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Wills Estates

Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP wills and estates attorneys provide a number of different legal services in the areas of estate planning and estate administration. The firm is aware of the difficult nature of planning and administration and strives to provide services in a professional manner.

A summary of some of the more significant services provided by the wills and estates practice group of Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP is as follows:

  • Provisions for Fiduciaries (including Executors, Trustees and Guardians)
  • Provisions for Disposition of Personal and Real Property
  • Charitable Giving
  • Special Needs Arrangements
  • Testamentary Trusts with tax and non-tax provisions
  • Pour-Over Wills to Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts

Administration of Estates
  • Representation of Fiduciaries
  • Compliance with Requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated
  • Assistance with Court Supervised Administration
  • Tax Return Preparation
  • Transfer of Real and Personal Property Assets

Advanced Directives
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Business Affairs
  • Durable Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Burial and/or Cremation Directives

Trust Design and Implementation
  • Living or Revocable Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gift Trusts
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
  • Qualified Subchapter S Trusts
  • Small Business Trusts
Charitable Foundations and Charitable Gifting Plans
  • Establishment of stand alone Charitable Foundations
  • Planned Gifts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Appreciated Property
  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations
  • Gifts with Retained Life Estate
  • Outright Gifts

Estate Planning
  • Lifetime Planning
  • Testamentary Planning
  • Post Mortem Planning
  • Intra-Family Transfers
  • Family Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships
  • Succession Issues/Restrictions
  • Lifetime Gifts

Tax Issues
  • State and Federal Estate Tax Planning Issues
  • State and Federal Estate Tax Compliance Issues
  • State and Federal Gift Tax Planning and Compliance Issues
  • Generation Skipping Tax Issues
  • Representing Estates and Fiduciaries in Tax Controversies

Estate Litigation