Understanding Probate In Tennessee

Probate is the administration of assets after someone's passing. In some cases, it is straightforward with very little property and only one or two people to receive it. This is not always the case. The probate process can be a complicated one, with many potential obstacles.

When a deceased person's (decedent's) assets are in dispute or otherwise undetermined, there are a series of Tennessee state laws that dictate how those assets are distributed, how an appeal may occur, and who and when objections can occur.

Executors And Their Role

An executor is someone charged with following a decedent's will and distributing their assets. This task includes accounting for a full estate and encompasses distribution of:

  • Physical property
  • Real estate and rental properties
  • Businesses
  • Stocks and investments
  • Non-liquid assets like trusts

These are all difficult tasks for laypersons to complete, especially when the decedent was someone you loved.

Our lawyers are equipped to help executors manage estate distribution. We provide you with resources you need. To help you determine in which areas you need assistance, our firm provides you with a book on probate that gives helpful guidance so you, the executor, can decide when you need help.

Our Firm Provides Specialized Help

Thirty years of legal service to over 6,000 Brentwood families only happens when an attorney knows what they are doing. At Russ Cook & Associates, PC, we give dedicated, discrete advice to estate executors.

Set up an appointment with us to go over your options and what to expect when executing an estate. Call us at 615-200-9117.