Probate Lawyer in Nashville
An attorney who offers compassionate, effective representation
The loss of a family member is very painful but it can be even more upsetting when it comes time to settle that person’s debts and distribute assets. This process can be difficult even when there is an existing will. That’s why it’s a good idea to have an experienced probate lawyer working for you. Thompson Law can help.
An attorney can help handle the probate of an estate. “Estate” sounds like something only rich people have to worry about but it’s a legal term that refers to everything you own. “Probate” basically means proving a will and carrying it out according to the deceased person’s wishes. That can be a complicated process.
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson has been serving the legal needs of people in Davidson and surrounding counties for decades, in all types of cases. He knows the difficulties that can arise in probating a will and how to handle them. He is dedicated to helping you make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. At all times, he is respectful toward the person’s final wishes.
An experienced attorney who can guide you every step of the way
When someone dies, and there was a will, there are certain basic steps that need to be followed in the probate process:
- The designated executor or administrator takes over the estate
- There is an inventory of assets (not all assets need to go through the probate process – this inventory includes assets that did designate a specific beneficiary)
- Creditors need to be paid (if your loved one owed money, time is allowed for creditors to file a claim)
- Taxes need to be paid (any outstanding tax bills need to be settled)
- The remaining assets are distributed according to the will
Unfortunately, even with a will there can be problems. For example, a family member may contest the will. There can be disputes about whether certain assets need to go through probate. The validity of creditor claims needs to be assessed. These problems can cause delays and can take months to sort out.
That’s why it’s important to have an experienced probate lawyer on your side. Attorney Thompson knows that this is already a difficult time. The probating of a will can be very complex and sometimes cause division in families. He helps you handle the legal difficulties that can come up.
Serving Davidson and surrounding counties
Probate law requires a skilled attorney who has an attention for detail. Attorney Thompson has a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws that affect the probate process. He has been helping families with complex issues for decades. There are usually problems that arise during the probating of a will. Attorney Thompson can help you find solutions.
You can expect certain things when represented by attorney Thompson. You can expect compassion for the difficult time you are going through. You can expect him to guide you through the process every step of the way. You can expert personal attention. He is always available if you any concerns or questions.
Learn more about how an experienced probate attorney can help. Contact attorney Kim Thompson today to schedule a free consultation. He can review the details of your situation, explain your legal options and answer any questions that you have.