Probate Laws in Tennessee: How to Probate a Will in Tennessee

Help with understanding Tennessee probate laws and meeting deadlines

Probate is a long, drawn-out legal process that can be intimidating to the family of the deceased person. Probate laws in Tennessee are complex, requiring the knowledge and expertise of an experienced estate planning attorney. Stephen L. Gilly is just such an attorney. He knows the ins and outs of probate in Tennessee and stays on top of deadlines. The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer can take the edge off the probate process by giving you confidence that all is being taken care of properly and efficiently.

The basic steps of probating a will

Probate is the process of proving that a will is valid and, thereafter, administering the estate of the deceased person according to the terms of the will. It entails many steps and deadlines and the filing of many legal documents, including:

  • Locating the last will and testament of the decedent
  • Compiling a list of all beneficiaries
  • Ascertaining the liabilities of the decedent
  • Naming a representative or executor
  • Bringing all necessary information to the Probate Court of Circuit Court

In Tennessee, this process requires various legal documents, and there are highly specific time limitations. The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer has years of experience with probate, and can expedite the process for you.

A Tennessee law firm that is one step ahead

The attorneys at Gilly, Hill and Schaefer guide personal representatives and trustees through all aspects of probate and trust administration in Tennessee. We protect your assets, and handle everything from verifying the validity of the will to paying claims against the estate and disbursing inheritance to the beneficiaries. We work with real estate and tax professionals wherever necessary.

Each step in the Tennessee probate process has time limitations. Failure to meet these deadlines leads to penalties, so it is advisable to work with a lawyer who is thoroughly familiar with Tennessee probate law.

The competent professionals at The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer can give you the practical help you need with this complex and often tedious process.

A Kingsport estate planning firm that understands the intricacies of probate law

The Law Firm of Gilly, Hill and Schaefer’s estate planning attorneys in Kingsport are knowledgeable about Tennessee estate laws and can simplify the probate process. We offer personal attention and a refreshingly down-to-earth approach. Located in Kingsport, we serve clients throughout north east Tennessee. Call us at 423-246-3811 to arrange for a free initial consultation, or contact us online.