Tag Archives: Nashville Estate Planning Lawyer
Beware of Joint Bank Accounts and the Federal Gift Tax While You are Trying to Prepare for Your Family’s Future
Because life is full of uncertainties, accidents, and surprises, it is always recommended you take the time to meet with an lawyer to hash out how you want your personal property and assets to be divided up if something were to happen to you. It is also recommended you meet with a legal professional… Read More »
What Are the Rules of Intestate Succession in Tennessee?
While losing a loved one in an accident or due to a negligence of another is devastating, sometimes the issue is even more complicated than simply trying to make the tortfeasor accountable. While wrongful death gives dependents, spouse and parents of the deceased the right to collect financial compensation for their losses, what happens… Read More »
Pet Trusts: the Newest Trend in Estate Planning
It may sound strange, but estate planning for companion animals is getting increasingly common. Those of us who think of our pets as family members are quickly learning that one of our responsibilities is to ensure that they are cared for long after we become incapable of doing so. Generally, there are two types… Read More »
How will the New Supreme Court Decisions Affect Estate Planning?
The Supreme Court has been busy this year. It has handed down many significant decisions in 2015, ranging from traffic stops to same-sex marriage. However, the implications of such decisions stretch beyond the right to marry, but rather how marriage can now affect how you will be taxed, pay for healthcare, and plan your… Read More »
What Is “Values-Based” Estate Planning?
Estate planning can be a difficult process to start. It sometimes forces families to ask (and answer) difficult questions—ones that evoke anxiety for everyone involved. And there is no shortage of news stories reminding you that if you do not make a plan, you may not like what outcome state law dictates for your… Read More »
Tennessee Filial Responsibility Rules
In some states, the law states that if a parent is unable to care for themselves and pay their own medical bills, the children are responsible for the costs of care. This is what is known as filial responsibility, and it affects children of parents that reside in 29 different states across the country,… Read More »