Probate

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

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Our probate lawyer understands you. After your loved one is passed away, you may need to a lawyer to probate their estate in order to transfer their assets to their heirs (whether they had a will or not). Our attorneys will walk you through the probate 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. As highly skilled attorneys working with probate, we won’t promise it’s easy for our lawyers, but we can promise it will be easy on you - with the help of our lawyers.

"Having Jelks as my probate attorney helped me understand all the different types of probate in Chattanooga, TN."

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).

Letting an attorney walk this through with you could turn a difficult situation completely around. Our probate lawyer will assess your probate needs at our initial meeting based on the size of the estate. The attorney will then select the type of probate that is best for your situation. Our lawyers are versatile, proficient in both estate-planning and probate. All you need to do is schedule a meeting with our attorney team through the button at the top of the page. Bring all your questions to the meeting and our lawyers will work through them, one by one. Below are a few commonly asked questions to our attorneys:

  • How do the different types of probate work?
  • Is probate required by law in Tennessee?
  • How long does it take to go through a probate attorney?
  • 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 for an attorney to probate a will?
  • Under what circumstances should I avoid probate, according to a lawyer?
  • 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 use an attorney to probate their estate?

Probate can be daunting and stressful for most people, so let an attorney or lawyer walk alongside you. Our probate lawyers truly believe that probate should not be this way for you. So go ahead, pass it off to our attorneys. These attorneys will handle your probate with the skill of a highly proficient and ethical lawyer.

Save your legal worries for our attorneys. Contact our probate lawyers today!