Can you use your estate plan to help your special needs child?

If you have a child who has a disability or special needs, you may worry about his or her future. After all, while you understand how to care for the young one in your family, you recognize you will not be around forever. When planning your estate, you may want to set up a trust to […]

Powers of attorney are important estate planning tools

Powers of attorney for healthcare or for legal and financial management are great estate planning tools for anyone at any age.  Of course, accidents happen, and unexpected issues can arise at any time in life. POAs provide peace of mind for loved ones, especially as people age.  An overview of powers of attorney A POA […]

When should you update your will?

Your will is an essential estate planning document that outlines how you want the court to distribute your property upon your death. Although creating a will is essential, only 4 in 10 people in the U.S. have one of these documents, according to a survey conducted by  Not only should creating a will be a […]

What is TennCare?

TennCare is Tennessee’s Medicaid program. Its members are low-income residents who may include pregnant women, children with disabilities and the elderly.  TennCare is one of the oldest Medicaid managed care programs. It operates under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Those who are 65 and have low income have the option to apply for […]

What happens when you die in Tennessee without a will?

If you die in Tennessee without first having made your Last Will and Testament, Tennessee law deems that you died intestate. The intestacy laws therefore determine who inherits your probate estate and in what proportion. For instance, should you leave a surviving spouse but no surviving children, your spouse will inherit your entire estate. If, however, you leave […]