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Estate Planning & Trust Attorney In Chattanooga, TN

Clements & Eubanks believes informed decisions are the foundation for protecting your hard work and legacy. Our experienced estate planning attorneys will craft a personalized plan that aligns with your specific goals. You can trust that with us, you'll receive compassionate support and knowledgeable guidance to navigate the complexities of estate planning and trusts.

Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer in Tennessee

Estate planning isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Our attorneys specialize in a wide range of estate planning tools:

  • Wills

  • Revocable Living Trusts

  • Irrevocable Trusts

  • Powers of Attorney (Financial and Healthcare)

  • Advance Healthcare Directives

  • Tax Planning Strategies

  • Special Needs Planning

  • Probate Assistance

  • Business Succession Planning

What is Estate Planning?


Estate planning is about preparing for the future. It's about deciding how your assets, wishes, and the wellbeing of your loved ones will be handled. From simple plans to complex situations, an experienced estate planning attorney helps you anticipate potential issues and ensures your wishes are legally protected.

What Does an Estate Planning Attorney Do?

An estate planning attorney offers much more than drafting documents. An experience Estate Planning Lawyer uses all of the many legal tools at their disposal to protect their clients and their assets. Their role is to help you:

  • Design a strategy that reflects your unique circumstances.

  • Anticipate and proactively address any challenges.

  • Understand the different types of trusts and how they can benefit you.

  • Minimize potential tax burdens for your beneficiaries.

  • Ensure your loved ones are taken care of, particularly those with special needs.

Jay Clements, Experienced Estate Planning Attorney In Tennessee

Jay Clements is proud to have served the Chattanooga area for over 35 years. A native of Chattanooga, Jay has focused his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, asset protection trusts, conservatorships, and related matters. Jay understands that the law is often confusing and challenging. He brings his years of experience to help bring focus, calm, and wisdom to every client. Whether someone is addressing their aging parents’ needs, or looking to draft long-term plans of their own, Jay carefully crafts solutions for every situation. After graduating from McCallie, Jay attended Middle Tennessee State University where he obtained his Business Administration degree. He also met the love of his life, Lisa, at MTSU and married her during his days in law school at the University of Tennessee. After graduating from UT and passing the bar exam, he and Lisa moved back home to Chattanooga to work and raise a family. Jay and Lisa have three happily married adult children. They attend Bayside Baptist Church where they have served in many capacities over their 34 years there. They enjoy bike riding, hiking, yard work, baseball games, and spending time with the family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do estate planning myself?

While online forms and templates exist, they lack the personalized approach needed for effective estate planning. Laws are complex, and a knowledgeable attorney ensures your plan is tailored to your situation and valid within your state.

How often should I update my estate plan?

Major life events (births, marriages, divorces, changes in assets) necessitate updating your plan. Even without events, it's wise to have an attorney review your plan periodically.

What's the difference between a will and a trust?

Both are essential tools, but serve different purposes. A will goes through probate; a trust can help avoid probate. Your attorney will advise on the best tools for your needs.

Aren't trusts only for the wealthy?

Trusts offer benefits beyond just asset protection for the wealthy. Special needs trusts, tax-minimizing trusts, and ensuring smooth asset transfer are all reasons for trusts of varying sizes.

Don't Let Your Legacy Be Uncertain – Contact Clements & Eubanks Today

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