Wills, Estate Planning and Probate Attorney in Springfield, Tennessee
It’s never too early to start planning your will, and your family will probably thank you for it. It is also a good idea to be advised by a lawyer if you have been made the executor of a loved one’s estate. Whatever help you need dealing with wills and estates, The Law Office of Joe R. “Jay” Johnson, II is here.
Why It’s Important to Have a Will
If you don’t have a will, there will be no specific instructions on how your loved ones should distribute your estate after you have passed away. When you have a family that depends on you, it is vital that you have a plan in place for how they can be taken care of in case anything happens to you.
It is also important to keep your will up-to-date. If you have a will, but it hasn’t been looked at in over five years, you should probably make sure all of the information is still valid. A lawyer can help you update it and make sure it is still up to the legal standards.
In Tennessee, anyone who is of sound mind and at least 18 years old can create a last will and testament. The document must be in writing and signed by the testator as well as two witnesses who are preferably not beneficiaries. While the requirements of writing a legal, valid will might seem simple enough, it is still a good idea to have an attorney present when creating the document.
Our experienced lawyers will be able to ensure that everything is up to the state’s standards so there are no questions as to the authenticity after you pass on. If you have any questions about writing a will and estate plan in Tennessee, contact The Law Office of Joe R. “Jay” Johnson, II and we’ll help you draft the perfect documents to meet the needs of you and your family.
Probate Attorney Services
It can be overwhelming to deal with all of the complications of being an executor of someone’s estate. Even if you think you can handle it, an experienced lawyer can ensure that the process of filing for probate, determining the authenticity of the will and organizing and paying all of the funds the estate may owe. Since there are so many steps in the process, it is definitely a good idea to seek the advice and counsel of an attorney.
We specialize in probate and estate settlement matters, and will expertly assist you with the transfer of assets following the death of a loved one. There are many situations in which a probate attorney may be necessary. The Law Office of Joe R. “Jay” Johnson, II has the experience and skills to sort out a range of family matters including the following:
- Probate Matters
- Last Wills and Testaments
- Will Contests
- Guardianships for Children
- Powers of Attorney (Business and Healthcare)
- Living Wills
- Real Estate Deeds
- Property Disputes
Let Us Help You
If you are dealing with the estate of a loved one who has just passed or are in need of help managing the financial affairs of an incapacitated family member, contact The Law Office of Joe R. “Jay” Johnson, II. We will provide you with affordable, one-on-one service and help you through the long, complicated process.