News and Notes

  • Who needs a will? Every sensible adult knows they need a will. But many don’t take the time to write one. Because our office is a stone’s throw from Music City, we thought we’d take a look at some musicians who got it right when......

  • Estate planning is one of those things many people don’t want to talk about. But it’s a discussion most people need to have sooner or later. We’d recommend sooner.  As you’re considering your estate plan, here’s a checklist of things you’ll want to discuss with......

  • In Tennessee, yes, you probably could.  You could print off a form from a website, scrawl down your thoughts about what you’d like to happen when you die, shove it in a folder on your desk and hope for the best. In Tennessee, you can......

  • Driving while on the phone will soon have consequences in Tennessee In Tennessee, drivers will soon face fines for having their phones in their hands while driving. Starting July 1, Tennessee will strengthen its laws regarding drivers’ cellphone use. It is already illegal to text......

  • 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......