Do You Need a Will?

Below you will find links to written information, forms, and also how to ask a lawyer a question and/or how to get a lawyer to represent you. Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas as well as your own.

 

National

American Bar Association: Common Questions about Estate Planning

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/resources/estate_planning/estate_planning_faq.html

This site is a public education project of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law.  The ABA website gives very general information, because the law is different in every state.

 

Helpful articles from AARP:

http://www.aarp.org/money/estate-planning/

 

 

Statewide

Will Preparation Workbook: “Planning Today for Tomorrow's Farms:  A Workbook for Tennessee Farm Families”

http://www.farmlandlegacy.org/

This resource from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agricultural is helpful for all Tennesseans, not just farming families.

 

 

East Tennessee

Legal Aid of East Tennessee: Last Will and Testament

http://www.laet.org/legal-information/

 

Southeast Tennessee Legal Services:  Will Information

http://www.selegal.org/wills.htm

Please note that the phone numbers listed may not be for your county. To call someone in YOUR county click the “FIND REPRESENTATION” link below.

 

Additional Resources

LEGAL ADVICE:

Volunteer Lawyers Who Will Answer Questions for Free Online

https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/

 

FIND REPRESENTATION:

Directory of Legal Aid Attorneys and Other Agencies by County

http://www.tals.org/directory

 

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.

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