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The Benefits of Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney

The Benefits of Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney

August 31, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

A Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney is an important document for everyone to have. It’s also sometimes called a Healthcare Power of Attorney (HCPOA). The specific reasons for having an…

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Probate For Real Estate Only

Probate For Real Estate Only

August 25, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

Think about a married couple. When the first spouse dies, often the vast majority of assets are titled in both of their names. Therefore, everything passes to the surviving spouse…

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probate and probate assets
What is Probate and What are Probate Assets?

What is Probate and What are Probate Assets?

July 19, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

Over the course of conversations with many of our estate planning clients, one common theme occurred to us: We spend a significant amount of time with every client explaining the…

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blended families
How Couples Should Handle Estate Planning Differently for Blended Families

How Couples Should Handle Estate Planning Differently for Blended Families

July 14, 2022 | Estate Planning | News

In the United States, the nuclear family made of only married parents and children is not as common as you would think. The term was popularized back in the 1920s,…

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5 Times When You Should Review Your Will

5 Times When You Should Review Your Will

June 9, 2022 | Estate Planning | Blog

Revising your will or other estate documents might not be at the top of your to-do list, but maybe it should be. If you don’t review your will regularly, your…

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beneficiaries of a will
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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House with taxes below it.
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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