Assistance After The Loss of A Loved One
When it comes time to think about losing a loved one, it can be difficult to make decisions. Knowing what steps to take and the questions to ask and understanding how processes work are critical. The estate planning attorneys at Ogle, Rowell & Penland, P.C., have been guiding individuals through hard times for more than 60 years.
Helping You And Your Loved Ones Make Preparations
If your loved one has valid estate planning documents in place, you will want to contact a lawyer to go over the documents with you. We will take the time to go over the documents and guide you through the steps that will happen after your loved one passes. We will advise you of any inconsistencies or beneficial changes that need to be made.
We will educate you on the benefits of wills and trusts, and give you the guidance you need to make the best decision for your situation. Wills and trusts each have their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to utilize the best tool to fit your needs.
Guiding You After Your Loss
When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to take action. If the death was negligent, sudden or unexpected, it’s possible that you don’t know if they have a will or trust in place. If your loved one does not have any estate planning documents in place, we are prepared to help them create wills, trusts and directives so that they make their wishes known. You will want to gather as many financial documents relating to your loved one’s financial condition as you can. If there is not a will in place, contact our attorneys right away so that we can advise you of your rights.
After the loss of a loved one, we will help you:
- Make notifications to government agencies, creditors and other account holders
- Determine if a will exists
- Take measures to protect assets
- Advise you of the probate process and guide you through these actions
- Determine if taxes are current
- Help you with any contests, objections or disputes
Compassionate And Efficient
Don’t take on these difficult tasks alone. Contact our Sevierville office today. Call 865-453-2866 to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve families throughout East Tennessee.