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Q: In Kentucky, will a house typically be sold to pay off debts?

My dad is a veteran who lived in KY with my adult brother and his autistic son. His house is in his name. He has almost no assets ( 14 year old car and paid off double wide trailer). He has a will and left trailer to myself and brother with contingency that my brother can continue living there. Will this house typically be sold by court to pay medical debt?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: Probate is probably a bad option with little assets and debt out there. You can check the Courts in the Father's County to see if there are any money judgements out there against him which might also be a lien. Consult a KY attorney for advice about the trailer title. Remember someone has to pay the lot rent.

Timothy Denison agrees with this answer

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: It could be sold depending on what claims are made against the estate. Consult an experienced probate attorney who can review the entire estate and tell you what to do.

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