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3 mistakes to avoid when creating a will

As you age, you know you need a will to pass on your assets to your loved ones. But do you know where to begin? Tennessee has laws regarding how to make a proper will, such as how you can write it and who must witness it. Other guidelines help prevent issues from arising in probate or the administration of your estate.

3 factors that determine a custody decision

Few things are more stressful than a divorce, but if you have kids, the situation can be even more difficult to handle. As you separate from your spouse, you must also determine what is best for your kids, and that is not always an easy process. Custody disputes are often complicated and contentious, but you can minimize your own stress by better understanding what to expect from the process.

Steps to take if your Social Security disability claim is denied

Getting a denial notice for your Social Security disability benefits can be frustrating and discouraging. According to the Social Security Administration, an average of 77 percent of initial claims are denied. If you receive a denial letter, you may lose hope and worry that you need to find another way to support yourself. 

Common factors in distracted driving accidents

Nowadays, many Americans are in a hurry, which can lead them to eating, catching up with friends and family and otherwise engaging in distracted driving behaviors that endanger you and everyone else on the roadway. The distracted driving problem is so prevalent on the nation’s roads, in fact, that reports it is a factor in about a quarter of all traffic deaths, with many distracted driving accidents sharing similar characteristics.

A probate overview

Inheritance and estate plans run the gamut. They can be simple or extremely complex, but most people understand the basic concept. When somebody dies, their assets go to another person. Before that can happen, it has to go through probate—this is the part where non-lawyers can use some help. Even when there is a will, executors and family members often don’t know where to start.

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