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Old Today, 11:04 AM
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I was watching a video, and the blogger says "if you are interested in buying a home in Kentucky and leaving it to your kids, read up on the Kentucky inheritance laws..." Blogger did not further elaborate.

So it seems there is something unique about KY's inheritance laws relating to houses. What is it?
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Old Today, 01:51 PM
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Kentucky is a Dower and Curtsey state - one of the few left. That means a spouse must sign away their right to any real property, you don’t just get to decide to only leave it to your kids. Even if you write a will specifically saying they can’t inherit the property, but are not legally divorced from them, the spouse can renounce the will and request their dower rights or can charge “fraud on the dower” if manipulations are done to hide the assets.

It’s really complicated and if you seriously need to understand it, rather than just being curious, you need to talk to an actual lawyer.
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