Estate Planning And Probate Administration

No one wants to leave their loved ones the burden and heartache that goes with not having properly set out how property should be disposed of upon your death. Likewise, you do not want to cause turmoil by not providing clear directions for your family and health care providers regarding important health care decisions, such as who is to make your health care decisions if you are not able to and whether you desire to be kept alive in the event of a catastrophic event (coma or other situation where you are incapable of providing guidance).

Having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is one of the most important things you can do to provide greater peace of mind to your loved ones. It will ensure your wishes are carried out.

I understand how important estate planning is for you and your family. From my office in Alcoa, I provide comprehensive estate planning and probate administration services to clients in Knox County, Blount County and throughout the surrounding counties.

Estate Planning And Probate Services

I believe that every client deserves personalized attention. Every person's situation is different, which means that every client needs a unique approach to their estate plan.

In my role as estate planning attorney, I take the time to learn about your specific situation, identify what your goals are, and work with you to establish a set of documents which accomplishes your goals. I will work with you to establish the following documents into your estate plan:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance directives

I have a thorough understanding of the probate process in Tennessee. I provide compassionate and knowledgeable advice to help make sure that the administration of an estate is conducted efficiently.

Resolving Probate Disputes

Sometimes people die without having given clear directions about what to do with their estate, or someone has taken an apparent improper action with respect to the estate of a family member. If there is no will, it may be unclear who should be the administrator of the estate. There may be concerns that the will is invalid or was executed under circumstances which cast doubt on the deceased person's actual intent.

There are a number of disputes that can arise during the probate process. These conflicts may include will contests or contested guardianships. When serious arguments emerge, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands how to resolve these issues.

As a former prosecutor with extensive courtroom experience, I understand what it takes to win a case. While I strive to resolve a case using mediation or settlement, I am prepared to go to trial to defend your interests in court if necessary.

Take Control Of Your Future

To learn more about the estate planning options you may wish to pursue, call my office at 865-981-4966 to schedule a consultation. I also welcome your questions by email.