Probate & Estate Administration

Experienced Tennessee Probate Attorneys

If you have recently lost a loved one, the legal process of administering an estate is a difficult issue for a layperson. Retaining an experienced probate attorney can give you confidence that all necessary matters are dealt with appropriately.

Hartzog & Silva, located in Franklin, Tennessee, represents daily clients in the chancery and probate courts of Williamson County and surrounding Middle Tennessee counties regarding probate and estate related issues. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Working Efficiently Toward Closing of the Estate

Williamson County is one of the most affluent counties in the United States, and as one of the most prominent law firms handling probate and estate administration cases in the region, we have counseled clients dealing with a wide range of estates extending from those rather modest in size and rather simple administration issues to those which may be complex and involve sophisticated probate and estate issues. Quite often, estates may have significant tax and/or evaluation issues requiring the collateral services of accountants, appraisers and/or other professionals.

If you have been named the executor of a will, our attorneys can provide you and the estate beneficiaries confidence in the process and knowledge that all matters will be handled with a high level of legal skill.

The parties to a probate case often have an overriding interest in allowing the estate to be opened and closed promptly so that each beneficiary can receive his or her proceeds and the family can move on. Our lawyers adhere to a strict principle of processing estates on an expeditious basis.

Taking a Professional Approach to Contested Issues

In many estate administration cases, family members have maintained a cordial relationship, and the probate process is uneventful. In some cases, however, dysfunctional relationships and/or disputes may complicate the process. Our commitment is to recognize that we have both a professional and fiduciary responsibility. We seek to instill confidence in the process and insure each estate is administered strictly in accord with statutory authority and/or the estate plan involved.

Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can guide you through the probate and estate administration process.