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Who Inherits If I Die Without a Will? (Tennessee)

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

I often get asked who inherits if someone dies without a will.  This is called dying "intestate", and there are laws that specify who inherits.  The persons that inherit are called "heirs at law".  This post covers who inherits if a person domiciled in Tennessee dies without a will.  State laws v...

You Can’t Find the Will…What Then Do You Do?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jul 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are some steps to follow if there appears to be no will. If a parent passes away and didn't leave a will or you can't locate one, things do not have to be too difficult. There are a few steps people need to take, if they find themselves in this situation, according to Forbes...

Minor Children? You Need an Estate Plan

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jun 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you don't have an estate plan but do have minor children, it can become complicated. Most parents would choose to have their estate pass to their children, if they do not have a formal estate plan.  However, if those children are minor, some challenges can arise, according to My San Antonio...

What Should You Do If There Is No Will?

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Feb 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

If a loved one passes away without a will and you handle the estate, you should know what steps to take. If a relative dies without a will and you are chosen to distribute assets to family members, you will most likely find it is not a simple process, according to the Napa Valley Register...

Dispute Settled over Arthur Miller's Archives

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Feb 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two institutions fought over rights to his journals, notes and letters. After a heated dispute, the Ransom Center matched Yale University's $2.7 million offer to archive Arthur Miller's work, according to The New York Times in "Inside the Battle for Arthur Miller's Archive."

Estate Planning Gives You Peace of Mind

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just what does an estate plan give you and your family? Many people do not think carefully about the laws of intestate succession and how their assets would be distributed, so an estate plan can be really beneficial, according to an Investopedia article.

How to Proceed When There's No Will

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

When someone dies without a will, relatives turn to state law, which provides a list of people who are eligible to fill the role of executor. If a probate court proceeding is necessary, the court will choose someone based on that priority list.

You Really Do Need an Estate Plan!

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Dec 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you do not have a will or estate plan, the courts in your state of residence will decide where your assets go and that may not be to your spouse or children. If you believe you do not need a will or estate plan and that your family will receive your assets when you pass away, you may may very well be mistaken.

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