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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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Communication Skills
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Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
David Keith Hicks
Reviewed by David Keith Hicks March 7, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Smart, prompt, affordable and reliable. see above for additional comments
Reviewed by D. S. January 4, 2020
Nina helped me enormously with Medicaid Trust issues regarding my father.
Nina helped me enormously with some Irrevocable Trust Medicaid issues relating to my father. She provided answers to some very difficult questions and was enormously helpful. I had been searching for this info for months before I contacted Nina. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Todd C. January 4, 2020
Direct and to the point answer
Ms White provided a direct, complete, and honest answer to my question, which did help me significantly. It does, in actuality, resolve my question and the issue as to my sister being able to use the Durable Power of Attorney for my mother, and its validity or need for any further documentation or verification by a Physician.
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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.

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
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.
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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Cumberland Legacy Law
Current
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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Awards
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
ElderCounsel
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National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
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Wealth Counsel
Member
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 037146
Member
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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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Speaking Engagements
Wills, Trusts and Nursing Home Asset Protection, Various
Websites & Blogs
Website
Nina Whitehurst, Attorney at Law, Professional Website
Legal Answers
1076 Questions Answered
Q. What happens to a long term significant other when the owner of a house dies without a will in Kansas?
A: When a person dies without a will, he is said to have died “intestate”, and the persons who inherit from him are determined by that state’s laws of “intestate succession”. The laws of intestate succession direct a hierarchy of kinship that generally favor the spouse and children first, then parents, then siblings, and so on. I am sorry to say but unmarried partners, friends and caregivers are not factored in at all. If a person wants to leave his things to an unrelated person, he MUST do so via will or trust.
Q. Can a Executrix change any information on the Will after the death of the person?
A: The short answer is no, a will cannot be changed after the testator has died. You probably did not receive a will to sign. The only will you can sign is your own. If you do not understand what you are being asked to sign, you should take it to a probate attorney to review.
Q. How can I get a letter of administration.
A: You need to petition the probate court to open a probate case (estate) and to have yourself appointed as the personal representative for the estate. A probate attorney can help you with this.
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Contact & Map
Cumberland Legacy Law
330 Ridgeline Dr.
Crossville, TN 38571
Telephone: (931) 250-8585
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