Knowledgeable Estate Administration & Probate Assistance

At Goble & Yow, PLLC, we provide comprehensive estate representation. We can help create a comprehensive estate plan, but we know that is only half of the process. We also provide advice and assistance with estate administration and probate matters. With more than 35 years of combined experience, you can trust that our estate administration attorneys know how to do both effectively.

Contact our office in Clarksville at 931-266-4763 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Probate Is A Major Step In The Estate Administration Process

People often use the terms "estate administration" and "probate" interchangeably, but they are not the same. Estate administration is the process in which your assets are identified, inventoried and distributed and all of your debts are paid. Your executor also pays all applicable inheritance (estate) taxes and addresses TennCare matters if the decedent received benefits.

Probate is the formal process in which a court validates your will and gives the executor the authority to perform the required administrative duties. In the absence of a will, the court will use intestacy laws to determine the distribution of your assets.

The administration of your estate can take several months to several years depending on the property and your estate plan. When you have a valid will and adequate estate plan, the process can be relatively simple. Discussing the choices you made for your estate plan with family members, guardians and other beneficiaries can also help avoid will contests.

Were You Named The Executor Of An Estate? Our Lawyers Can Help.

The task of acting as an executor is very important, but it can be complicated and stressful. We can provide the guidance you need to get the job done as effectively and efficiently as possible. Call us at 931-266-4763 or complete our online form to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.