PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION
When a loved one passes away there are times when a probate must opened in order to either (1) pass assets according to that person’s Last Will and Testament or (2) according the laws of intestate succession pursuant to Tennessee law. The person in charge is sometimes called an executor, executrix, personal representative, or administrator. No matter the terminology, that person is a fiduciary to the beneficiaries when the probate administration begins. Don’t go into that situation alone. Many times you have the right (and sometimes an obligation) to hire an experienced probate attorney to properly guide you through the confusing probate process.
Your loved one dies and you are a beneficiary, named as trustee, or both…now? The first step is to call an experienced lawyer who knows how to administer a trust. A trustee is also a fiduciary to the beneficiaries of the trust and must act appropriately under both Tennessee law and the trust document itself.
Because of the liability involved in probate and trust administration it is better to be guided by an attorney throughout the process. Call (423) 566-6001 to speak directly to me and schedule your free consultation concerning any probate and trust administration questions you may have.
Family law cases are stressful for all parties, but you don’t have to go into the situation alone. Whether the marriage has failed and it’s time for a divorce or whether your family has decided to adopt a child I will be there to personally guide you every step of the way. Make sure your rights are protected when the time comes. Bullock Law Firm has the ability to assist you in any type of family law case: divorce, adoption, paternity actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, dependency and neglect actions, and termination of parental rights.
An estate plan is a very important set of legal documents that everyone should have. The most basic set of documents include a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Advanced Care Directive (aka Living Will), and Power of Attorney for Financial and Business Affairs. Obtaining these documents can potentially save you thousands of dollars by avoiding a conservatorship and by letting your desires be known through a Last Will and Testament.
A living trust (which you can change at any time) is a very popular option with clients today for a variety of reasons. Some of the main reasons include: the ability of avoiding the probate process and court appearances, limiting the publicly of the probate process through a “Pour-Over Last Will and Testament” if a probate must be opened, allowing an independent trustee to take care of children and/or grandchildren who may face addiction issues, and potentially lessening the tax burden on your loved ones when you pass.
Whether you decide to establish a living trust or create a Last Will and Testament it is important to update those documents as life changes. Call (423) 566-6001 to speak directly to me and schedule your free consultation concerning any estate planning questions you may have.
DUI & BUI DEFENSE
Being charged with driving under the influence or boating under the influence is serious business in Tennessee. You will face life altering consequences if you are convicted or these crimes, but you don’t have to go into the court system alone. It’s important to remember that you are innocent until guilty and not guilty until proven innocent. The State of Tennessee must prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt to find you guilty.
Tennessee is a business friendly state attracting numerous large corporations to our state each year. No matter if you are starting up a business entity, need to know which type to start up, or you need litigation in a business matter Bullock Law Firm is here to serve you. The worst thing to do is start a business without proper documentation to protect you personally should things go wrong. Whether it’s a partnership agreement, setting up a limited liability company (LLC) with an operating agreement, buy-sell agreements, or anything in between, I will be there personally guide you every step of the way.
Call (423) 566-6001 to speak directly to me and schedule your free consultation concerning any business law questions you may have.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
You’ve worked hard all your life when suddenly you are no longer able to work. It’s time to file for your social security disability and prove that you are truly disabled. This process is tedious, time consuming, and confusing, but you do not have to go into that process alone. Many times applicants are flat out denied when their application is first filed. There’s a very limited amount of time to appeal this decision which is why you need someone on your side to assist you in this difficult time. Your future depends on this outcome so why go into it alone?
Call (423) 566-6001 to speak directly to me and schedule your free consultation concerning any social security disability questions you may have.