The Kentucky Living Will is called a "Living Will Directive" and is included in an Advance Directive packet that also contains a form for naming a Health Care Proxy.

Required Information: Your signature must be Notarized OR two (2) witnesses must sign your KY Advance Directive for it to be considered valid. Witnesses CAN NOT be any of the following:

  • A blood relative.
  • A beneficiary of the grantor under descent and distribution statutes of the Commonwealth.
  • An employee of a health care facility in which the grantor is a patient, unless the employee serves as a notary public.
  • An attending physician of the grantor.
  • Any person directly financially responsible for the grantor’s health care.
Kentucky Advance Directive Form
Other resources for Kentucky:

Death Certificates

Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: HB 156 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: The Act authorizes establish a framework for the management and disposition of digital assets upon death or incapacitation.
Status: Effective July 15, 2020

Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
  • Kentucky has no legislation

Organ Donation Registries
Kentucky Organ Donation registry official link.

MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) Form
Download the MOST form for Kentucky residents.

Probate Laws

Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
The top inheritance tax rate is 16 percent (exemption threshold for Class C beneficiaries: $500; exemption threshold for Class B beneficiaries: $1,000; Class A beneficiaries, which is the majority, pay no inheritance tax)