Do I Need a Probate Attorney?

Yes. You should consult with an experienced Tennessee probate attorney 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 such as the size and complexity of the decedent’s assets, whether the decedent was organized, whether the decedent’s estate plan was in proper order, and whether family members and other beneficiaries are cooperative.

Likewise, if you are a beneficiary of a decedent’s trust or estate you should consult with an experienced probate attorney to help assure that your beneficial rights are protected to the full extent of the law. If you believe your beneficial rights are being violated or overlooked, failure to promptly act may cause a delay in receiving your inheritance or even bar the recovery of your inheritance due to the passage of a statutory time limit.