How Will the Results of the 2020 Election Affect Your Business?

Posted by John Crow | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Election Day 2020 is quickly approaching. Whether you’ve already voted or you plan to head to the polls on November 3rd, it’s good to think about how the outcome of the presidential election might affect your business. Luckily, both candidates have plenty of policy proposals that give us a hint about how the next four years might unfold for U.S. businesses.

Estate Planning for Kentucky Farmers

Posted by John Crow | Oct 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Farmers face some unique challenges when planning for the future. Kentucky residents are often stunned to find out that their family farm can trigger federal estate taxes and a significant bill from the IRS and the Kentucky Department of Revenue. These taxes can cause splintering of the farm that you own. To avoid that, here are some practical tips that every farmer should keep in mind.

What is a Gun Trust and How Does it Work?

Posted by John Crow | Sep 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

As part of your estate and asset protection plan, you probably think you’ve checked all the boxes. You may have a will, a trust, and even an end of life plan in place to protect your family and your estate. But have you thought about protecting your firearms? If you’re living in Tennessee, a gun trust may be a smart addition to your estate planning.

A Guide to Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Planning

Posted by John Crow | Aug 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one is a veteran there are many benefits available to you by the federal government. One of these benefits is the Veteran's Aid and Attendance. Take a minute to learn about how this benefit can assist you or your family with daily living activities in this article.

How Do You Collect a Debt in Tennessee When Someone Dies?

Posted by John Crow | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

If someone who owed you money passed away before paying you back, you’re probably wondering if you’ll ever see your money again. The good news is that Tennessee has a process by which you can collect on any debt owed to you by filing a claim against that individual's estate. Find out more in this article.

How Qualified Income Trusts Work in Tennessee

Posted by John Crow | Aug 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

What happens when a loved one needs Medicaid and TennCare benefits to pay for nursing home care, but your loved one earns too much money in order to qualify for this government aid? There is a way to work around this problem through a Qualified Income Trust. Here's how it works.

Rebuilding Your Tennessee Business After a Tumultuous Summer

Posted by John Crow | Jul 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many businesses throughout Tennessee have been thrown into tumult thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and the resulting economic hardships. As we look forward to the latter half of the year, there are still many unknowns. In this article, we provide some helpful resources that can rebuild your business after this tumultuous summer.

The Probate Process: Myths v. Realities

Posted by John Crow | Jul 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when a family member dies. When it comes time to sort out the estate, the many different investments and properties can be hard to track—especially in an emotionally challenging time. Many people are worried about probate: the time it takes, the costs, the potential family fighting. But what’s the reality? In this article, we delve into some of the myths surrounding probate.

What Happens When You Die Without a Will in Kentucky?

Posted by John Crow | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

When someone dies without a will in Kentucky, state law control the distribution of assets. Many times, this distribution would not be what the deceased would want or prefer. In this article, we explain what happens to an estate should an individual die without having a will.

Estate Planning and Cryptocurrency: A Guide

Posted by John Crow | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Financial experts have predicted that cryptocurrencies may dramatically increase in value over the next several years. If you are invested in these currencies, understand that they require unique considerations as they relate to your estate plan. Find out more in this blog.

What Is a Trust Protector, and Do You Need One?

Posted by John Crow | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have heard the term trust protector, you may wonder what exactly that means. How does a trust protector work with a trust? Simply put: The trust protector's job it to make sure that your wishes outlined in the trust you created are followed. Find out more in this article.

What to Know Before Contesting a Will in Tennessee

Posted by John Crow | Jun 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most difficult things to hear is that your parent has passed away. Sometimes this loss can be exacerbated by the knowledge that you were cut out of the will. When this happens, here are a few things that you should consider before deciding to contest the will.

Six Mistakes That Can Make Probate Slower and More Costly

Posted by John Crow | Jun 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

When making an estate plan or a will, you aren't necessarily thinking about the legal details your heirs will endure after you're gone. But if you want to get your assets to your loved ones as quickly as possible and as intact as possible, it's a good idea to think ahead and avoid these six mistakes.

How a Tennessee Community Property Trust Works

Posted by John Crow | Jun 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have investments or properties that have significantly increased in value over time a Tennessee Community Property Trust might be a great fit for your estate plan. This special type of trust can literally save you and your family thousands of dollars in capital gains taxes. Find out more in this article.

What To Do Know about Estate Plans after a Divorce in Tennessee?

Posted by John Crow | Jun 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are going through a divorce take some time to update your estate plan. Chances are your life has changed dramatically and its important that your will, trust, and powers of attorney reflect these changes. Make time to remove your spouse as beneficiaries from your financial accounts and as beneficiary of your will or trust. After all, there is nothing worse than your assets going to your ex-spouse.

What Happens With Simultaneous Death in Tennessee?

Posted by John Crow | May 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Simultaneous deaths of family members are some of the most common unforeseen events that can have substantial impacts on your estate plan. Failure to plan for those situations can create significant problems down the line. Learn how to best plan for simultaneous deaths in this article.

Got a Farm in Kentucky? Get an Estate Plan for It

Posted by John Crow | May 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have a farm in Kentucky, you need a comprehensive estate plan to ensure that the farm is preserved after your death. Understand that estate planning for farms can be complex. Tax planning and directing who will control farm assets at your death is essential. Learn more about estate planning for farms in this article.

Are Your Medical Directives & HIPAA Releases in Order in Tennessee?

Posted by John Crow | May 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When we become ill or face life-threatening medical conditions, we want to be assured that our healthcare wishes are followed. Many times, we do not want to place the burden on a family member to make decisions for us. We may not even trust certain people to make proper decisions for us. Advance healthcare directives help ensure your decisions are heard and eliminate worry over who will be in charge if something happens to you.

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