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Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney and by the State of Tennessee as an Elder Law Specialist. She provides legal expertise on a wide range of client issues with a focu...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts
Review: “After weeks of countless calls to legal offices trying to find some much needed help for an elderly lady, living on a fixed income, I was ready to give up hope until I met with Attorney Tek. She listened to the entire sit...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Elder Law, Family, General Practice, Litigation
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Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.