The Kentucky Living Will is referred to as a "Living Will Directive" and is contained in an Advance Directive packet along with a form for naming a Health Care Proxy.

Your signature must be notarized OR two (2) witnesses must sign your Kentucky Advance Directive in order for it to be legal. They CANNOT be any of the following as witnesses:

  • A blood relative.
  • A beneficiary of the grantor under Commonwealth descent and distribution laws.
  • The employee at a health care facility where the grantor is a patient, unless the employee is also a public notary.
  • A physician who treats the grantor.
  • Anyone financially accountable for the grantee's health care expenses.
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)