Are Transfer on Death Deeds (aka Beneficiary Deeds) Legal in Tennessee?
My parent passed away in another state but owns property in Tennessee? How do I get it transferred to me?
You can open an ancillary probate in Tennessee or, in some cases, we can record an exemplified copy of the will (after being accepted by the probate court) as a Muniment of Title. If your parent did not have a will, recording an Affidavit of Heirship might work, but that is not the best choice if you plan to sell within six years.
Who inherits if I die without a will?
This is called dying "intestate", and there are laws that specify who inherits. The persons that inherit are called "heirs at law". For a chart showing how intestate heirs are determined in Tennessee, click here.
Is there such a thing as a "land trust" in Tennessee?
No, but the same results can be achieved using other estate planning devices. For more information, click here.