Wills, Trusts, and Probate
Our attorneys represent executors, personal representatives and heirs in probate matters. We also provide clients with estate planning counsel, helping them write wills and create other estate planning documents. At The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, we represent clients in the eastern Tennessee region as well as out-of-area individuals whose responsibilities as executors require them to appear in local probate courts.
Our law firm is a family-run business that has been operating in this part of Tennessee since 1974. With offices in Greeneville and the Tri-Cities, we have extensive experience with the probate process itself and with litigation arising from probate disputes. The goal of the probate process is to carry out the wishes of the deceased, fulfill any remaining financial obligations and distribute assets to the heirs. When disputes about this process arise, litigation may become necessary. Our attorneys undertake probate litigation as well as estate administration on behalf of executors.Examples of Probate Matters
We manage probating of wills and administration of estates by completing tasks such as these:
- Notifying heirs, beneficiaries and creditors about the existence of the estate
- Publishing a notice announcing the existence of the estate to the public
- Reviewing and paying creditors claims
- Paying income and estate taxes
- Collecting and distributing the deceased's assets as directed by the will
- Appearing in court when required
We also undertake probate litigation, such as will contests and removal of executors/personal representatives for breach of fiduciary duty. We handle estates with valid wills and those without (this is referred to as dying intestate).Examples of Estate Planning
Our attorneys help clients draft wills, living wills and powers of attorney for people in the Greeneville and the Tri-Cities region. Documents such as these are what most people require to make arrangements for their children, their property and their wishes for end-of-life care.Contact Us
To learn how we can help you with probate or estate planning, contact The Cave Law Firm toll free at 855-228-3529. Based in Greeneville and Kingsport, The Cave Law Firm, PLLC, represents clients throughout the Tri-Cities and Eastern Tennessee.