Attorneys for Probate in Knoxville
Skilled estate administration and probate litigation in Tennessee
Probate is the process by which an estate is settled and its remaining assets are released to the beneficiaries. A smooth probate process avoids unnecessary delays and preserves assets for the heirs. When probate is mismanaged, assets remain frozen as legal fees eat away at the value of the estate. The Law Offices of LaFevor & Slaughter provides efficient legal services to estate administrators and beneficiaries to ensure that a testator’s intentions are implemented, the laws of succession are followed and valid claims on the estate are honored, including:
Experienced advocate in Tennessee probate court
A qualified estate planning attorney who is familiar with Tennessee probate court can make all the difference in reducing the time and expense necessary to settle and transfer your loved one’s estate. This is especially true in cases where your loved one died without a will and the estate must be dispersed according to the laws of succession in Tennessee. LaFevor & Slaughter has decades of experience devoted to estate planning and probate issues. We provide the meticulous, detail-oriented representation you need to settle all valid claims against the estate so that assets can be efficiently transferred to the intended beneficiaries.
Skilled representation in probate litigation and will challenges
The purpose of probate is to settle valid claims against the estate and transfer property to beneficiaries according to the wishes of the deceased person. Legitimate creditors must be paid, but not everyone who brings a claim is entitled to payment. LaFevor & Slaughter defends estates against questionable claims. We also assist claimants whose case for recovery deserves to be heard. Similarly, as the probate court attempts to honor the intentions of a testator, questions will arise about the validity of the will and any suspicious modifications. It is not unusual for people with access to and influence over aging testators to apply pressure to change a will, eliminating legitimate heirs and enriching themselves. They might also transfer assets illegally by abusing power of attorney. In such cases, the will no longer accurately reflects the testator’s true intentions. Our firm represents heirs whose inheritance has been diverted ruthlessly to an illegitimate recipient.
Contact a seasoned probate attorney in Knoxville
To discuss any concerns you have over the probate of your loved one’s estate, call LaFevor & Slaughter at 865.272.4454 or contact our office online.