Trust Attorneys Signal Mountain TN

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Signal Mountain, TN listed below.

John Richard Buhrman
(423) 266-5691
419 N. Market Street, Suite 210
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Probate, Corporate
Education
Villanova University
State Licensing
Georgia, Tennessee

Martin Pierce
(423) 648-4303
4513 Hixson Pike, Suite 109
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Wills and Probate
Education
Law School : University of Memphis


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Wayne Edward Thomas
(423) 756-3000
2 UNION SQ STE 1000
CHATTANOOGA, TN
Specialties
Probate, Trusts, Tax
Education
Duke University,University of Georgia
State Licensing
Tennessee

Steven Wayne Grant
(423) 756-8400
633 Chestnut Street, Suite 900
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Business, Tax, Estate Planning, Probate, Contracts
Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School,University of Alabama School of Law,The McCallie School,University of Te
State Licensing
Tennessee

John O. Wiggins
(706) 935-3971
7723 NASHVILLE ST
RINGGOLD, GA
Specialties
General Practice, Criminal Defense, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate
State Licensing
Georgia

Martin L. Pierce
(423) 648-4303
4513 Hixson Pike Suite 109
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Tax, Real Estate, Probate, Business, Contracts, Corporate, Employee Benefits, Guardianship, LLC
Education
Tennessee Technological University,Memphis State University/University of Memphis
State Licensing
Georgia, Tennessee

Virginia Cowherd Love
(423) 209-4118
633 CHESTNUT ST ONE REPUBLIC CENTRE
CHATTANOOGA, TN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Tax, Probate, Corporate
Education
University of Tennessee College of Law,University of North Carolina, Asheville
State Licensing
Georgia, Tennessee

Rhea Ann Weaver
(423) 757-3723
Po Box 1638 Mc0312
Chattanooga, TN
 
Norman Eugene Sabin
(423) 648-9829
1419 MARKET ST
CHATTANOOGA, TN
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Wills, Trusts, Power Of Attorney
Education
Regent University School of Law,Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with
State Licensing
Tennessee

Stephany Skaggs Pedigo
Po Box 327
Signal Mountain, TN
Education
CUMBERLAND
State Licensing
Tennessee

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Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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