Kenton County, Kentucky Estate Planning Lawyers
I help Clients in Campbell County, Kenton County and Boone County KY.
If you need legal assistance in the Northern Kentucky area, give me a call at 859 581-6453 (581-MIKE).
No client is too small or too big, and my goal in the practice of law is to provide each client with the hands-on, drop everything attention they deserve.
I am the President of the Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, the only museum in the world dedicated exlusively to the art of ventriloquism;...
After Law School, Tom served as owner’s representative and in-house counsel for real estate developer Othello Partners, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. He served as lead in the construction of the 355 unit apartment building, The Station at Othello Park. Returning from Seattle, Tom worked as a solo-practitioner for five years prior to co-founding Rauf & Smith.
A 1999 graduate of Covington Latin...
Tonya handles all aspects of family law- divorce, dissolution, separation, custody and support.
She has extensive experience with each element from negotiations to litigation. Tonya has completed the training for and has been a guardian ad litem for Hamilton and Clermont Counties. She has over sixty hours of training in mediation services, with an emphasis on family/divorce law.
In addition to family law, Tonya provides estate planning services and represents individuals seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief.
Tonya has been a member of the Kentucky National Guard since 2001. For the first seven years she worked as a military...
Jess graduated cum laude from Chase College of Law at NKU in May 2016. After obtaining her Ohio License to practice in May 2017, Jess spent nearly two years working with Thomas H. Bergman & Assoc., LLC (“THB”), a small general practice firm in Blue Ash, Ohio. Jess worked alongside the managing attorney, Thomas Bergman, and handled various...
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Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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