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3 “Legal” Podcasts You Should Listen To

3 “Legal” Podcasts You Should Listen To

Do you listen to podcasts? I have tried for years to get into podcasts and only recently have made them a staple of my routine. I like a variety of podcasts, but there are 3 "legal" podcasts I'd recommend that you (both lawyers and non-lawyers alike) might enjoy. What...

Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

Brackney Law Office, PLLC is closely monitoring the recommendations of local, state, and federal authorities in responding to COVID-19. Our office remains open for appointments, although we strongly prefer scheduling digital appointments for the safety of everyone....

My Tenant Died; Now What?

My Tenant Died; Now What?

There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. If you are a landlord, it is entirely possible that you will (at some point) deal with a tenant who has died. Here's some helpful, general information on dealing with a deceased tenant. Secure the Property If the...

The Probate Estate Bank Account

The Probate Estate Bank Account

So you're the executor (or administrator or personal representative) of a probate estate in Kentucky? One of your first steps is to open a bank account for the estate. Typically, an account opened for an estate is titled something like "Estate of Joseph Smith,...

What Happens After Bankruptcy?

What Happens After Bankruptcy?

Congratulations! You've received your bankruptcy discharge, but what happens next? Is there anything that needs to happen now that the bankruptcy is over? Here is a helpful guide to a few things that should happen after your bankruptcy. Keeping Documents During the...

4 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

4 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

At Brackney Law Office, PLLC, we've seen or been asked questions by clients that reveal some common estate planning mistakes or misunderstandings. Here are a four: 1. Having No Plan at All The most common mistake when it comes to estate planning is not having a plan...

Transfer on Death Deeds in Kentucky

Transfer on Death Deeds in Kentucky

A transfer on death deed, or a TOD Deed, allows for individuals to pass real property to a beneficiary upon their death. Because the transfer occurs through the deed itself and is made effective upon death, the transfer is not part of the probate process. In other...

Your 2018 Legal Goals

Your 2018 Legal Goals

Setting your New Year's Resolution! It's almost 2018. The parking lot at the gym will have fewer spaces as many set a New Year's resolution of losing weight. Others may decide to read more books or watch less television in the New Year. Spend less? Give more? Have you...

We’ve Moved! Check out our new office!

We’ve Moved! Check out our new office!

Brackney Law Office, PLLC has relocated its office to another convenient location in south Lexington. We are now located at 709 Millpond Road. (If you are mailing something to Brackney Law Office, PLLC, the mailing address is 709 Millpond Road, Lexington, KY 40514.)...

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

October 16-22 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week! At Brackney Law Office, we believe that estate planning is for everyone! Keep reading to learn about a discount that BLO is offering during Estate Planning Awareness Week on its estate planning packages. Even...

Leaving a Charitable Legacy

Leaving a Charitable Legacy

Are you interested in leaving a charitable legacy when you die? There are many ways to include your favorite charity in your estate plan. Non-profit organizations survive on generous giving by their patrons. You may be regular contributor to your church or you may...

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

We often ask for "more hours in a day" when we feel overwhelmed and discover. The daily ordinary gets in the way of some of the big and important projects that are on our "someday" lists. One of the most important projects you can tackle for you and your family is...

Brackney Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Brackney Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Brackney Law Office, PLLC attorney Peter Brackney is honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Christianos Distinguished Alumni Award from the Lexington Christian Academy.The Distinguished Alumni Award is given for a life that typifies a commitment to Christ in every...

Love, Marriage, and Estate Planning

Love, Marriage, and Estate Planning

"If so, say 'I do.'" It's wedding season in Kentucky. I'm not sure how many nuptials I'll be witnessing this year, but I always look forward to wedding festivities and the celebration of love. And if you are the one getting married, you definitely have a lot to look...

Do I need a will?

Do I need a will?

No one wants to think about dying, so many put off preparing an estate plan. But dying without a will means that state law (and not you) will determine who will take care of your children or how your assets will be distributed. Having a will is important. It puts you...

Behind on your car payment?

Behind on your car payment?

Are you behind on your car loan? If you are, you aren't alone - newly delinquent car loans are at an 8-year high. So how can you keep your car if you are 30, 60, or even 90 days behind? Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can bring your arrearage current and even lower...

Preparing for Bankruptcy: Getting Land Records

Preparing for Bankruptcy: Getting Land Records

Before filing for bankruptcy, you will need to provide your bankruptcy attorney with certain documents and information about what you own and about your debts. You’ll also need to have gather information about your regular income and expenses. At Brackney Law Office,...

Announcing the Opening of Brackney Law Office, PLLC

Announcing the Opening of Brackney Law Office, PLLC

On December 14, 2015, Brackney Law Office, PLLC opened for business. Attorney Peter Brackney has several years of experience as a Lexington Kentucky bankruptcy attorney representing mostly debtors seeking relief under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 of the...

Estate Planning for Your College Student

Estate Planning for Your College Student

Why would an eighteen year old need to consider estate planning? If they are like most college students, they have very few assets and no children. And that may be entirely true (though not always). But complete estate planning isn’t just about the Last Will and...

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