Probate, Guardianship, and Conservatorship Attorneys in Cleveland, Tennessee

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Probate, Guardianship, and Conservatorship law is highly specialized and requires experienced legal counsel.  William J. Brown & Associates, PLLC has lawyers to provide you quality and effective representation in all of these matters.  Please call us to day to set up an appointment to discuss your potential case.


Probate is the process of administering a deceased person’s estate (i.e. property and debt) after their death through court processes and proceedings.  The law is substantially different whether or not someone has a Last Will and Testament.  They are also substantially different if someone owns real property.  When a loved one dies you need to speak with an attorney to understand your right and responsibilities.  In many cases our office is able to formulate plans that allow you and your family to avoid probate proceedings; this is our goal.  However, if we can not avoid the process we are trained and experienced to make the process as seamless and efficient as possible.


In Tennessee, a guardian is generally a person appointed by a Court to provide care and assistance for a disabled person under the age of eighteen (18).  A conservator is similar to a guardian but for a disabled person over the age of eighteen (18).  Guardianship and conservatorship law is intended to remove rights from an individual and place them with another when that person is unable to competently exercise those rights.  Given the substantial nature of these proceedings there are very specific rules and requirements for everyone involved.

If you believe you or a loved one needs assistance because of an inability to conduct their day-to-day affairs or for some other reason, please contact us as soon as possible so you can help protect them and their assets.