Any time a legal process needs to occur, most people expect a lot of paperwork and for it to take a considerable amount of time. These expectations are often correct, and individuals going through the probate administration process in Tennessee will certainly have their work cut out of them. They may even have a difficult time knowing where to start.
Failing to create an estate plan is one of the biggest mistakes associated with settling final affairs. However, this is a mistake that many people fall victim to, including celebrities. As a result, the deceased person's family is left to sort through the probate administration process without the knowledge of their loved one's true final wishes.
The legal process of estate probate has many aspects that can cause the proceedings to extend a relatively considerable amount of time. One of the biggest issues that can cause probate administration to come to a near halt involves litigation. Unfortunately, there are many issues that could arise during the closing of an estate that could lead to this type of action in Tennessee.
People are commonly intimidated by legal proceedings. Even when these processes are necessary for generally non-confrontational situations, Tennessee residents can still feel immensely overwhelmed. Though probate administration can go smoothly, there is also the potential for conflict, and individuals holding the position of personal representative may have a difficult time knowing how to address these issues.