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In Our Judgment

The official Frantz, McConnell, and Seymour, LLP blog.

Many clients have called me and expressed a great dread of something which they have heard of, and seem to fear …. Probate.

Many clients have called me and expressed a great dread of something which they have heard of, and seem to fear …. Probate.

 

What is Probate? 

In Tennessee, probate is a process under state law by which a deceased person’s family (or beneficiaries) may present their loved one’s will to a local court to formally open an estate.  The court then oversees the gathering of the estate’s assets, the payment of any claims against or debts of the estate, and the distribution of the estate’s assets to the deceased person’s relatives, or beneficiaries, named in the will.

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