As we continue to monitor and respond to the spread of COVID-19, we want to let you know that all of our employees are working remotely to serve the needs of our clients and to keep our employees, clients, and communities healthy and safe. GSRM Law has a Disaster Recovery Plan to ensure continuity of…Details
Effective Jan. 1, new Federal legislation signed into law by President Trump, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act includes significant provisions designed at making it easier for small business owners to set up retirement plans and seeks to prevent individuals from outliving their assets by pushing back the age retirement plan…Details
With millennials choosing to rent rather than buy and the rise of vacations rentals, many people are turning to real estate to diversify their investment portfolio and generate sustainable income for their families. When purchasing real estate as an investment, it is important to consider the estate planning impact: who will inherit the properties, who…Details
Prior to 2017, all claims filed against a decedent’s estate in Tennessee were treated the same regardless of who filed the claim. Specifically, once a claim was filed with the court, only the personal representative of the decedent’s estate and the attorney of record were required to receive written notice of the claim.
A trust is a legal entity that contains a set of instructions on exactly how and when to pass assets to trust beneficiaries. Trusts can be used for various purposes, including as a will substitute to avoid probate, maintain privacy, minimize taxes, protect assets from creditors, and preserve assets for future generations.
As the executor, it is imperative to know of your responsibilities for paying estate claims and expenses. Tennessee law states that certain “classes” of expenses and claims must be paid in a specific order. Specifically, all claims or expenses against the estate of a deceased person shall be divided into these classifications, in order or…Details
When a loved one dies, often the last thing you want to think about is getting their affairs in order. Settling a loved one’s financial and personal affairs can seem daunting and overwhelming. During this difficult and emotional time, a probate attorney can guide you through the process and help you avoid costly mistakes.
Being the executor of an estate can be a time-consuming and involved task. Executors may be responsible for probating the decedent’s will, selling the decedent’s assets, paying the decedent’s outstanding debts, paying the decedent’s taxes, providing an inventory and accounting to the court and beneficiaries, and dealing with factious family members and making distributions to…Details
Trusts are a common estate planning tool used to meet a variety of estate planning goals. To maximize trust benefits, estate planning professionals frequently advise their clients to transfer real property into trusts. Placing real property in a trust can achieve estate planning goals like avoiding probate, reaping tax benefits, ensuring real property passes according…Details
A variety of things can stand in the way of properly offering a will for probate or suing for breach of duties to a trust. One specifically of utmost importance is the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a statute, which prescribes a period, normally several years, which limits the time in which…Details