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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
Client Reviews
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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Summary

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 completing the simple form at the bottom of this page.

Nina Whitehurst, the owner of Cumberland Legacy Law, is a member of Wealth Counsel. 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
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
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
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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
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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Speaking Engagements
Wills, Trusts and Nursing Home Asset Protection , Various
Websites & Blogs
Website
Nina Whitehurst, Attorney at Law, Professional Website
Legal Answers
871 Questions Answered

Q. Separate wills and separate benificiaries?
A: Your statement of facts answers your question. You wrote, "In my husband’s will, he provides for his son if I do not survive him." Other than that, there is no way for any attorney in this forum to answer your question without actually reviewing your husband's will.
Q. Do I have the right to a copy of my deceased parents will of whom my brother has failed to give me?
A: Probate cases are a matter of public record. Call the probate court and ask them how to go about obtaining a copy of the will that was admitted to probate. You can also obtain copies of inventories and pretty much anything else that is in the file. If you are local, it would be best to go there and review the file in person, but they may not be allowing that right now.
Q. Ownership of life insurance on another person if the owner dies?
A: The insured cannot change the ownership of the policy; only the owner can do that. But the owner has died, so now this is an asset that needs to be probated. The life insurance policy that your mother owned on the life of another is now an asset of her estate and needs to be distributed according to the terms of her will. Some small estates can be probated using simplified procedures, but there is no way to know whether this is a small estate without details regarding all of the assets and their values. You should hire a probate attorney to help you with this.
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Cumberland Legacy Law
330 Ridgeline Dr.
Crossville, TN 38571
Telephone: (931) 250-8585
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