Wills and Estates


Effective estate planning provides you peace of mind that your family and loved ones are protected in the event of your incapacity or death.  It allows you to decide what will happen with your assets upon your death.  Often times the worst conflicts between families arise when loved ones pass away or becomes too ill to make decisions for themselves, and there is no plan in place to direct what should happen next and who should get what.  A comprehensive plan will make the potential for family conflicts less likely.  Every person’s situation is different, and at the law firm of Patton & Hyder we will take the time to evaluate your family dynamic and financial affairs to provide a professionally crafted estate plan to meet your specific needs.

Our services include, but are not limited to:
•    Financial Power of Attorney
•    Power of Attorney for Health Care
•    Advanced Care Plan
•    Simple Will
•    Living Will
•    Living Trusts
•    Special Needs Trusts
•    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts


When we lose a loved one, the process of disposing of assets and paying creditors can be overwhelming and stressful.  At the law firm of Patton & Hyder, we work closely with our clients to determine the best process to administer the debts and assets of the deceased.  Our services include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Identification of Assets
  • Identification of Creditors
  • Intestate (dying without a will) and Testate (dying with a will) Administration
  • Common and Solemn Probate
  • Affidavit of Heirship
  • Creditor Issues
  • TennCare Issues
  • Negotiation of family conflicts
  • Distribution of Assets
  • Insolvent Estates

We pride ourselves on being professional and sensitive during these most trying times.  We will work closely with the family to take some of the stress out of dealing with these issues so that you may grieve your loved one.


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