Probate & Estate Administration
Probate is the process whereby the property owned by a deceased person is transferred into the name of beneficiaries or heirs. Typically, this occurs by presenting the decedent's Last Will & Testament to the Probate Court to be administered. If there is no Last Will & Testament, then the estate is considered intestate, and the estate will be distributed according to Tennessee Code Annotated § 31-2-101 et seq.
The probate process includes paying all outstanding debts of the decedent, obtaining a release from TennCare, paying taxes (if applicable), and distributing all remaining property. This process typically takes four to twelve months, depending on the complexity of the estate.
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