Protecting Personal Rights and the Estate in Tennessee
It is not uncommon for a death in the family to result in a dispute over a will or in the execution of an estate. Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process, generally, includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distribution of property to heirs.
Whether you are a beneficiary, a personal representative or you are a family member with an interest, it is important to consult with an experienced legal advocate about your rights. At Sobel, Poss & Moore in Nashville, Tennessee, our legal team is experienced in handling the probate process and will disputes on behalf of our clients and their families.
Advocacy for Executors or Personal Representatives
If you were named the executor or personal representative of an estate, you want to protect your personal interests as well as ensure that procedures and deadlines are properly adhered to. Remember that any mistakes or delays could result in personal liability. Our firm handles all aspects of estate administration, including payment of debtors, distribution and taxes, and can also represent you in the event of a dispute. Remember that the estate will pay for any fees.
Our Nashville will disputes lawyers are experienced with cases involving:
- Claims against the estate for debts owed
- Disputes involving the division of assets
- Beneficiary designation of life insurance policies, bank accounts and retirement accounts
- Legitimacy of the will: "sound mind" or wills created under duress, fraud or undue influence
- Real estate, division of property or sale of land
- Probate litigation and trust disputes
Tennessee Will Disputes and Estate Litigation
If there is a will dispute in the state of Tennessee, parties are entitled to a jury trial. If you are involved in a will dispute, it is important to work with a legal team that is experienced in the complexities of will formation as well as the process of litigation. We are trial lawyers with extensive experience in all aspects of discovery, evidence collection and know how to present a case in court. While we are skilled in negotiation, we will fight for your rights and work to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Call now at 615-649-5428 for a free consultation or contact us by e-mail to speak directly with our Tennessee probate dispute attorney.