Intro to Probate: Small Estates

Tennessee has a process for Small Estates that avoids the normal probate process. Small Estates can be testate or intestate estates. A small estate is an estate where the value of the decedent’s personal property ...

Intro to Probate: Priority

Tennessee law sets out priority of payments from the estate in T.C.A. § 30-2-317 as follows: First: Costs of administration, including, but not limited to, premiums on the fiduciary bonds and reasonable compensation to the ...

Intro to Probate: Claims & Exceptions

There are two types of claims—small claims and all other claims. Small claims are claims less than $1,000.00 in principal amount. Pursuant to T.C.A. § 30-2-311, the personal representative can pay these claims so long ...