Conservatorship

Conservatorship

Britney Spears was one of the most iconic popstars of the early 2000’s, and as such, most aspects of her personal life have played out in the public eye – including her placement in a conservatorship thirteen years ago. The circumstances around her conservatorship have attracted attention within the past year with the release of the documentary, Framing Britney Spears, …

Advance directives for your college aged children

When preparing a child to go off to college, it is important to make sure they have all their dorm supplies, textbooks, and the right meal plan for the upcoming academic year. However, an often overlooked but arguably more important item on the to do list should be the now 18-year old’s advance directives. Advance directives include Healthcare Power of …

Probate 101

When you are planning your estate, you might hear that your Will has to go through probate and that you should avoid the probate process. Not only do people have stories of experiencing a drawn-out legal process or of someone taking advantage of the system, but these unfortunate experiences are all occurring following the death of a loved one. Despite probate’s unfortunate …

Why digital assets shouldn’t be ignored when making a will

Estate Planning for Digital Assets This article looks at the risks of not having a digital estate plan and how to go about making one or meet with an Estate Planning or Will Attorney. Making a will is one of the most effective ways of preparing for the future and giving loved ones greater peace of mind. However, when making a …

What is a QDRO? Retirement Account Division in Divorce

Marital assets are fairly easy to divide during Tennessee divorce negotiations. However, your spouse’s retirement accounts are not as straightforward. With the possibilities of taxes and penalties, other problems will be looming if things are not done just right. According to Fidelis Law, Divorce Lawyer in Brentwood TN, one tool often used in these situations is a Qualified Domestic Relations …

3 Reasons Everyone Should Have an Estate Plan

Estate planning can help reduce asset loss, honor a person’s end-of-life wishes and ensure that his or her heirs have adequate care and financial support. Many Tennessee residents recognize the importance of estate planning, yet never begin or complete the process. Tellingly, CNBC reports that over half of Americans do not even leave behind a will when they pass away. …

Estate planning crucial for single professionals

For many people, starting a family is one of the first signs of becoming an adult. If a couple has children, often the parents will take the time to meet with an Estate Planning Attorney to create an estate plan so that the kids will have someone to care for them if something happens. What about those individuals who do …

Understanding the influence of designated beneficiaries

When people begin the process of estate planning in Brentwood TN, one of the first things they do is make a list of all of the people they wish to be beneficiaries in their will. Often, the people who are chosen are important to them or have had considerable influence in their life. As such, they wish to make these people a …

How do I set up a trust for my newborn?

As a new parent, you want to do everything in your power to provide a good future for your child. If you have an estate plan or in the process of estate planning, one thing you may look to do is set up a trust for your new baby. Often referred to as a trust fund, this type of planning is not …

Should estate plans change with new law?

Estate plans have to be altered and changed over the years to ensure they align with laws and your needs. Recently the estate tax laws were changed at the federal level. These changes may affect you if you are a high-income earner or have a large estate in Tennessee. Basically, this means it is time to review your estate plan …