Estate Planning Newsletter – December 2017

December 27th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – December 2017   

BE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AFTER A DIVORCE   In the case of Manning v. Manning, the Court of Appeals dealt with the issue of the beneficiary of the deceased ex-husband’s retirement account when he failed to change the beneficiary after a divorce.  In the Manning case, Mr. and Mrs. Manning… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – November 2017

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SHOULD PARENTS SET UP TRUSTS IN THEIR WILLS FOR ADULT CHILDREN?   With the Tennessee Inheritance Tax repealed, and the Federal Estate Tax having an exemption of approximately $5,500,000.00 and allowing a husband and wife to add their exemptions together, the use of trusts in estate planning (that were so prevalent a decade ago for… Read More

Business Transaction Newsletter – November of 2017

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COURSE OF DEALING CAN CHANGE CONTRACT TERMS   In the case of Bull Market vs. Elrafei, the Court held that the terms of a promissory note were modified through course of conduct by the parties when the payee on the note accepted a pattern of late payments.  In the Bull Market case, Bull Market sold… Read More

Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2017 Issue

December 27th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2017 Issue   

How Long Does a Patient Have to Sue a Medical Provider for Alleged Malpractice in Tennessee? Physicians and other medical providers often wonder how much time must go by before a potential malpractice claim is time barred. Statutes of limitations and statutes of repose are set time periods that can preclude a potential claim due… Read More

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