Probate and Estate Planning

COST EFFICIENT PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

We do our best to make the inheritance process as efficient and stress free as possible. The attorneys at the Higgins Firm have the knowledge and experience that is needed to guide you through the inheritance procedures and provide prompt responses to any of your questions or concerns. We will help you understand and meet your responsibilities as an administrator. We will help to make sure that everything complies with the law throughout the administration process. Finally, we will make sure that your loved ones’ final wishes are completed with respect and understanding. We strive to make sure the inheritance process is as easier as possible for those involved.

IMPORTANCE OF ESTATE PLANNING

Even though it is something that many of us do not like to consider or think about, it is important that everyone have a Last Will or Living Trusts for the benefit of your family. You should also consider having a Power or Attorney and Living Will in the event you become unable to make important life decisions. Not having these important documents can create a true hardship for your family. Understanding your legal options as to the inheritance and estate planning process is crucial. This is why it is important to speak with one of our Tennessee Probate and Estate planning attorneys. We can help make this time easier by answering any questions you may have and guiding you through some important decisions for the benefit of your loved ones.

ESTATE SERVICSES WE PROVIDE

There are a wide range of legal issues that may surround the probate or estate planning process. The experienced attorneys with the Higgins Firm offer a full range of services to our clients so we can address all of these legal needs. These services include but may not be limited to:

  • Probate services
  • Will Contest Litigation
  • Drafting Last Will and Testaments
  • Creating Living Trusts
  • Power of attorney s
  • Conservatorships: This entails appointing someone to handle your financial and business concerns or any medical decisions that need to be made
  • Living Wills: This document details how you would like to be cared for during the end of your life, such as medication usage, life support, and more
What do I need to bring with me when I meet with a Tennessee probate and estate planning attorney?

If you are the executor of someone’s will or require someone to help you with the probate procedures, in order to make sure the process goes as smoothly and easier as possible, we recommend that you bring certain documents with you to the meeting. These documents include but may not be limited to:

  • The person’s certificate of death
  • A record of all the assets of the estate - this information will better help us determine what goes through probate, who inherits what, what gets done with the land or property, and if the estate will be taxed.
  • Any will, estate planning or other final wishes paperwork
  • Names and locations of the beneficiaries in the will and their relatives – so proper notice can be given to all parties according to the law.
  • A record of a debts the deceased loved one may have had and bills from creditors - According to the law, notice needs to be provided to creditors

Our experienced and compassionate probate and estate planning attorneys with the Higgins Firm understand that this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones. We will work with you and answer any questions you may have. We will help to make the process as easy as possible for you and your family during this time.

Contact us online or call 800.705.2121 for your free consultation to discuss your legal needs and options.