Protecting The Rights Of Heirs
One of the best ways to plan for the future is to create an estate plan. Estate planning, including writing a will, allows you to protect your family and make decisions about what will happen to your assets at the time of your death.
At The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers can draft a document that clearly reflects your objectives and financial circumstances. This can include:
- Establishing guardianship for your minor children
- Setting up testamentary trusts
- Bequeathing gifts to your loved ones
- Supporting a charity or organization
- Arranging for the care of your pets
Although your will has no expiration date, we recommend amending it periodically or after a major change such as divorce, marriage, the death of a loved one or the birth of a child.
If you are in the process of divorce, you may choose to enter into a separation agreement that specifies the division of property should you or your spouse die before finalizing your dissolution.
Probate That Saves Your Beneficiaries Time And Money
The Tennessee Probate Code contains extensive, complex provisions that govern wills, estates and probate issues. Probate disputes can delay distribution of assets, cost beneficiaries money and permanently damage family relationships. Our attorneys develop resolutions that support your personal objectives and avoid unnecessary expenses and conflicts.
Our probate litigation attorneys can help you with all aspects of estate planning, probate and estate dispute resolution. We have decades of experience, and our estate planning and trial background benefit you at all stages of the process. We can:
- Recommend trusts and other estate planning instruments that support your objectives
- Probate intestate and testate estates of your loved ones
- Represent you in guardianship or conservatorship proceedings
- Advocate for your rights if disputes arise
Are you entitled to inheritance? Do you have questions about your rights as a widow/widower? We analyze how the court is likely to interpret the disputed will to effectively advise you on your options.
Our team has the resources and knowledge to handle complex will contest matters involving:
- Assertion of widow’s/widower’s rights
- Unintentional disinheritance of children
- Creditor and business partner claims
- Undue influence
- Incapacity issues
With your individual goals in mind, we may recommend litigation or mediation to bring about the best possible result.
At The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., we help heirs contest the disputed provisions of their loved one’s will. Our attorneys can provide you with the resources you need to recover the inheritance to which you are entitled.
Guardianships And Conservatorships
If you are a parent of minor children or are responsible for the well-being of an adult with a disability, you should consider how to best arrange for your loved ones’ future care.
Our attorneys discuss actions you can take to secure guardianship of your children or conservatorship of your adult dependents after your death.
We also represent guardians and conservators and help you establish these legal relationships if a loved one’s illness or injury resulted in a disability, or if the parents of young relatives suddenly died.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
Call The Hurley Law Firm, P.C., at 865-888-5472 or complete our online form to schedule your initial consultation. We serve estate and probate clients in West Knoxville and throughout eastern Tennessee.