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 …

Successful blended families and stepparent adoption

Family Law Helping Blended Families When a blended family forms, you and your partner begin to forge a new life together with the children from one or both of your previous relationships. The rewards can be tremendous, but there can be challenges as well. With new children comes new rules, new demands and new expectations. If you’re willing to work …

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. …

Pro bono & public service

Many have heard the words and may have an idea of what they mean. Pro bono is Latin and it means “for the public good.” When Lawyers provide pro bono work it means they provide legal services without pay. Lawyers are encouraged to undertake cases pro bono to help those that cannot afford to hire an attorney. The Tennessee Supreme …

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 …

What is a non-compete agreement?

When forming your business and setting up all its aspects, you may have certain secrets or things you wish not to be shared outside the company. These things usually play an important role in the operation of your business and may give you a competitive edge. However, once you begin hiring employees, these secrets are at risk of being exposed …

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 …