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Month: July 2019

Legal separation is an option in Tennessee

Unlike many other states, Tennessee has fairly broad laws concerning legal separation.For those in the Cleveland area who may not understand the difference, a legal separation is a formal court proceeding in which the family law court will enter orders concerning,...

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What is the “elective share” in probate?

Like other states, Tennessee has a provision in its laws for what is commonly called the elective share. The elective share protects the surviving spouse from being left penniless after the other spouse's death`. Presumably, this is because, as a society, we assume...

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