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Probate Attorneys in Nashville, TN

At Elder Law of Nashville, we can help you navigate the process of probate by filing the appropriate documents, helping you open the estate account, helping you notify and pay creditors, helping you transfer the assets appropriately, and closing the estate in a timely way.

What is Probate?

Probate is the process for distributing the assets of someone who has died, either according to the will that the deceased left, or, where there is no will, according to the Tennessee law of intestate succession. A personal representative or executor of an estate must be named, must fulfill important obligations, and must prove to the court that these obligations have been met. The process is straightforward in Tennessee, and especially in Nashville where the docket is not overwhelmed and the judge and his staff are very efficient. Even though the process is straightforward, it is not something that a lay person should attempt without a lawyer. Quite simply, you can get into a lot of trouble by making mistakes in this area.

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What is a Trust and How Does It Work?

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Manage & pass down assets with a revocable or irrevocable trust. You may have heard about “trusts” over the years, but very few nonlawyers actually know what they...

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The Problem with Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

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Medicaid Planning: When to Seek an Attorney

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If a family member goes into a nursing home, contact an attorney to discuss your Medicaid planning options. What would happen if your spouse or a parent went into a...

Probate

Probate in Tennessee

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Probate for Business Owners in Tennessee

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Long-Term Care Insurance & Estate Planning

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Estate Planning,Medicaid Planning | 0 Comments

Work with an estate planning attorney to determine the best long-term care decisions for your family. So many of us are failing to plan ahead for the inevitability of...

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Plan for the Future with Power of Attorney

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Powers of Attorney | 0 Comments

Learn what a power of attorney is, when you need it, and how it can protect your family. Protect Loved Ones with Power of Attorney I recently met with a senior couple...

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