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  • Essential steps for estate planning Aside from making sure your will and advanced care directive are up to date, there are a few things that will get your estate in order and make your passing easier on your loved ones. While gathering this information, it’s a......

  • First steps for estate planning Here is an estate planning checklist to help you organize your estate and, depending on your individual situation, you might discover other items that need to be addressed. It’s a good idea to discuss your plans with the executor of......

  • Family law in most states makes it much harder for unmarried fathers to have parental rights with their children and Tennessee is no different. In Tennessee, if a child is born to married parents, both parties are automatically listed on the birth certificate and given......

  • Steps after designating a healthcare proxy   Now that you’ve designated your healthcare proxy and completed a living will, medical power of attorney or advanced directive, what do you do with it? After your Advance Directive for healthcare form is signed, witnessed and/or notarized, you should......

  • Ways to designate a healthcare proxy   As we have discussed previously, it is of utmost importance to designate a healthcare proxy, or person to speak on your behalf if you are otherwise unable. In Tennessee, you can designate a healthcare proxy through a living will,......

  • Now is time to designate a healthcare proxy   Four things to know about advance directives Imagine that you are in a hospital, terminally ill with cancer and can’t communicate. Who is the person designated to speak for you if you are unable, otherwise known......