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For some people, buying a home will be the single largest investment they will make during their lifetime. There are so many details to plan for. For others ready to sell and move on, there are equally as many complex details. Attorney Kimberly I. Barnard is an experienced real estate lawyer who can answer your questions about Kentucky's complicated real estate laws and expedite your real property closing. Clients work with her for meticulous attention to details, personalized services and her high regard for timely closings.
When you create an estate plan, you are safeguarding all that you have worked hard for during your life. Your estate plan also offers relief to your family if you suddenly become ill or disabled by expressing your wishes for:
Probate matters are not always straightforward, and if not done correctly, could add additional time and stress on families to close their loved one's final affairs. Kimberly provides compassionate and experienced advocacy to help ease your family's burden during your time of loss.
Attorney Kimberly I. Barnard understands business operations from personal experience as a business owner and from the legal standpoint as an attorney. She provides clients operating for-profit and nonprofit organizations with contract drafting and contract review services. She can help you plan for success. Call Barnard Law Office PLLC at 859-858-0323 to set up an appointment.
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Kimberly I. Barnard founded Barnard Law Office PLLC with a heart to serve people in her community. Whether helping them achieve their goals in their real estate purchases and sales, estate planning and business matters, or easing their burdens when a loved one passes, Kimberly enjoys helping people. Kimberly successfully started and operated two businesses and worked in various offices before going to law school. After completing law school, Kimberly was commissioned in the United States Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps. Her assignments for the U.S. government took her to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Now settled in Wilmore, Kentucky, Kimberly has brought her training, skills and experience back home. She is also an adjunct professor of business for the graduate and undergraduate programs at several universities, teaching business law, ethics, business management, and international business.
Skillful Anticipation Can Avoid Costly Litigation In The Future
Barnard Law Office PLLC in Wilmore is dedicated to helping clients minimize potential risks of future disputes. Kimberly counsels’ clients and provides strategies to implement preventative measures whenever possible. Kimberly's extensive real estate, business and estate law experience has helped her clients in the Jessamine County and Lexington-Fayette metropolitan area. Email or call the firm at 859-858-0323 to speak with a lawyer who cares about your success.
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Whether you are working with a real estate agent to purchase a home or are selling your home on your own, your real estate transaction will require a closing agent to ensure all the vital details are in place. The closing agent ensures the buyer and seller has each fulfilled their duties to the contract and then will disburse the funds and title/deed to the parties once the conditions in the real estate contract are fulfilled.
In Kentucky, a closing agent is used to coordinate and prepare all the closing documents and complete a home buying transaction. The buyer and seller generally sign and "close" the transaction at the same time.
Real estate closings are complex. Loan documents, seller disclosure, inspection reports, the purchase/sales contract, title search for liens on the title, title insurance, homeowners' insurance and determining the final closing date need to be reviewed and coordinated.
Working with an attorney who collaborates with real estate agents and homeowners — and is approved by a majority of area banks — can relieve the stressful burden of worry that comes with real property transactions.
Attorney Kimberly I. Barnard provides experienced real estate closing services. She will answer your questions directly, providing clear and straightforward feedback. If you will be out of town for your real estate closing, Kimberly can step in to keep your closing on track, even if you are traveling.
Attorney Barnard has an experienced eye for the details of your real estate transaction and she will diligently negotiate in your best interest in your home closing. Barnard Law Office PLLC primarily serves clients in the Jessamine County and Lexington-Fayette metropolitan area and also serves out-of-town residents who are buying or selling real property in this region. Contact Barnard Law Office PLLC in Wilmore by calling 859-858-0323 or by completing the online form.
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Planning for a distant future can sometimes be a last priority when daily or monthly activities take your time. Some people get anxious at the thought of estate planning and consider it an end-of-life conversation they would rather avoid. However, misunderstanding the purpose of estate planning can lead to grief, confusion and contending with prolonged probate court involvement for your family.
At Barnard Law Office PLLC, attorney Kimberly I. Barnard provides complete information to individuals and families about the importance of creating an estate plan even while they are still building their estates.
Couples just starting their families have much to gain with a proper estate plan. If one or both should become incapacitated or suddenly ill, their estate plan documents can bring the peace of mind that they have provided for the well-being of their family. They can nominate their choice of a guardian for their minor children. They can also name persons whom they trust to oversee distribution of their assets for the family's benefit.
If you already have an estate plan and recently retired, got divorced or lost your spouse, it is a good time to have your estate plan updated with your current information and to comply with Kentucky's updated laws. Kimberly can help you with important matters such as:
Barnard Law Office PLLC in Wilmore provides knowledgeable estate planning and compassionate probate representation for individuals and families throughout the Jessamine County and the Lexington-Fayette metropolitan area. Call the firm at 859-858-0323 or complete the online form.
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Starting a new business is exciting. Taking your idea from vision to innovation is invigorating. Whether you are an independent contractor, supplier of goods, consultant or service provider, for profit, or not-for-profit 501(c)(3), bringing your ideas and passion to life can also be stressful. It requires planning, contracts, possibly zoning approvals and an experienced business lawyer at the heart of it.
Barnard Law Office PLLC provides comprehensive business law services for existing businesses and startups throughout Jessamine County and the Lexington-Fayette metro region.
In addition to a solid business plan, most businesses must have contracts in place. Contracts need to clearly state the purpose and scope of the contract in writing to avoid future misunderstanding. A clear contract will state what is to be provided, the delivery method and terms of fees, interest, penalties for breach and default, and the method of opportunity to cure breach of contract.
Insurance is another integral, but complex, component to operating a business. State and federal laws can be confusing considering all the other important matters, including workers' compensation and specific risk insurance.
Kimberly understands the scope of business needs and provides a full spectrum of transactional services including, but not limited to, contract drafting and review, insurance reviews and business plans. She helps businesses proactively plan to avoid costly litigation to the fullest extent possible. She has helped for-profit business and non-profit businesses, including media productions, service companies, retail and missionary organizations with overseas interests.
If your contracts contain vague information, or are missing important concepts, you could be headed into a costly contract dispute. Contract disputes can become time-consuming and a drain on your business's finances. Barnard Law Office PLLC can help you get ahead of potential conflicts by ensuring your contracts comply with state and federal laws. Call the firm in Wilmore at 859-858-0323 or complete this online form.
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