After a loved one passes away, there are many end of life and other legal issues which will need to be resolved, despite this being such a painful time for family and friends. There is the administration of the deceased's estate, the verification of the validity of the will, estate litigation, the resolution of any inheritance disputes and much more. Numerous complications can arise during the probate process, particularly in cases where the deceased's will is determined as not legally valid. If the deceased's will is not legally valid, the estate will be handled in the same way as if no will exists. Individuals who die intestate will have their assets and property distributed to heirs and beneficiaries according to the state laws regarding intestate succession.
Only those assets which an individual owns in his or her name will be passed on according to intestate succession laws. Property that has been transferred to a living trust, proceeds from life insurance policies, funds from an IRA account or 401(k), bank accounts which are payable-on-death, and certain other assets are not affected by the validity of a will. An experienced probate attorney from my Nashville law firm will be able to advise you of the assets and property you may be eligible to receive according to the laws of intestate succession. I will also be able to help you understand your inheritance rights and assist you in resolving any disputes which may arise. In cases like this, hiring a Nashville probate attorney who is committed to protecting your interests will be essential in getting the outcome you seek. As the legal assistance you need is only a phone call away, I recommend you waste no time and call David Whittaker, Attorney at Law.