Estate Planning Guide in Tennessee

Categories: Estate Planning

estate planning guide

Estate planning is an essential process, not just for those approaching retirement but for individuals and families at all stages of life. Creating an estate plan provides certainty, both for yourself and your loved ones. However, estate plans vary widely based on a person’s individual circumstances, and it is essential to work with an experienced...

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Estate Planning Mistakes That You Should Know

Categories: Estate Planning

Avoid estate planning mistakes

In theory, creating an estate plan is a pretty straightforward process. However, in practice, there are many estate planning mistakes that prevent your plan from having its intended effect. Thus, while there are many options for DIY estate planning, these tools are better used to familiarize yourself with the process as opposed to creating actual...

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Premature Births: Can They Be Considered Medical Malpractice?

Categories: Medical Malpractice

Birthing situation that may lead to medical malpractice.

A typical full-term pregnancy lasts from 39 to 40 weeks. However, some babies can survive outside the womb as early as 24 weeks. There are some inexplicable and natural reasons a baby may be born prematurely. However, preterm labor and delivery result from a doctor’s negligence in some cases. If a doctor or other medical...

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Biggest Truck Accident Settlements in the USA

Categories: Truck Accident

Trucking accident scene.

Collisions involving large commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and moving trucks can often cause catastrophic injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, buses and trucks comprise nearly 13% of all fatal traffic accidents nationwide. Due to safety concerns, the government regulates the trucking industry heavily. Sadly, many trucking companies and drivers fail...

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How to Modify a Parenting Plan in Tennessee

Categories: Family Law

A child in Tennessee.

Before Tennessee courts grant a divorce, the law requires parents to draft a parenting plan. Parents must agree on and approve a parenting plan in Tennessee and then legally abide by its parameters. Sometimes though, circumstances change. Even the best-laid plans can be upended. In some cases, a dispute arises, or an arrangement’s original scope...

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The Relationship Between Delayed Diagnosis and Medical Malpractice

Categories: Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence and delayed diagnosis.

Medical malpractice happens when people are at their weakest. Patients trust that their doctors will provide the care and treatment they need. Unfortunately, there are times when a doctor fails to provide appropriate or even adequate care. Perhaps most doctors would have provided better and more thorough care under the same circumstances. Under these circumstances,...

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5 Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney Before Hiring

Categories: Divorce

Filing for divorce can be a trying and emotional experience. It’s one of many reasons choosing the right attorney is the most important decision you’ll make as you get started. How to decide on a divorce attorney can be a complicated process. Some people research attorneys before hiring one, and others pick the first attorney...

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What You Should Know About Car Accident Nerve Injuries

Categories: Car Accidents

Car accident nerve injury experienced by a a man.

Unfortunately, auto accidents happen. When they happen, they bring about stress, property damage, and financial losses. An auto accident may also cause injuries. While people associate specific injuries like broken bones or lacerations with car accidents, a car accident can also cause nerve damage. You are entitled to compensation for any physical harm caused by...

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What You Should Know About the Differences Between Annulment and Divorce

Categories: Divorce

Divorce decree and annulment.

Couples who want to end their marriage have two choices in Kentucky: annulment and divorce. While each of these processes dissolves a marriage, there are some very important differences between annulments and divorces. Most notably, while any couple can get divorced, the requirements for obtaining an annulment are much stricter. At the law firm of...

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What Are the Visitation Rights of Grandparents in Tennessee?

Categories: Family Law

Grandparents' visitation rights.

As a grandparent, you very quickly develop a close relationship with your grandchildren. Unfortunately, major life events can interfere with these relationships—not necessarily between grandparent and grandchild, but between grandparents and their grandchildren’s parents. While grandparents’ rights in Tennessee are much more limited than parents’ rights, grandparents have options to protect their relationship with their...

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