Expedited Probate Docket Is An Initial Success

Monday, September 16, 2013

Over a month ago, Davidson County Trial Courts approved the establishment of an Expedited Probate Docket.  Judge Randy Kennedy and Presiding Judge Joe P. Binkley, Jr. jointly announced that due to the large and growing volume of cases filed in the Seventh Circuit Court; it has been determined to be in the best interest of the public and for the efficient administration of justice to establish and maintain an Expedited Probate Docket, as distinguished from the regular probate dockets. 

Over 100 cases have been tried by Special Probate Master Jennifer Surber and Special Master John Manson who alternately preside over expedited dockets and conduct hearings on uncontested probate matters including name change petitions, small estate administrative proceedings, petitions to administer intestate estates, petitions to probate wills, codicils and other testamentary instruments.  

Trial Court Administrator, Tim Townsend, reports “we have received very positive feedback from everyone.  As a result, this program will continue for the foreseeable future.”


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Business

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SmartBank announced Tuesday that it has hired Fabiola Ortiz as vice president, regional branch administrator in Chattanooga. Ms. Ortiz will join the bank’s branch administration team and will oversee SmartBank locations in the Chattanooga, Cleveland, Tullahoma and Murfreesboro markets. “Fabiola is a seasoned banking professional who has been a part of the banking industry for ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Best Wishes To HCDE's Tim Hensley In His Retirement

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Roy Exum: The Lunchbox Letters

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