Probate/Trust Administration

If you're on this page, you probably have a lot of questions about the Probate Process. What is Probate? Do I need a Probate attorney? What is the Probate process? How to avoid probate?

If you are here to learn about probate in Tennessee after the passing of a loved one, we first want to say that we are deeply sorry for your loss. We hope that the information you find on this page will help simplify any legal and administrative steps during such a difficult time.

Probate in Tennessee is a court-supervised procedure that helps to ensure the legal transfer of assets from the deceased to the rightful heirs or beneficiaries. Probate in Tennessee may also be necessary to:

Prove the validity of the will

Appoint someone to manage the estate (the "administrator" if there is no will or the "executor" if there is one)

Inventory and appraise the estate property

Pay any debts or taxes (including estate taxes)

Distribute the property as direct by the will—or by the state law if there is no will

Probate FAQ

Our firm represents non-contested probate matters only. If you are seeking to dispute or contest a Will, or are in need of Probate & Estate Litigation services, unfortunately, that's outside of what we practice here at our firm.

Getting Help: Choosing The Right Attorney For Your Probate Case

The best way to ensure your probate is done right is to choose your attorney wisely. Unfortunately, not all attorneys are created equally. Many lawyers only "dabble" in probate or trusts. Choosing the wrong lawyer can lead to delays and mishandling of an estate.

You also are not obligated to use the attorney who prepared the Will. Just because a particular attorney prepared the Will does not mean that attorney must handle the probate, nor are they necessarily the right person for the job. However, you should choose an attorney with whom you have comfort and confidence. Choosing your lawyer for probate and estate administration is one of the most important decisions you will make. The right lawyer will be an expert guide who will help you navigate the probate process.

Contact Linville Estate Law to help you navigate probate

If you are ready to get started with the probate process after the passing of a loved one, contact us to help determine what steps you should take. We are here in service to make this all as easy as possible.

Click the link below to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with a member of our Client Services team. You can generally request a call for the same day or as soon as possible. In addition, you will learn more about working with us and get a few preliminary questions answered before connecting with a member of our Probate team.

The following step is an Estate Administration Review, where we will answer all of your questions about probate and guide you and your family through the process. We would be honored to help you administer your loved one's estate as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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