Probate & Estate Administration:
When a loved one passes away, it can be hard to know how to start going through their affairs. They may have a Last Will and Testament, or you may not be able to find one. What happens to their personal property, their financial accounts, their house?
Call us first and let our experienced, compassionate estate attorney answer these questions.
When someone dies and they own property, it is typically necessary to probate their estate. Probate is the process where the property owned by a deceased person is transferred into the name of beneficiaries or heirs.
Typically, this occurs by presenting the decedent's Last Will & Testament to the Probate Court to be administered. If there is no Last Will & Testament, then the estate is considered intestate, and the estate will be distributed according to Tennessee Code Annotated § 31-2-101 et seq.
Our estate attorney will walk you through each step of the process to ensure that everything is handled properly, from filing the paperwork to open the estate with the court to distributing the estate’s assets and paying remaining debts. The process typically takes four to twelve months, depending on the complexity of the estate.
Call us first for a free consultation with our estate attorney who will walk you through the process and answer any specific questions you may have.
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