My Parents Died Without A Will, What Should I Do?

Categories: Estate Planning

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Losing a parent is one of life’s most trying experiences. In addition to coping with your grief, you might be unsure what to do about your parent’s outstanding bills, home, and car. Even without a will, the law provides a way for property to be distributed to a person’s heirs. The attorneys at Batson Nolan...

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What to Expect in a Probate Court Hearing

Categories: Estate Planning

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Losing a loved one is never easy. And dealing with questions of inheritance can make things even more emotional and challenging. Before you can claim a deceased family member’s assets,including their home or car, their estate must go through probate.  The probate court appoints a personal representative and resolves important issues regarding the estate. Loved...

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Can Dementia Invalidate a Will?

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As American life expectancies get higher, the number of people with dementia also increases. The CDC estimates that around 5.8 million people in the United States have some form of dementia. Without any medical breakthroughs, this number will likely grow to 60 million people by 2060.  Dementia tends to affect people late in their lives....

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Buying an Existing Business in TN?

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Small businesses number 636,842 or 99.5% of Tennessee’s total companies, according to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy’s August 2021 report. If you have an entrepreneurial inclination, one option is to buy an existing business rather than hanging up your own shingle. If this sounds appealing to you, you may wonder,...

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Hire An Estate Planning Attorney

Categories: Estate Planning

5 Reasons Why You Need To Hire An Estate Planning Attorney

Many Americans over the age of 72 understand the importance of making plans for their family once they’ve passed on. Eighty-one percent of those aged 72 or older have an estate plan in place. Yet, only 4 out of 10 of all American adults have a will or living trust. Having a will is essential...

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How Long Does Probate Take in Tennessee?

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How Long Does Probate Take in Tennessee

When a loved one dies, your family faces the difficult process of grieving and making funeral arrangements. After that, you may wonder who will pay the remaining medical bills and when you might receive your inheritance.  The time it takes for a person’s estate to go through probate in Tennessee depends on several factors, including...

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4 Legal Remedies for Breach of Contract in Business

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When you sign a contract, you expect the other party to deliver what they promised. However, not everyone performs perfectly all the time. When that happens, you may wonder if you are entitled to remedies for breach of contract. The attorneys at Batson Nolan PLC are experienced in handling Tennessee contract law matters and can...

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What Estate Planning Documents You Need

Categories: Estate Planning

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You may have heard that estate planning can help protect your family and assets after your death. It’s true that without a valid will, the court will divide your estate according to Tennessee’s intestacy laws. But estate planning is much more than drafting a will. Several important documents will explain your end-of-life wishes beyond what...

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Why Corporate Governance Is Important to Professional Corporations

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Asking about the importance of corporate governance.

Strong corporate governance policies can be the glue that holds your business together. Good governance can help business owners develop trust between employees and managers, as well as foster excellent communication between owners and other stakeholders. Developing coherent corporate governance policies not only gets your company started on the right foot, but also creates a...

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Understanding Due Diligence in Business

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Researching about due diligence in business.

Buying and selling goods, services, and even businesses are how companies get ahead these days. And in this digital economy, it gets easier and easier to find out virtually anything about anyone. That said, there will always be a role for good, old-fashioned due diligence in business. Simply put, some transactions are too valuable and...

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