Planning for Incapacity: Lamar Odom’s Medical Emergency Demonstrates the Need for Estate Planning

Planning for Incapacity: Lamar Odom’s Medical Emergency Demonstrates the Need for Estate Planning Several months ago former NBA basketball star Lamar Odom suffered a medical emergency which left him comatose and unable to communicate with his doctors. A media frenzy erupted due largely to Mr. Odom’s relationship with his estranged wife, reality TV star Khloe…

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Obergefell v. Hodges Decision Creates Tenancy by the Entirety Opportunity for Same-Sex Married Couples

Obergefell v. Hodges Decision Creates Tenancy by the Entirety Opportunity for Same-Sex Married Couples In the recent landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court expanded the rights available to same-sex couples, ruling that same-sex partners have a constitutional right to marry. This ruling not only requires recognition of all same-sex marriages…

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Protecting Your Children’s Inheritance: How the Ashley Madison Scandal Relates to Estate Planning

Protecting Your Children’s Inheritance: How the Ashley Madison Scandal Relates to Estate Planning The Ashley Madison leaks jolted Americans with the harsh reality that marital infidelity is on the rise. With more than 37 million Ashley Madison usernames exposed, it is apparent that the Internet and social media has created an instant pathway for extramarital…

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Millions of Wills and Probate Records Now Online at Ancestry.com: How to Maintain Your Family’s Privacy

Millions of Wills and Probate Records Now Online at Ancestry.com: How to Maintain Your Family’s Privacy Ancestry.com recently shared the launch of their online collection of more than 170 million pages of wills and probate records from US decedents. Ancestry’s online collection of wills, however, is not the first of its kind. In fact, wills…

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How to Retroactively Fix a Defective Will in Tennessee (Post Mortem Planning)

How to Retroactively Fix a Defective Will in Tennessee (Post Mortem Planning) Estate plans for most Tennessee residents drafted prior to 2012 were structured to minimize Tennessee inheritance taxes and federal estate taxes. Since then, Tennessee’s death tax landscape has drastically changed and for many Tennesseans their estate plans may be outdated and potentially subject…

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