, our attorneys represent people who need help with probate court proceedings and planning and administering estates throughout all of Kentucky, including Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Fayette, Scott, Jessamine, Bourbon, Clark, Woodford, Madison, Anderson, Harrison, and Franklin Counties, among others.


With Varellas & Varellas you are not just hiring an attorney, you are hiring a team who is trained to handle your most important legal issues. For more information or to speak with our experienced lawyers about your case, please call 859-252-4473 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation.

For more information or to speak with our experienced lawyers about your case, please call 859-252-4473 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. The information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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