Author: George Rountree III


How Can I Avoid Probate?

Probate and estate administration proceedings can be lengthy and uncertain. The process can create an opportunity for beneficiaries to challenge the validity of the deceased person’s will. For this reason, most people prefer finding ways to protect their loved ones from going through the costly probate process. Although avoiding probate and...
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What Is a Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney is a legal instrument that grants a designated person the power to make decisions on your behalf if you are not physically present or incapacitated. The agent may be responsible for managing your property, finances, and/or medical affairs. There are different types of powers of attorney, and different...
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Spoliation Sanctions In Tennessee – An Overview

By: Joseph Horowitz Spoliation is the failure to preserve evidence. Parties to a lawsuit may not alter, destroy or conceal evidence. The penalties for spoliation can be harsh – such as striking a pleading, dismissal of an action, an adverse inference jury instruction or monetary penalties against the spoliator. This article...
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