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Richard Dennis Underwood

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Accident & Injury, Criminal, Corporate, Estate

Mr. Underwood’s litigation practice concentrates in the areas of general civil litigation, commercial, employment, and personal injury litigation. ... (more)

J. Anthony Bradley Lawyer

J. Anthony Bradley

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Estate, Veterans' Affairs, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Social Security -- Disability

Currently licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, in the areas of Estate Planning, Taxation, Wills and Estates, Trusts, Speci... (more)

Henry H. Hancock

Products Liability, Family Law, Estate Planning, Admiralty & Maritime
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J. Fraser Humphreys

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Employment
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Jimmy E. McElroy

Bankruptcy, Criminal, Family Law, Wills & Probate, Social Security -- Disability
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Michele Howard-Flynn

Pharmaceutical Product, Wills & Probate, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice
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Robert D. Flynn

Pharmaceutical Product, Wills & Probate, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice
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Kevin Childress

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business Organization
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Jana Davis Lamanna

Wills & Probate, Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody
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Robert D. Hyde

Tax, Estate Planning, Corporate, Business Organization
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LEGAL TERMS

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

CERTIFICATION OF TRUST

See abstract of trust.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Any trust designed to make a substantial gift to a charity and also achieve income and estate tax savings for the person who creates the trust (the grantor).

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

SECONDARY MEANING

In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use ... (more...)
In trademark law, a mark that is not inherently distinctive becomes protected after developing a 'secondary meaning': great public recognition through long use and exposure in the marketplace. For example, though first names are not generally considered inherently distinctive, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream has become so well known that it is now entitled to maximum trademark protection.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

REAL ESTATE AGENT

A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must hav... (more...)
A foot soldier of the real estate business who shows houses and does most of the other nitty-gritty tasks associated with selling real estate. An agent must have a state license and be supervised by a real estate broker. Most agents are completely dependent upon commissions from sellers for their income, so it pays to find out which side the agent represents (buyer, seller or both) before you place too much trust in the agent's opinion.

AUGMENTED ESTATE

In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used on... (more...)
In general terms, an augmented estate consists of property owned by both a deceased person and his or her spouse. The concept of the augmented estate is used only in some states. Its value is calculated only if a surviving spouse declines whatever he or she was left by will and instead claims a share of the deceased spouse's estate. (This is called taking against the will.) The amount of this 'statutory share' or 'elective share' depends on state law.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Estate of Tanner

The decedent, Martha M. Tanner, died intestate while a resident of a nursing facility. Nineteen months later, the Bureau of TennCare filed a complaint in the Davidson County Chancery Court seeking the appointment of an administrator of her estate. The case was transferred to the ...

In re Estate of Davis

In this interlocutory appeal, the administrator of the estate of the decedent argues that a petition for probate, filed more than two years after the probate of an earlier will, is time-barred by Tennessee Code Annotated section 32-4-108, and, therefore, the trial court erroneously denied his ...

Estate of French v. Stratford House

The administratrix of the estate of the deceased brought this wrongful death suit against the defendant nursing home and its controlling entities, alleging damages as the result of ordinary negligence, negligence per se, and violations of the Tennessee Adult Protection Act. The ...