Common Problems With Last Wills and Testaments

Posted by John Crow | Aug 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

What happens if a part of your will is faulty or is not properly executed? How big of a problem is it, even if the issue appears relatively minor? Well, there could be substantial issues. Discover the most common problems with wills in this blog.

Are Handwritten Wills Legal in Tennessee?

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

From time to time, clients come to see us with handwritten wills that their mother or father prepared. These types of wills are called "holographic wills". While holographic wills are certainly legal, they can be problematic and are more difficult to validate than a more formal, typed last will and testament. Find out more about handwritten wills in this blog.

Can Creditors Bring a Claim Against a Tennessee Estate?

Posted by John Crow | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying that "creditors have better memories than debtors". There is much truth in this statement. If your loved one owed money, there is a high likelihood those creditors will be calling when probate is opened. Check out how creditor claims are handled through Tennessee Courts.

Are There Restrictions for Naming my LLC in Tennessee?

Posted by John Crow | Jul 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are considering creating a new LLC in Tennessee be aware that there are legal regulations on what you may name your LLC. The name must be clearly distinguishable from other business entities and not violate any other regulations that the the state has. Check out what these rules and regulations are in this blog.

What Happens in Tennessee If You Die Without a Will?

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

It's true: Many people believe they do not need a last will and testament. Even more people believe they need to have a will, but they put it off for tomorrow. What if tomorrow doesn't come? Let's say you are in a tragic accident and you are killed instantly. If you die without a will, what happens to your assets?

What Happens in Tennessee When a Child Dies Before You Do?

Posted by John Crow | Jun 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have children, its likely that they are listed in your will as beneficiaries. However, in some unfortunate circumstances, a child may die before you do. What happens to that child’s inheritance? Does your child’s spouse inherit? Does it go to your grandchildren? Check out this blog to find out.

The Real Reasons Why You Want to Avoid Probate in Tennessee

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

You have been told over and over again that you need estate planning to help your loved ones avoid probate in Tennessee. The reason always presented is a simple one: probate is costly. That may be true, but in what ways is the probate process costly? This blog outlines several reasons why you may want to avoid probate as much as possible to alleviate the burden for your beneficiaries.

Planning for Digital Assets with Estate Planning

Posted by John Crow | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Internet is causing a shift in where we find, share, and store information as we adapt to the recent “all things digital” mindset.  Much of the information stored online includes financial and personal information that could potentially impact your estate planning.  If you store financial and...

Here’s Why Accountants Are Important in Dealing with Estate Matters

Posted by John Crow | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are formulating an estate plan or considering a succession plan for your small business, it is important to have a team of talented professionals that can help advise you. Accountants are experts on tax and financial matters and can assist you and your estate planning attorney in formulating sound financial plans for these matters.

Determining When a Parent Needs Help Can Be as Hard as Landing on the Moon, Just Ask Buzz Aldrin

Posted by John Crow | Apr 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knowing when a parent with dementia and Alzheimer's disease needs help can be difficult, especially when that parent has a dominant personality. No one knows this more than Buzz Aldrin and his family who recently concluded several suits among each other over control of Buzz's finances and businesses. Learn how to avoid this direct confrontation and deal with parents with failing mental health.

Will You Inherit Your Parent’s Debt?

Posted by John Crow | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dealing with the death of your mother or father is a difficult and stressful time, especially when their bills come due. Who pays for their debts? Are you personally responsible for them? What about the mortgage and car loan? Find out the answers in this blog.

What Is the "100% Tax"?

Posted by John Crow | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Family situations such as second marriages, divorce, and sudden death can confiscate wealth from innocent heirs and beneficiaries. Learn how you and your family can plan to prevent this so called "100% tax."

Think Twice Before Using LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer

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

Online legal service providers like LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer are popular alternatives to traditional legal services. They are a cheaper and can produce certain documents immediately. While they can be of benefit in certain circumstances, for many people these companies end up costing the client more in the long run.

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