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Protect Your Best Interests
After the loss of a loved one, you need a competent probate attorney to guide you through the complexity of the probate and estate administration process. Attorney Mark Tillery's firm is focused on helping families through this difficult time, while simplifying the legal complexities that they are confronted with.
Probate is the court supervised distribution of a person's property at death. When an individual dies owning property in his or her name, that property generally must go through probate. The probate system is designed to ensure the validity of a will, to give notice to all possible claimants of property, and to resolve ownership disputes and rights. Probate courts also distribute property not covered by a will (intestate estates) according to legal defaults. Procedurally, the probate court first establishes whether the deceased left a valid will. If so, the probate process guides the division of property in accordance with the will's provisions.
If the estate is intestate or if a will is found to be invalid, the probate division applies state laws to divide up the estate. The probate court then signs off on the final accounting of the distribution, thereby finalizing the transfers of ownership. In Tennessee, the average probate takes about 5-6 months.
Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
- Trust Administration
Our mission is to provide our clients with creative, efficient, and professional legal services. We will strive to act with integrity and seek justice in our passionate pursuit to uphold the rule of law. We are committed to excellence, compassion and client-centric service providing sensible advise with our clients best interest in mind.
Call 865-693-2500 today to arrange your free initial consultation. Serving clients throughout East Tennessee.
Admitted To The Bar:
- Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2009
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994
Professional Memberships and Achievements:
- Tennessee State Bar, member