Do I Have to Probate a Will?

Do I Have to Probate a Will?

by John Rodgers No.  Wills are legal and effective without probating them; however, you may find it necessary to probate a will. Generally speaking, there are two reasons you would need to probate a will.  The most common reason is to transfer personal property such...
An Introduction to Trusts

An Introduction to Trusts

By Laura Vaught This article was first published in the official magazine of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Tennessee Cattle Business. A trust can be a useful tool in estate planning, but one you may not be as familiar with.  Unfortunately trusts often...
What is a Trust and how can it benefit me?

What is a Trust and how can it benefit me?

A trust is a legal relationship in which one person (the Trustee) holds property for the benefit of another (the Beneficiary). The property can be any kind of real or personal property–money, real estate, stocks, bonds, business interests, and personal...