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Protecting Your Assets Through Effective Probate Administration

Probate is the legal process of distributing the assets of an estate after the owner’s death. Many people aim to avoid probate due to its associated fees and lengthy timelines, depending on the estate’s size. While avoidance strategies exist, probate often becomes necessary for the following purposes:

  • Establishing a will’s validity
  • Identifying heirs and beneficiaries
  • Creating an inventory of the estate
  • Distributing assets
  • Paying off debts and creditors

If you have concerns about the probate process for your estate or the estate of a loved one, consulting a knowledgeable Tennessee probate lawyer is crucial. My name is Jeremy Trapp, and I offer a free initial consultation in which I will provide you with factual information about probate with no obligations on your part. Schedule an appointment in DeKalb County by calling 615-988-4035.

Contested Wills: When Disputes Arise

Contested wills, while more common in fictional dramas, can occur in real life, too. Estate administration usually goes smoothly, but sometimes, individuals challenge a will due to reasons such as the following:

  • A belief that the deceased was pressured into specific provisions
  • Doubt about the deceased’s mental capacity to create a will
  • Concerns regarding the will’s proper execution

If you’re involved in a probate proceeding with a contested will, then you need a lawyer who can offer a clear perspective and focus on factual evidence. As a Smithville elder and probate law attorney and founder of Jeremy D. Trapp, Attorney at Law, I can effectively analyze your dispute and help negotiate a fair distribution of assets.

Protecting Your Interests Through Fairness

There’s usually no going back once an estate is divided and distributed. Therefore, securing the right legal representation as soon as possible is crucial to advocate for your interests during the probate process. I offer free initial consultations in Putnam County. Schedule yours by calling 615-988-4035 or contacting me online.