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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 Lawyers With Purpose, 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
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
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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State Bar of Arizona  # 011030
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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
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. what is the charge for a revocable trust and will?
A: There is no standard rate for estate planning, and every estate plan is different, so fees can vary quite dramatically. The only way to find out is to consult with actual estate planning attorneys in your area. I would also caution you not to be penny wise and pound foolish. You get what you pay for. Look for an attorney that specializes in estate planning. If an attorney advertises that he or she does divorce, DWIs, criminal defense, workers comp, civil litigation and also wills and trusts, you probably will get a lower price, but that is because the attorney is factoring in the fact that he or she is not a specialist, and you will likely end up with cookie cutter documents.
Q. I have no heirs and would like ideas as to how I might plan for my house and property and savings once I am gone.
A: Think about younger friends or neighbors that you might want to surprise with a little windfall when you pass. Someone whose kindness you would like to repay. Also consider local charities, like your church or the local animal rescue society or the local hospice. The local charities tend to be more efficient with donation dollars, not spending gobs on lavish balls, fat salaries, first class airfare and the like. Finally, hire a nearby attorney to help you plan your estate. Those attorneys usually have built up a database of charity names and addresses that their past clients have chosen. You could tell him or her what causes you favor and he or she can probably rattle off a few local charities that fit the bill.
Q. I have been paying a mortgage that's in my mother-in-law s name for 22 years, my common law husband of 27 yrs died.
A: You have essentially been paying rent all of those years. Yes, chances are you are going to have to move out. You should schedule a consultation with an unlawful detainer attorney to see if there are any eviction moratoriums in place that might help you get more time.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Nina Whitehurst, Attorney at Law, Professional Website
Contact & Map
Cumberland Legacy Law
330 Ridgeline Dr.
Crossville, TN 38571
Telephone: (931) 250-8585