Mcminnville, TN asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee

Q: My 12year partner died suddenly yesterday. Can not remember safe combo for will. How does the family next in line work?-

Does oldest become power od attorney or is all family heirs? They want funeral arrangements so they can take body to whom we chose.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Unless you believe you are mentioned in the possible Will, it is not your concern. A locksmith can take care of the safe, and unless you are very sure you are in the Will, that operation is for immediate Family only. If you believe you are in the Will then call a competent attorney today, as the potential Estate should be examined as to whether Probate is appropriate or not.

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