Whitaker Law Office is a law firm assisting individuals with comprehensive estate planning as well as handling estates going through the probate process. Our law firm assist individuals in estate planning and helps clients choose the right legal instrument(s) to ensure that their assets are protected and distributed according to their wishes in the event of their death. Based in Lebanon, TN, our firm serves clients in Nashville and the surrounding area, including Davidson, Wilson, Sumner, Smith, Macon, and Trousdale Counties. Our attorney A. Tyler Whitaker is a skilled attorney who will assist, guide, and provide counsel with estate planning and the probate process.
Practice Area: Probate and Estate Planning
As a probate lawyer, A. Tyler Whitaker guides his clients through the whole probate process from start to finish. This includes:
- Securing the probate assets
- Obtaining appraisals of the decedent’s property
- Preparing all documents required by probate court in a timely manner
- Advising on the payment of final and outstanding bills owed by the Estate
- Making appropriate elections with retirement plans
- Requesting court permission for various actions
- Addressing income tax issues
- Distributing assets to beneficiaries
- Probating estates
Sometimes, there are disputes surrounding an estate. Beneficiaries or heirs may contest the validity of the decedent’s last will and testament through a will contest. A. Tyler Whitaker is a probate litigator who is more than capable of representing clients in these matters.
The probate process can be complicated and time consuming, and estate planning is critical to ensuring that your assets are properly distributed. Our attorney is highly knowledgeable about all of the estate planning instruments, such as simple wills, living wills, revocable trusts, and irrevocable trusts. He helps clients select the best estate planning documents depending on their circumstances. For example, a simple will may be best for the outright distribution of assets, while a living will is a document that allows you to outline what type of medical treatment you wish to receive or do not wish to receive should you become incapacitated. This is also referred to as an advance directive. A testamentary trust will has one or more trusts set up for the distribution of assets.
When it comes to issues surrounding the probate process or estate planning, turn to Whitaker Law Office for the best legal solution. If you are in the midst of managing an estate or any other probate issue, contact our Lebanon office today to schedule free consultation.