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Benefits Of Creating An Estate Plan

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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 »

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How To Avoid Probate In Tennessee

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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 »

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How A Spouse May Try To Hide Assets

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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 »

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Do I Need A Power Of Attorney?

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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 »

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Modifying Or Terminating A Conservatorship

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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 »

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What Property Is Exempt From Tennessee Probate?

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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 »

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Estate Planning With A Special Needs Trust

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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 »

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What Is An Advance Directive?

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No one likes to consider what would happen if they were involved in an accident or become seriously ill, but these situations do arise, and it is best to be prepared. An advance directive is the best way to communicate your preferences in the event that an injury or illness prevents you from doing… Read More »

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The Benefits Of Using A Probate Attorney

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The passing of a beloved family member is never easy, and the probate process can feel overwhelming in your time of grief. Using the legal services of an experienced Tennessee probate attorney to help with your case can be extremely beneficial to you and your loved ones. To learn more about how a knowledgeable… Read More »

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The Differences Between A Revocable And Irrevocable Trust

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Trusts are one of the most common tools used in estate planning to protect assets, bypass probate, and ensure that your loved ones are provided for after your passing. There are revocable and irrevocable trusts, and each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. Understanding the differences between these options can help in the… Read More »

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