Estate Planning - Tressler Associates
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Estate Planning

Everyone needs to have their estate plans in order, regardless of their age and health. Many people delay planning their estate because they’re not sure where to begin or are afraid of unknown costs. At Tressler & Associates, we take the time to understand your needs and unique situation before taking any transactional steps. We offer flat fees and bundled services to reduce your concern of financial commitment. Our team will guide you through the estate planning process so you understand all your options and make the best decisions for the future. 

How we can help

Our experienced team can help support your family in several ways. From setting up your will to managing the probate process, our estate planning attorneys are here to help.

  • Will documents and a person holding a pen to sign


    A will states your intentions for your assets after you pass away. Our team will help you determine which type of will in Tennessee best fits your needs and plans for the future.

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  • Parents meeting with their family about their trust


    A trust can provide more security and control over assets, help you avoid probate and save you money on estate taxes, making them a beneficial addition to your estate plans. 

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  • Probate court hearing documents


    Probate is the process of reviewing a person’s will before their assets can be distributed. We’ll guide you through this process to ensure everything gets handled and resolved.

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    Estate Planning Bundle

    This bundle includes the legal documents necessary for planning your estate and wishes for the future. Plus, you have a team to guide you through every step.

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  1. Plan now for the future

    Wills and trusts help ensure your assets are distributed the way you want. Planning your estate doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Let our knowledgeable team guide you through the process.

Other Services

Our experienced team can help support your family in several ways. From setting up your will to managing the probate process, our estate planning attorneys are here to help.

  • Advanced Directives

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Conservatorships

  • Durable Power of Attorney

  • Estate Planning for Blended Families

  • Estate Planning Bundle

  • Estate Planning for Second Marriages

  • Irrevocable Trusts

  • Living Wills

  • Minior’s Trusts

  • Probate

  • Revocable Trusts 

  • Special Needs Trusts

  • Wills

What our clients say

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    “Tressler Title has been incredible for my business. They are knowledgeable, extremely responsive and care about their clients. I can trust Tressler to help me find solutions if issues arise. Thank you for making my business better and helping my clients at an exceptional level.”

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    “Tressler & Associates are absolutely invaluable. You know the saying, you are only as good as your team? Tressler & Associates has been a part of my real estate team for a long time, and I owe them so much for all they do for me and my clients!”

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    “Tressler & Associates is a very well-respected name in Nashville as a law firm that offers personalized real estate legal assistance. They are known and respected nationally. If you need real estate representation customized to your situation, I strongly recommend Tressler & Associates.”

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    “As a real estate professional in the Greater Nashville Area, it is critical in my business to have a title company I can trust. Tressler & Associates have been a fantastic partner. They are professional, personable, efficient, and a one-stop shop for all my real estate and legal needs. It’s always a pleasure to work with Tressler & Associates!”

Estate Planning FAQ

Our team has been asked many questions about estate planning over the years. Here are few questions we get asked most often. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you have questions.

  • Estate planning is important for anyone who wants to leave property to beneficiaries. Some estate planning documents can also help a person save money on taxes during their lifetime and enjoy the use and benefit of their property while keeping their assets protected from creditors.

  • Probate is a legal process that validates the last will and testament of a person who has died, appoints an executor (if one is not named in the will) and oversees the distribution of assets outlined in the will. This process occurs before the deceased’s assets can be distributed. Probate also ensures the deceased debts are paid. When the deceased does not leave behind a will, Tennesse’s intestacy laws determine how their assets will be distributed.

  • If you die without a will in Tennessee, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state “intestate succession” laws.

  • Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you have a net worth of at least $100,000 and have a substantial amount of assets in real estate, or have very specific instructions on how and when you want your estate to be distributed among your heirs after you die, then a trust could be for you.

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If you are interested in working with our legal team, let’s first schedule some time to learn more about your needs.

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