Wills, trusts, and probate can be a bit confusing. The majority of the time they are issues that arise when emotions are already on overload when faced with end-of-life decisions, or after the death of a loved one. It does not have to be confusing. Our attorneys represent executors, personal representatives, and heirs in probate matters. We also provide clients with estate planning counsel, helping them write wills and create other estate planning documents. When done proactively estate planning can eliminate tension and stress among surviving family members and can set a person’s mind at ease, and they can be sure it will all be sorted out the way they desire when they are no longer here.
Examples of Probate Matters
We manage probating of wills and administration of estates by completing tasks such as these:
- Notifying heirs, beneficiaries, and creditors about the existence of the estate
- Publishing a notice announcing the existence of the estate to the public
- Reviewing and paying creditors claims
- Paying income and estate taxes
- Collecting and distributing the deceased’s assets as directed by the will
- Appearing in court when required
We also undertake probate litigation, such as will contests and removal of executors/personal representatives for breach of fiduciary duty. We handle estates with valid wills and those without (this is referred to as dying intestate).
Examples of Estate Planning
Our attorneys help clients draft wills, living wills/ advance health-care directives, and powers of attorney for people in the Greeneville, Kingsport, Morristown, and the Tri-Cities region. Documents such as these are what most people require to make arrangements for their children, their property, and their wishes for end-of-life care. We can help in all matters of wills, trusts, probate, or estate planning. We can put into words exactly who benefits from an estate and to what extent.
You will find us to be zealous in pursuit of positive results and dedicated to giving clients the personal attention they deserve. If you are looking for the best Greeneville or Kingsport attorneys, look no further than the Cave Law Firm. Based in Greeneville and Kingsport, The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, represents clients throughout the Tri-Cities and Eastern Tennessee.