Wills & Estate Planning

Knowledgeable Lawyers for Tennessee Estate Plans

At Hartzog & Silva, estate planning is a major aspect of our legal practice. We have helped many clients in Williamson County and Middle Tennessee craft plans that reflect their personal circumstances and priorities.

Recognizing that many of our clients have limited mobility due to age, health care needs and other factors, we are able to meet people in their homes, health care facilities and other convenient locations. Contact us at our offices in Franklin to schedule a consultation about your estate planning needs.

Crafting the Appropriate Plan for You

Williamson County is one of the most affluent counties in the United States, and many people in our region have complex assets and unique circumstances that require targeted estate planning. However, attention to estate planning is important for everyone regardless of age and amount of assets, especially parties with children.

Among the most common elements of a typical estate plan are the following:

  • Wills: This document sets forth your basic wishes and names an executor for your estate and guardians for your children.
  • Powers of attorney: A durable power of attorney gives another person the authority to handle medical, financial and certain other affairs if you become incapacitated.
  • Living wills: This document expresses your wishes regarding life-saving medical treatment.

Our attorneys are sensitive to the fact that estate planning sessions are personal and private, the issues within families may be unique and different, and many of our clients have limited knowledge of tax and legal considerations and need guidance through the process.

Providing a Full Range of Services

Our services are not limited to document drafting. We regularly advise our clients on significant legal changes that may impact their estate plans. We also coordinate estate planning services with clients' other professional representatives, such as investment advisers and accountants.

We also assist the family members of parties who have become incapacitated or who may have issues regarding minors with conservatorships and guardianships. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss our services.