Category Archives: Estate Planning
How Will A Tennessee Divorce Affect Your Estate Plan?
Each year may be made up of 521,600 minutes, but when you are going through a disruptive, strenuous divorce, every one of those minutes might feel like a year in and of itself. It may feel like keeping up with the various questions that absolutely need to be answered now is all you can… Read More »
Gift Taxes And Tennessee Estate Planning
It is not uncommon for people to re-evaluate their estate plans during the holiday season. In a world where so much is uncertain, and some family members may be struggling, it is only natural that we may seek out ways we might utilize our resources to help our loved ones. Those with many assets… Read More »
Disinheritance In Tennessee Wills
“Can you totally disinherit a child in Tennessee?” You need only look at the latest entertainment news articles surrounding the untimely death of Naomi Judd (Judd) in Tennessee earlier this year to see why the question is making the rounds. The entertainment world was recently shocked to discover that, upon review of the late… Read More »
Benefits Of Creating An Estate Plan
No one likes to contemplate their mortality but creating an estate plan can provide many benefits to you and your loved ones now and into the future. An experienced Franklin estate planning attorney like those at Fort, Holloway & Rogers can help craft an estate plan that best fits your needs and your wishes… Read More »
How To Avoid Probate In Tennessee
After a person passes away, their estate must pass through the legal probate process before their assets can be distributed to their heirs. However, there are ways to bypass the probate system in part or entirely, depending on the particulars of your estate. The experienced Franklin estate planning lawyers at Fort, Holloway, & Rogers… Read More »
How A Spouse May Try To Hide Assets
One of the most significant issues that a couple must determine during a Tennessee divorce is the division of marital assets. There are times when a spouse may try to hide assets in order to walk away from the marriage with more than they are entitled to. Understanding how a person might try and… Read More »
Do I Need A Power Of Attorney?
When most people hear of estate planning, they think of creating a final will and testament; however, there are other important documents that should be included in an estate plan. One of these documents is a power of attorney form, which designates an important decision maker for you and your estate. If you are… Read More »
Modifying Or Terminating A Conservatorship
Despite the substantial amount of negative news coverage about conservatorships in recent months, this type of legal oversight for an individual who cannot make decisions on their own is utilized for the best interest of others. However, there are times when it may be in that individual’s best interest for the terms of a… Read More »
What Property Is Exempt From Tennessee Probate?
Probate in Tennessee can be a lengthy and time-consuming process, but if an estate plan is structured by an experienced estate planning attorney most of a person’s estate can bypass the probate process entirely. Certain property can be exempt from the probate process, saving your loved ones time and providing them with a greater… Read More »
Estate Planning With A Special Needs Trust
Families who have loved ones with physical or mental disabilities often have significant concerns when it comes to their well-being. When it comes to estate planning, parents or other loved ones can establish a special needs trust to ensure that they are financially taken care of, even if their other loved ones have passed… Read More »