Does Tennessee Have an Inheritance Tax?

Posted by John Crow | Dec 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

An inheritance tax is essentially a tax on the amount of money or assets the heirs or beneficiaries of an estate receive. Does Tennessee still have an inheritance tax? What about other states? Find out more about these taxes in this blog.

Disinheriting a Child in Tennessee: What You Should Know First

Posted by John Crow | Nov 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is not pleasant to think about disinheriting a child. Its heartbreaking. Its difficult. But it happens. When you are considering disinheriting a child, understand that it should be done cautiously. The impact of such an action on your relationships can cut deep. Here is an overview of the reasons a parent may choose to disinherit a child in Tennessee and what to consider before doing so.

5 Reasons Why You Need a Power of Attorney

Posted by John Crow | Nov 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Creating a power of attorney (POA) should be one of your first priorities when it comes to preparing for your future. If you are a newly wed, recently graduated, have experienced the death of a loved one, or are just worried about the future, strongly consider creating powers of attorney to appoint someone you trust to make decisions for you. Here are five reasons why you need to have powers of attorney in place.

Can an Executor Be Removed?

Posted by John Crow | Nov 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are a beneficiary of an estate, you may have concerns about the fitness of an executor to serve. Maybe you are worried they are taking money from the estate and using it for their own benefit. Maybe they are not mentally capable of serving. Whatever your concerns are, understand that action can be taken to remove an executor if he or she is not fulfilling his legal duties.

What is Tennessee's Elective Share for Surviving Spouses?

Posted by John Crow | Oct 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

When a spouse dies unexpectedly, sometimes they have not prepared a will or trust. Maybe they forgot to update their estate plan when they passed away. When this happens, the surviving spouse can elect to receive a certain part of their spouses estate. Find out how this elective share works in this article.

Closing Out a Revocable Living Trust

Posted by John Crow | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are named as the successor trustee of a loved one's revocable living trust, you likely have many questions: How do I manage the trust? What about debts? What about closing the trust out? If you have these questions, take a moment and familiarize yourself with your responsibilities as trustee and how to handle these issues.

How to Revoke Your Power of Attorney in Tennessee

Posted by John Crow | Oct 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Powers of attorney appoint someone to make healthcare and financial decisions for you if you cannot make decisions yourself. But what happens when you need to revoke that power of attorney and remove the person you named as your decision maker from power. Find out the process in this article.

Who Can Be a Witness to a Will?

Posted by John Crow | Sep 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are considering who should be witnesses to your will, take a moment to read this article. If you have a person who inherits under your will serve as a witness, understand that it can create problems for that beneficiary. Learn how to avoid any potential issues here.

Estate Planning for Business Owners in Clarksville TN

Posted by John Crow | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Business is booming in Clarksville, Tennessee. While there may seem like there's no end in sight to how far our city can grow, your business could face an untimely end should something happen to you. Find out why incorporating your business into your estate plan is so important.

How Does an Emergency Conservatorship Work?

Posted by John Crow | Sep 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

An emergency conservatorship is a type of conservatorship that is temporary in nature. It is uniquely designed to help protect disabled persons from potential harm to themselves and to others. Find out more about emergency conservatorships in this blog.

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