Tennessee Probate FAQ

Probate Attorney in Nashville, TN Answers Your Estate Planning Questions

If your loved one has recently passed away, then you may have various questions regarding the probate process and what you will face in the coming weeks. I am David Whittaker, Attorney at Law, and I can provide you with the answers that you need as well as the assistance and guidance that will benefit you throughout this process. Refer to the following answers to obtain some basic information regarding the situation that you may be facing:

What exactly is probate?
Generally when a person dies, they have a will which will make provisions for how they wish their estate to be distributed. Probate is the court process by which a will is carried out. If no will is present, then property may still be distributed to beneficiaries through the probate process.

How much does probate cost?
The probate process itself can be extremely costly depending on the size and value of the estate altogether. In addition, there are many other fees that can be associated with this process such as court fees and attorney fees.

How long does probate take?
It is hard to place an exact time frame on a probate process, however if the estate is large and of greater value, then you can expect the process to take much longer. Further, if there are discrepancies in the will, or if there are disputes, then you can expect the process to take longer.

How can I avoid probate?
There are many various methods that can help you avoid probate, or at least the majority of the process. One method is through a living trust, essentially transferring all of your assets to your beneficiaries before you die.

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If you have more questions, then get in touch with my office to discuss your concerns. I offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your case without any financial obligation on your part. I have been serving the residents of this area for a number of years, and you can be sure that I will stand by you from start to finish of your case if you choose to work with me. Contact my firm today to discuss your situation and to begin pursuing the results that you need for your future.

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