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Beneficiaries Trump Wills

Beneficiaries Trump Wills

June 9, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

There are many misconceptions among people regarding estate planning. For example, your spouse with whom you share children does not automatically inherit your entire estate if you pass away. This…

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Nuncupative Will Requirements
Nuncupative Will Requirements

Nuncupative Will Requirements

May 20, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

In a prior post, we discussed the witness requirements in Tennessee for a traditional, typed-out will. Now we will discuss the requirements for nuncupative, also known as oral wills, and…

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Broke person opening an empty wallet.
Why Bother With Estate Planning While I’m Young And Broke?

Why Bother With Estate Planning While I’m Young And Broke?

May 18, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

There is a common myth that estate planning is only for the elderly or the wealthy; maybe even only for the elderly and wealthy. This myth shows that few really…

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An empty will.

The Tennessee Intestacy Myth

May 3, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

There is a myth in Tennessee about intestacy that I hear often: if you die intestate, your property will naturally be distributed to the right people. By “right people,” they…

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A Big Break On Estate Tax In Tennessee

A Big Break On Estate Tax In Tennessee

April 28, 2022 | Estate Planning | News

Every new year brings new taxes. Fortunately, for people in Tennessee, estate tax is likely one they won’t have to worry about. Estate taxes change frequently, and it can be…

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Witness Requirements for a Will in Tennessee

February 28, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

One of the main issues that I see with a Last Will and Testament people can create online or not in front of an attorney is that they don’t meet…

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Holographic wills
Holographic Will Requirements in Tennessee

Holographic Will Requirements in Tennessee

February 14, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

In my prior two blogs, I discussed the witness requirements in Tennessee for a traditional, typed out will, and a nuncupative will.   Now, let us turn our attention to holographic…

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Real Estate Transactions and Estates

February 28, 2017 | Estate Planning | News

I have seen many situations where a real estate contract is signed and then we soon discover that the person who signed the contract to sell the real estate is…

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Procrastination and the Legal Result

February 16, 2017 | Estate Planning | News

I recently saw this post on Facebook and I wanted to share it. This is something as attorneys we see too often and I thought it a worthwhile reminder… “I…

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New Year, No Taxes! (Well, Tennessee Estate Taxes, That Is)

February 9, 2016 | Estate Planning | News

It may seem rare that your taxes decrease, but as of January 1, 2016, the State of Tennessee will no longer tax your Estate.  This has been part of a plan…

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