Guiding You Through Delicate Choices

With numerous factors to consider and so many choices to make, good estate planning often proves to be more of an art than a science. We will work with you to help you develop an estate plan that is tailored to your family's specific needs. Estate planning empowers you to make important choices — your own choices — about your family and your money, in addition to making clear your decisions about medical issues and minimizing or eliminating your estate tax liability. A comprehensive estate plan will prevent unpleasant surprises, reducing conflict among your heirs when you pass away.

At Murfree & Goodman, PLLC, our goal in estate planning is to preserve family wealth and create family dynasties over multiple generations with practical consideration of individuals' and families' needs, goals, challenges and strengths. Our firm's founding attorney, Matt B. Murfree III, was in the practice of estate planning starting in 1969. With the addition of Matt's son, Bricke Murfree, the firm provides continuity in estate planning over multiple generations. Allow our family to work with your family in meeting your goals.

Intergenerational Planning For Families

We represent a range of clients in estate planning. We currently plan for families from great-grandparents to great-grandchildren in ways that meet their specific goals. By using traditional tools like wills and trusts, and more complex instruments such as family limited partnerships, LLCs, generation-skipping transfer trusts, we help families achieve their long-term goals. Our capabilities include:

  • Simple wills
  • Living wills and health care directives
  • Powers of attorney (POA) and health care powers of attorney
  • Comprehensive trust work, including:
    • Revocable trusts
    • Irrevocable trusts
    • Simple child trusts
    • Generation-skipping trusts
    • Spendthrift trusts
    • Special needs trusts
    • Allocation of trust funds
  • Real estate planning
  • Business succession planning, which provides for continuity in family business ownership and management
  • Tax planning
  • Conservatorship
  • Administration of the estate and probate matters after the loss of a loved one

Our firm's lawyers have represented Tennessee estates in excess of $30 million, as well as modest estates. We have been involved in the making of large lifetime gifts for the purpose of estate planning such as the gifting recently of $1 million in real estate through the use of family limited partnerships and generation-skipping transfer trusts.

Contact A Nashville Area Special Needs Planning Attorney

Contact the Murfreesboro estate planning attorneys of Murfree & Goodman, PLLC, to learn more about your options. Whether you want to make sure your children keep the family farm or you are concerned about large real estate holdings, we can provide the guidance you need.