Don't have a will? Well you actually do have a will if you're a Tennessee resident. It's encompassed in the Tennessee intestacy statute, and you may not like it. The statute directs how your property is distributed to loved ones in the event of your death. You need a prepared will if you desire to personally direct where your property goes after your departure.
A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor. A power of attorney can be critical in the event of a loved one's sudden incapacity.
The distribution of property when a loved one passes away can cause disputes between those left behind. If you have a dispute over a will or probate matter in Tennessee, we may be able to assist you.