News and Notes

  • Is it against the law to talk on your cell phone while you’re driving? It could be soon on every road in Tennessee. Recently, a bill was introduced that would fine drivers for talking on hand-held devices while driving on any Tennessee road. The bill,......

  • A battle over a Tennessee family’s inheritance highlights the need for a clear estate plan. At the heart of the dispute is land that has been in the family since President Andrew Jackson granted it to Gideon Blackburn, a preacher who founded Harpeth Presbyterian Church......

  • Reputation, relationships among reasons to hire a local lawyer We love Murfreesboro. We can tell you the best trails to hike, the best rivers to fish, where to get a good haircut, fun things to do with the kids on a Saturday afternoon and what......

  • Don’t have a will? Then we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is you’re not alone. A 2017 survey showed that most Americans – 6 in 10 – do not have a will or living trust. In addition, 81 %......

  • By the year 2030, all Baby Boomers will be older than 65, meaning that 1 in 5 Americans will be retirement age. This means the number of people with aging parents who need a better understanding of probate law could also increase. When an asset......

  • If your New Year’s resolution is to get your financial affairs in order, you’re not alone. According to Fidelity’s 2018 study, more Americans are considering a financial resolution. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they are considering a financial resolution — which is up from 27......