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William H. Stover

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Lawsuit & Dispute
Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law

William Stover is an experienced Tennessee attorney who provides premier legal services to clients seeking help in the areas of personal injury, crimi... (more)

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RANDALL K. WINTON

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Accident & Injury, Business Organization, Bankruptcy & Debt, Tax, Estate

Randall Winton of Winton Law provides legal services throughout Nashville, Davidson County, Williamson County and Middle Tennessee for a variety of cl... (more)

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Phyllis Marlene Boshears

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Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate

P. Marlene Boshears is an attorney with Boshears Law. Marlene graduated from Nashville School of Law and practices primarily in Family, Juvenile, and... (more)

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Tiffany Johns

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate

Attorney Tiffany Johns is different from many lawyers in Middle Tennessee who practice family law. With a background in marketing and entertainment la... (more)

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John Toy

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Estate, Wills & Probate, Elder Law, Divorce & Family Law, Social Security

Calling Murfreesboro his home since childhood, Mr. Toy started practicing law in order to make a difference in others’ lives. From Hobgood Elementar... (more)

James A. Flexer

Social Security -- Disability, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Workers' Compensation
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Reen L. Locker

Election & Political, Corporate, Estate Planning, Wills
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John J. Hollins

Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Jennifer Lynne Sheppard

Wills, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce
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Litigation, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce
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QDOT TRUST

A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spo... (more...)
A trust used to postpone estate tax when more than the amount of the personal federal estate tax exemption is left to a non-U.S. citizen spouse by the other spouse. QDOT stands for qualified domestic trust.

ALTERNATE BENEFICIARY

A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to ... (more...)
A person, organization or institution that receives property through a will, trust or insurance policy when the first named beneficiary is unable or refuses to take the property. For example, in his will Jake leaves his collection of sheet music to his daughter, Mia, and names the local symphony as alternate beneficiary. When Jake dies, Mia decides that the symphony can make better use of the sheet music than she can, so she refuses (disclaims) the gift, and the manuscripts pass directly to the symphony. In insurance law, the alternate beneficiary, usually the person who receives the insurance proceeds because the initial or primary beneficiary has died, is called the secondary or contingent beneficiary.

TITLE COMPANY

A company that issues title insurance.

CONSERVATOR

Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of th... (more...)
Someone appointed by a judge to oversee the affairs of an incapacitated person. A conservator who manages financial affairs is often called a 'conservator of the estate.' One who takes care of personal matters, such as healthcare and living arrangements, is known as a 'conservator of the person.' Sometimes, one conservator is appointed to handle all these tasks. Depending on where you live, a conservator may also be called a guardian, committee or curator.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

ESTATE TAXES

Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and... (more...)
Taxes imposed by the state or federal government on property as it passes from the dead to the living. All property you own, whatever the form of ownership, and whether or not it goes through probate after your death, is subject to federal estate tax. Currently, however, federal estate tax is due only if your property is worth at least $2 million when you die. The estate tax is scheduled to be repealed for one year, in 2010, but Congress will probably make the repeal (or a very high exempt amount) permanent. Any property left to a surviving spouse (if he or she is a U.S. citizen) or a tax-exempt charity is exempt from federal estate taxes. Many states now also impose their own estate taxes or inheritance taxes.

POUR-OVER WILL

A will that 'pours over' property into a trust when the will maker dies. Property left through the will must go through probate before it goes into the trust.

ADMINISTRATRIX

An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male... (more...)
An outdated term for a female administrator -- the person appointed by a court to handle probate on behalf of someone who died without a will. Now, whether male or female, this person is called the administrator.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Tanner

The decedent, Martha M. Tanner, died intestate while a resident of a nursing facility. Nineteen months later, the Bureau of TennCare filed a complaint in the Davidson County Chancery Court seeking the appointment of an administrator of her estate. The case was transferred to the ...

In re Estate of Davis

In this interlocutory appeal, the administrator of the estate of the decedent argues that a petition for probate, filed more than two years after the probate of an earlier will, is time-barred by Tennessee Code Annotated section 32-4-108, and, therefore, the trial court erroneously denied his ...

Estate of French v. Stratford House

The administratrix of the estate of the deceased brought this wrongful death suit against the defendant nursing home and its controlling entities, alleging damages as the result of ordinary negligence, negligence per se, and violations of the Tennessee Adult Protection Act. The ...