Going through probate is the formal process of administering a decedent’s probate assets under the supervision of the probate court in the county in which the decedent resided at death. Engaging a probate lawyer is important because the probate and trust laws of Tennessee can be complex and because you can be personally liable if you in your capacity as personal representative do something wrong. Each estate is different and the legal advice required to get a personal representative through the entire process can vary widely depending on an array of factors. Likewise, if you are a beneficiary of a trust or estate you should consult with a probate attorney to help ensure that your beneficial rights are protected to the full extent of the law.