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Probate & Estate Administration

Managing the Probate Process

Being named as the personal representative or executor of a loved one's estate is both an honor and a serious responsibility. Unfortunately, most people in this position have no idea what the probate process requires of them after their loved one has passed on.

As an attorney, I provide legal advice and estate administration services to personal representatives and executors throughout middle Tennessee. As a solo practitioner, I can assure you that you'll receive close personal attention and that you'll have a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience working with you and personally handling matters from start to finish. Call or contact me for a free initial consultation today.

As a lawyer, I provide a variety of affordable services, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care directives.

The probate process itself is fairly straightforward in most cases. Here are the basic steps I can take on your behalf, or guide you through:

  • Filing petitions to probate and obtaining letters testamentary or letters of administration
  • Identifying, collecting and establishing the value of the estate's assets and liabilities
  • Notifying creditors and paying off or settling legitimate claims against the estate
  • Distributing the decedent's remaining assets in accordance with their will or Tennessee law
  • Closing the estate, which may include completing tax returns or filing additional papers with the probate court

In addition to probate, I also help people to establish guardianships and conservatorships over loved ones who are not able to make good decisions for themselves. Last, I would like to mention that I am an effective trial lawyer who can effectively protect your interests in all types of probate litigation, including will contests.

I offer free initial consultations by phone, or face-to-face at my offices in Franklin, Tennessee (located near the intersection of Murfreesboro Road and Mack Hatcher Boulevard).

E-mail (615) 791-8511
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Judy A. Oxford, Attorney at Law
400 Sugartree Lane
Suite 520
Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: 615-791-8511
Fax: 615-791-1346
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Judy A. Oxford, Attorney at Law, serves clients throughout the middle Tennessee region, including Williamson County, Rutherford County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Maury County, Marshall County, Cheatham County, Sumner County and Wilson County, including the cities of Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Columbia, Dickson, Centerville, Smyrna, La Vergne, Ashland City and Lewisburg.

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