Developing Comprehensive Estate Plans
No matter your age, health or wealth, it is wise to have an estate plan in place. These documents can be as detailed or general as you’d like, and an experienced attorney can certainly provide the guidance you need. If you are considering drafting a will, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation at our firm.
At Judkins Law Firm, we have more than 40 years of experience guiding our clients through the legal process. We understand the worry that many individuals face when considering their own mortality. We are proud of our ability to answer questions and alleviate concerns while providing exceptional client service in this difficult time. Call us at 865-830-3405 for a consultation.
Helping Our Clients Make Tough Decisions
Typically, a will is the cornerstone of any estate plan, but it is only a small piece of the larger puzzle in estate planning. We can help clients draft and anticipate contingencies in numerous documents, including:
- Powers of attorney
- Advance health care directives
- Living wills
Additionally, trusts can take many forms, including a special needs trust, cabin trusts or even pet trusts. Our Tennessee attorney can explain the benefits of each document and guide you through the drafting process.
Estate Administration And Litigation
Having a will and trust in place can help your surviving heirs avoid unnecessary court delays and costly litigation. However, when disputes arise, our firm stands ready to represent the surviving loved ones as they attempt to resolve matters effectively and amicably. When no will exists, we can guide you through the probate process.
The administration of the estate typically entails notifying heirs, overseeing the distribution of assets and paying the estate debts — such as the final tax return. Disputes can arise, however, when the responsibility of the executor is called into question, or an heir is contesting the will itself. In these matters of estate litigation, we have the experience necessary to represent clients through the entirety of the legal process.