What Happens if I Fail to Change My Will After Divorce?
Most people know they need a last will and testament—but few people actually have a will. In fact, most studies have shown that less than 50% of American adults have a will. But what happens to your will if you obtain a divorce? Most people know a will needs to be changed when a child is born or a marriage or divorce occurs, but few people follow through. Fortunately, lawmakers in many states, including Tennessee, have passed laws that prevent a person from collecting under t
What Happens to a Child when the Parents Die?
During the past several months, I have had two cases where the parents of a child have died. In both cases, the deaths were sudden and unexpected. Fortunately for the children, relatives were available to step up and take on the responsibility of raising the children. In one case, the paternal uncle and aunt took custody, and in the other case, the maternal grandmother was available and took up the reigns. Let’s took a look at the legalities of these situations and the st