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Estate Administration Protecting Your Future

130 4th Ave. S
Franklin, TN 37064
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Franklin Estate Administration Attorneys

Efficient & Ethical Legal Representatives Serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC proudly offers comprehensive estate administration services for clients in Franklin, Nashville, and the greater Middle Tennessee area. We know that probate matters in Tennessee can be complicated, which is why we are committed to using our extensive knowledge of estate law to help clients and their families administer estates, trusts, and distribute assets to the right beneficiaries of the estate.

Our attorneys have more than 100+ years of combined experience and possess the skills you need on your side to address the various legal challenges that can potentially occur when an estate goes through the probate process.

We Proudly Represent:

  • Heirs
  • Beneficiaries
  • Administrators
  • Executors
  • Claimants

What Is Probate?

After a person passes away, the survivors of their estate must go through a court-supervised legal process called “probate.” This process will determine which family member or beneficiary is entitled to have legal authority over the administration of the assets in the estate. The person granted this authority is responsible for transferring property and funds, as well as paying debts and taxes owed by the estate. The probate process in Tennessee can be lengthy, sometimes taking six months to a year to complete. It can be even longer if the estate has unusually complicated assets or if there is a contentious battle over the validity of a will.

When Is Estate Litigation Necessary?

Estate litigation is a particular area of law that deals primarily with resolving contested trust and estate proceedings. Our estate litigation attorneys are familiar with Tennessee’s probate codes and court procedures for determining the management and distribution of trusts and estate assets. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our estate and probate legal team in Franklin if you need legal advice regarding:

  • Trust modification
  • Trust litigation
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Disputing undue influence over a will
  • Breaches of fiduciary duties by trustees
  • Will contests

Do you need help resolving estate administration matters in Franklin? When you choose Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC to represent you, we make it our top priority to develop personal and professional relationships with you so that we can tailor our legal strategy to the unique needs of your case. Our firm has been serving clients in Franklin, Nashville, and Middle Tennessee for more than 20 years, and we are prepared to put our legal skills to work for you.

Hear from the People We Have Helped

Read Our 5-Star Reviews 
  • Mark is a very good and dedicated attorney...

    “Mark is a very good and dedicated attorney.”

    - Melissa H.
  • I highly recommend PNM for their professionalism, expertise and care.

    “I highly recommend PNM for their professionalism, expertise and care. They treat their clients with kindness and the utmost respect while communicating quickly and effectively. I am extremely pleased ...”

    - Heather D.
  • ...I would highly recommend their services!

    “Phil, September and Lee were a great team representing my interests. They were professional, supportive and realistic - all things I greatly valued when dealing with emotional legal matters. I would ...”

    - Mark M.
  • Utmost knowledge, professionalism, time, and attention given.

    “Utmost knowledge, professionalism, time, and attention given. Very pleased with the entire office and can’t speak highly enough about Phil Newman and Alisha Warner for the care given to all matters ...”

    - Former Client
  • Extremely well-prepared & professional.

    “Extremely well-prepared & professional. Phil Newman & his competent staff; September & Alla were exemplary in their efforts which resulted in a successful outcome.”

    - Marilyn H.
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Puryear, Newman & Morton, PLLC

Highest Caliber of Legal Experience
  • Charles "Chas" E. Morton IV Photo
    Charles "Chas" E. Morton IV

    Founding Member

    Chas’s practice focuses on real estate , probate , and corporate matters . Before founding PN+M Law in 2001, Chas practiced law at Berry & Oglesby in Franklin. Chas was an All-American swimmer at BGA and Stanford University and led the Cardinal to the 1993 NCAA championship. Chas continues to swim (albeit quite a bit slower) with the master’s program at Ensworth. Also a strong performer on the golf course and in the kitchen, he lives in Franklin with his wife Christa and their twins and ...
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A Reputation for Excellence

Learn Why People Hire Us
  • Experience

    Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience.

  • Dedicated

    Our attorneys are dedicated to serving the needs of it's clients in a professional, ethical, and caring manner.

  • Diverse

    We are a full-service law firm with skilled attorneys who have years of experience handling specific areas of law.

  • Rooted In the Community

    Our firm has been serving the people of Franklin for over 20 years and have an excellent reputation within the community.

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