Myth: I don't have anything to leave to anyone, so I don't need estate planning. Truth: Estate planning is more than just disposing of your “stuff.” An important aspect of estate planning that is often overlooked is incapacity planning. A last will and testament (“will”) only becomes effective upon your passing through the probate process. Your will does not allow anyone to manage your financial or medical affairs while you are alive. It is important to have a plan in place to manage a potential incapacity before the incapacity happens. Two documents that allow you to plan for incapacity are the...
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Repercussions of a DUI
The next time you think about getting behind the wheel with a slight buzz, you may want to consider if the chances of being charged with a DUI are really worth it. In Tennessee, DUI charges are tiered, meaning that the more DUI’s you receive, the more expensive and inconvenient they become. Tennessee has began to crack down on DUIs and the repercussions associated with such charges have reflected that change. Once you are arrested for a DUI, you will face a minimum of 48 hours in jail (45 and 120 days for second and third offenses). This is followed by...
Debt to Income Ratio in Bankruptcy by Rachel Lamey
A common misconception people have about filing bankruptcy is that the amount of debt a person has, or their debt-to-income ratio, is what qualifies them to file a petition. While the amount of debt is relevant to a petition, a person’s income is the number one factor in determining eligibility. Let’s talk about how this works. When you intend to file a bankruptcy petition, you are subject to what is commonly known as the “Means Test.” This is a test that measures your gross income over the course of a year, and your applicable expenses: those being the ones necessary...
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