The probate process in Tennessee is a way by which the Executor (if the person had a will) or the Administrator (if the person did not have a will) identifies the debts and assets of the person's estate as well as who the beneficiaries are. The Executor/Administrator handles the administration of the estate, including paying debts, collecting assets, and distributing the remaining estate to the beneficiaries (if there's a will) or the heirs at law (if there is no will).
Depending on the size of the estate and the complexities of the will, estate administration can be a time-consuming process. There are legal deadlines for notifying creditors and filing claims. There are also a number of legal requirements that an Executor/Administrator must follow to ensure that probate is handled properly.
The probate process may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.
We provide a step-by-step guide with checklists to help make the process go smoothly. We also take the time to explain why each step is necessary and what to expect at each stage.
Dealing with probate after losing a loved one can be a daunting task. Let us help guide you and provide support.