“Spoke to several attorneys prior to hiring Lucas Arnold with Cantrell Law for a probate case that was out of the ordinary. His honesty and knowledge was very important to me during our first visit. Lucas and the staff were very helpful through the entire process and kept me updated as needed. I will be using them for all future needs.”
- Shane Patterson
“When conservatorship issues arose I was backed into a corner and did not know what to do, my friend had nowhere to go. The Cantrell law Firm and Lucas Arnold fixed it and cleared everything up, making it manageable for me to make correct decisions in dealing with my friend who I was trying to help.”
- Rick Staples
“The Cantrell Law Firm has been wonderful and got me in the right direction for my mother’s conservatorship. Lucas has been great to get back with me on all issues and everything has been done in a professional manner. All work that was done was completed with my best interest at heart.”
- Janie Johnson
Estate planning is not reserved for the wealthy. It is not something you should put off until your "golden years." Every family should have plans in place for the orderly transfer of assets and for an untimely death or incapacitating event.
The Cantrell Law Firm provides affordable services for all facets of estate law: Drafting an estate plan, administration of a family member's estate and probate court proceedings. Our Clinton probate lawyers provide counsel and representation in Clinton, Oak Ridge, and throughout East Tennessee.
Clinton Probate Lawyers Providing Estate Planning Services
Our experienced estate planning attorneys in Clinton handle the full spectrum of issues dealing with individual's estates under Tennessee law:
• Wills and powers of attorney
• Probate and estate administration
• Conservatorship proceedings
• Will contests and probate disputes
From our long experience in this area of the law, we have witnessed the dividends of good estate planning. We have also dealt with the aftermath when estate plans were drafted poorly or neglected altogether.
What is Estate Planning?
Estate planning is a set of documents that protects family wealth and guides your loved ones. In the event of your death, it spells out inheritance on your terms rather than the Tennessee laws of succession. If you become physically or mentally incapacitated, through sudden tragedy or gradual decline, your family will know your wishes and have the authority to act on your behalf.
Below are some frequently asked questions regarding estate planning:
• Do I need an estate plan if I don't own a lot of assets?
It is vital that every individual sets up an estate plan, regardless of how much you own. These documents are very important and can help to protect your loved ones.
• What types of paperwork do I need for an estate plan?
Estate planning requires a lot of paperwork and specific requirements in order to have a successful plan set up. In addition to a will, one of the most important documents is a "medical directive", which will highlight your medical wishes if you are in a position where you cannot decide for yourself. A Clinton estate planning lawyer can help you with this process by assisting you throughout every step of this complex process.
What is Estate Administration?
Also known as "probate", estate administration relates to the disposition of a person's estate when he or she passes away. We represent family members who have been named as executor in the will or appointed as personal representative by a probate court. We can assist with all the details (and any unforeseen glitches) of settling an estate, including full-service counsel if you live out of state and need a local attorney.
We also represent any party in probate disputes relating to the validity of the will, the rights of excluded heirs, the distribution of assets or breach of fiduciary duty.
What is Conservatorship?
Conservatorship is legal stewardship over a family member's finances or personal care. If there is no power of attorney in place, it may be necessary to petition the probate court to be named conservator if the person can no longer manage his or her own affairs due to illness or disability.
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362 South Charles G Seivers Boulevard
Clinton, TN 37716
531 Callahan Dr Ste 101 A
Knoxville, TN 37912
For more information please contact us at 865-457-9100