Joe WeyantProbate & Estate Attorney
Tennessee Estate LawWhen a person dies owning assets solely in his or her name, an estate automatically exists under Tennessee law. Whether the person died with or without a valid Last Will & Testament, the law has legal procedures in place to ensure that the Deceased’s property is transferred to the proper heirs or beneficiaries.
Probate Attorney in NashvilleWhen a person has died with a valid Last Will & Testament, the estate is referred to as “testate,” and the process will be called formal probate. If no valid will exists, the estate will be referred to as an intestate estate, and the process will be referred to as the administration of an estate.
However, to change the record title and ownership of a Deceased’s property, one or the other method must be carried out, either probate or administration of the estate. This is the case for both personal property and real estate belonging to a Decedent.
While the various statutes and laws related to probate and administration of an estate are straightforward, they are not to be undertaken lightly. Additionally, there are various alternative procedures that exist, and could either replace or complement the full probate or estate administration protocol.
For example, in Nashville and areas nearby, there are some instances where a single document, such as an Affidavit of Heirship, may be all that is needed to change the title to personal property or real estate. This could be the case if a person died without a will, but owned real property or personal property solely in his or her name. Likewise, if a person dies with a will, but it is needed only to change the ownership of real property, a process called “muniment of title” or “limited” probate may be resorted to. Such specific nuances in the law dictate that a person in need of estate services hire an experienced Tennessee attorney.
Will and Probate Lawyer
Will Contests & Trust LawyerSince 2003, Mr. Weyant has handled a vast array of complex and contested estate matters. He routinely opens estates and administers probate cases, all across the state of Tennessee, and is even well-versed in interstate probate issues, known as “ancillary probate,” where a Decedent has property in multiple states which must be administered.
In addition, where conflict arises in an estate, Mr. Weyant is competent to present and defend formal will contests, and handles court disputes over inheritance, and the general descent and distribution of an estate.
Nashville Attorney for Wills & TestamentsOn the front end, Mr. Weyant creates both Last Will & Testaments and Revocable (Living) Trusts for his clients, and can explain ways to plan to avoid probate, should a client be interested. Mr. Weyant also drafts Durable Powers of Attorney, and Powers of Attorney for Business and Health Care, including Living Wills (advance directives), as the client contemplates end of life decisions.
- Wills & Trusts
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Living Wills / Advance Directives
Please get in touch with us to learn how Joe Weyant can assist you with your probate and estate matters or to schedule a consultation. You can secure the professional legal representation you need for your probate and estate matters. Contact us today and let Mr. Weyant’s expertise and compassionate approach guide you toward a favorable resolution. With his expertise and dedication, you can trust this notable attorney to protect your interests and provide you with the personalized guidance and support you deserve. Contact us now to take the first step toward resolving your probate and estate matters. We understand that convenience is key, so we offer the option to connect with Joe Weyant through our user-friendly online form. This hassle-free method lets you provide the necessary details and contact us at your convenience. Our experienced team is also available to address your inquiries and guide you through the process when you call (615) 239-1532.