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Nina Whitehurst

Nina Whitehurst

Planning for peace of mind and wealth preservation.
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate ...
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Tennessee
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Biography

Cumberland Legacy Law* provides the highest quality estate planning for clients in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. Whether you need a sophisticated strategy for minimizing or avoiding estate taxes and providing maximum possible asset protection, or just a simple will or trust to ensure your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes, or anything in between, we are here to help you and your loved ones.

We present seminars on a variety of estate planning and elder law topics; call us if you want to be on our seminar mailing list, or subscribe to our newsletter by jotting a quick note to us.

Nina Whitehurst, the owner of Cumberland Legacy Law, is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, all national estate planning attorney organizations. She is continually upgrading and updating her knowledge of estate planning law through seminars and being an active member of several estate planning attorney email list serves. Her husband, Brian Whitehurst, is the firm's marketing coordinator. Nina Lamothe is the firm's documentation paralegal.

*Cumberland Legacy Law is not a public legal aid society.

Education
Arizona State University
J.D. (1986) | Law
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Arizona State University
B.S. (1983) | Accounting
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Cumberland Legacy Law
Current
Speaking Engagements
Wills, Trusts and Nursing Home Asset Protection, Various
Awards
Client Champion SILVER
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Selected: 2017-2021
Professional Associations
ElderCounsel
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National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
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Wealth Counsel
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 037146
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State Bar of Alaska  # 1802010
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State Bar of Oregon  # 172386
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State Bar of Colorado  # 26720
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State Bar of California  # 159873
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- Current
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State Bar of Arizona  # 011030
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- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
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Arizona
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California
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Colorado
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Oregon
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Tennessee
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 10-15 minute telephone consultation to determine whether your matter fits within our areas of practice, to describe our new client onboarding process, and to start the onboarding process.
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My father just passed away, he has 3 daughters. I am the oldest and one is underage. He also had a girlfriend living
A: Absent a will that leaves things to her, your dad's girlfriend has no rights. You need to hire a probate attorney right away to get a probate case started in order to transfer assets to your dad's heirs, his children. The court-appointed executor may also need to hire an eviction attorney to remove the girlfriend from the house.
Q. Can the sole beneficiary of a revocable trust in CA also be the sole trustee (grantor is another person)?
A: Yes, that is entirely possible, but there are pros and cons to that structure. Whether that is a suitable structure for your purposes is something you should discuss with an experienced estate planning attorney.
Q. I own an apartment that is fully paid and I want to add my sisters name as she is part owner, how can I do that?
A: "Adding" another name to a real estate title usually involves signing a deed that must be notarized and then recorded in the local land records. This is not a step that should be taken lightly as it can't be "taken back". The form of the deed is an important consideration, as is the manner in which title is to be held. For example, in most states two unrelated persons could hold title as tenants in common OR as joint tenants with right of survivorship. There are significant consequences to either decision. You should have an experienced real estate or estate planning attorney help you with this.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Nina Whitehurst, Attorney at Law, Professional Website
Blog
Nina Whitehurst, Attorney at Law, Professional Blog
Contact & Map
Cumberland Legacy Law
330 Ridgeline Dr.
Crossville, TN 38571
Telephone: (931) 250-8585