Wills & Estates

Daytime Tri-Cities Legal Expert Forum: Estate Planning & Wills

Akiah Highsmith talks with Daytime Tri-Cities about the importance of estate planning and wills. Watch the interview

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Probate & Estates in Tennessee

Probate is a legal process that takes place after a person dies. It is a court-supervised proceeding that authenticates the decedent’s will, and approves the named executor so he or she can distribute property and …

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Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning & intestacy laws Estate planning is a necessary step to ensuring your loved ones are protected after you die. Estate planning affects everyone, since it involves planning for our eventual demise. There are …

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Conservatorship in Tennessee

A conservatorship or adult guardianship is the legal process in which an individual, following the filing of a Petition,  is selected by a Court to handle the affairs of another individual who has become incapacitated …

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How Probate Works in Tennessee

Probate is the official way an estate gets settled, which may be required after a person dies. Probate gives someone, typically the surviving spouse or child, the legal authority to gather the deceased person’s belongings, …

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Will Preparation: What to Consider

Planning a will can be a daunting task, and there are many things to consider when beginning preparations. This process can become burdensome if you do not know which steps to take. To alleviate any …

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Protect Your Family with a Will & End of Life Planning

End-of-life planning isn’t something most people enjoy thinking about, but it is so critical. A new survey from shows that only 42% of U.S. adults currently have a will or living trust, and that …

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Herndon, Coleman, Brading & McKee

Avoid Common Pitfalls in Drafting Wills Before Probate

Failing to Meet Statutory Requirements One of the most common mistakes that is not discovered (or at least known to the family until Probate) is that Mom or Dad didn’t meet the statutory requirements for …

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