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Proving Undue Influence in a Will Contestation

Some people may not be able to explain what undue influence is in a court of law, but everyone has seen examples of it. You may have an elderly relative who was recently married to a new spouse, who is suddenly “convincing” the elderly relative to make a change to their will. You may have…

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Inheritance Laws in Tennessee

One benefit of the pandemic is that American citizens have started to seriously think about their wills and the estate process. One disadvantage is that a majority of people are unaware of the inheritance laws of their state. For example, the state of Tennessee does not follow strict community property inheritance laws, which means you…

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Can You Contest a Trust?

There’s a common misconception that trusts cannot be contested. However, this is simply not true. Similar to a will, a trust can be disputed. Of course, nothing should take the place of the advice of an experienced estate planning attorney. Here you will find answers to some commonly asked questions about trusts, the different types…

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How Do You Choose an Executor?

One of the most important questions you must ask yourself when creating an estate plan is, “Who can I trust to take care of the estate after my death?” Choosing an executor is not as simple as naming the first person who comes to mind. You need to ensure that the person chosen will act…

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Strange Wills of the Rich and Famous

Many people with lots of money, and even some with just a little, have decided there are better things to do with their funds that leave it to their family members. Some decide that a will is a way to help charities, or to ensure the success of their businesses. Sometimes, they disinherit family because…

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