Probate

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Probate, after such a loss, doesn’t have to add to your sorrow. Let us guide you step-by-step through the probate process.

After your loved one is passed away, you may need to probate their estate in order to transfer their assets to their heirs (whether they had a will or not). We will walk you through this process, so that you can easily gather your loved one’s assets, pay their debts and taxes, and distribute their assets in a simple fashion. We won’t promise it’s easy for us, but we can promise it will be easy on you - with our help.

How Does It Work?

There are three different types of probate in the State of Tennessee:

  1. When you’re only transferring real estate
  2. When you’re transferring estates valued at less than $50,000 with no real estate, and
  3. When you’re transferring estates valued at more than $50,000 or estates that have real estate plus other assets (regardless of the value of those assets).

We will assess your needs at our initial meeting based on the size of the estate, and then select the type of probate that is best for your situation. All you need to do is schedule a meeting with our team through the button at the top of the page. Bring all your questions to the meeting and we will work through them, one by one. Below are a few commonly asked questions:

  • How do the different types of probate work?
  • Is probate required by law in Tennessee?
  • How long does it take to go through probate?
  • What are my responsibilities as the executor or administrator of the estate?
  • What are my rights as a beneficiary or heir of the estate?
  • How much does it cost to probate a will?
  • Under what circumstances should I avoid probate?
  • Who is responsible for paying the creditors of my deceased loved one?
  • My loved one passed away several years ago. Is it too late to probate their estate?

Leave your legal worries in our capable hands. Contact us today!