Probate, Wills and Estate Planning
Attorney Jason Lee handles probate, wills and estate planning matters at Burrow Lee, PLLC. He has years of experience preparing wills, power of attorney documents and providing estate planning advice. He also handles probate litigation, estate administration, and conservatorship litigation. This practice area requires specialized knowledge and experience due to the constantly changing statutes in this area of the law. Mr. Lee has also written many articles on this area of the law (See www.tennesseewillsandestates.com)
Sometimes probate and conservatorship matters are contested. Attorney Jason Lee is an experienced trial attorney who handles contested matters on a daily basis. We strive to provide cost-effective, yet aggressive strategy to resolve any litigated matter. The services we provide in this practice area include the following:
- Probate of intestate estate (includes filing appropriate petition and other documents with the court and assisting through the entire Tennessee probate process)
- Probate of testate estate (includes filing appropriate petition and other documents with the court and assisting through the entire Tennessee probate process)
- Probate litigation
- Non-court supervised administration of estate issues
- Drafting Wills under Tennessee Law
- Drafting Living Wills under Tennessee Law
- Drafting Power of Attorney documents under Tennessee Law
- Drafting Healthcare Power of Attorney documents under Tennessee Law
- Assessment of Conservatorship issues under Tennessee Law
- Petitions for Conservatorship
- Filing opposition to proposed conservatorships
- Will Contests
- Conservatorship Litigation
- Estate Planning
What key documents do we provide?
Will – This is a document that outlines what happens to your property and assets upon your death. In your will you can also make specific gifts, set up trusts for your children, name the guardians for your children, appoint the executor or executrix of your estate and make other decisions that must be made post-death.
Power of Attorney – This document provides someone with the right to act on your behalf as your “Attorney-in-fact”. It can be very helpful for your spouse to be designated as your “Attorney-in-fact” so they can legally act on your behalf if you are not around to do so (to sign your name on a car title in order to sell a car for example). A power of attorney can also grant someone the ability to be able to legally administer all of your affairs if you become incapacitated or under a disability that prevents you from making your own decisions.
Healthcare Power of Attorney – This document provides someone with the power to make all healthcare decisions on your behalf should you be unable to make those decisions. This is a very important document to prevent any disputes over who can make these decisions if you are in this situation.
Living Will – This is a document that allows you to make advance decisions about the withholding of medical treatment and nourishment if you are terminally ill with no ability to recover. If you are unable to communicate your decision in this situation, this document provides your wishes in writing so there is no dispute.
Cost for Documents: Every person needs a will, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney and living will. These are essential documents for every Tennessee resident. We often can provide the entire set of documents (will, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney and living will) on a flat fee basis to provide you certainty of cost. Here is a link to an article that discusses the cost of these services for our firm.
Our goal is to determine the desired approach of our client in order to best represent the position of the client in the context of any litigation.