View Our Practice Areas

probate Archives

What happens if you die without a will in Tennessee?

Many Americans do not have a will in place to dictate where their assets would go or who would handle their affairs once they pass away. If you pass away and do not leave behind a will, the legal term for this is called dying “intestate.” In Tennessee, there are laws to designate how a person’s property is distributed if there is no will at the time of their death. These laws provide direction to the probate court who will handle the distribution of property to heirs and beneficiaries. 

Information needed in a petition to start probate

It is never easy to lose a loved one in Tennessee and there is a grieving process that the family will go through no matter what the circumstances were. However, when people die there are also legal matters that need to be addressed to deal with the deceased's estate. As people are aware people cannot bring their possessions with them when they die. Therefore, the courts need to ensure that these possessions are given to the proper people.

Getting help with estate administration

Finding yourself in charge of administering an estate can be a jarring experience. The responsibility is an emotionally weighty one while also involving extensive complicated paperwork. The role also carries with it a significant number of legal requirements, some of them coming with serious penalties for non-compliance. 

What if there was no will?

The sudden loss of your loved one is heartbreaking. The last thing you and your family want to think about is taking care of the practical details of the estate. You are likely stressed if you have been given this responsibility.

How Can We Help?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
Address

Address
805 South Church Street, Suite 21
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-867-0835
Fax: 615-867-8729
Murfreesboro Law Office Map

Local
Fax