Do You Need a Will?


Below you will find links to resources that provide information about wills and estate planning in Tennessee. Additionally, you can find information on how to seek aid from a lawyer, if needed. Some areas of the state have more information than others. You may wish to look at information from other areas in addition to your own.

National Resources

Common Questions about Estate Planning

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about estate planning. This site is a public education project of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law.  The law is different in every state. Due to this, the ABA website gives very general information.

Helpful Resources from AARP:

AARP offers articles on many topics having to do with estate planning.


Statewide Resources

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

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


East Tennessee

Last Will and Testament

Find important information about Last Wills and Testaments from Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

Will Information

This resource from Southeast Tennessee Legal Services provides the answers to many commonly asked questions about wills.


Please note that the phone numbers listed may not be for your county. To call someone in your county, use the resources below.

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

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

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