Oakfield, Tennessee Estate Planning Lawyers
John is a Clarksville, Tennessee native. He has been practicing law in Clarksville since 2009 after graduating Vanderbilt University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
John is married and has one son. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to the beach or mountains, reading histories and biographies, and biking the the Lewis and Clark trail. He is an avid competitor and loves college football and basketball.
Columbia, TN 38401
University of Mississippi
As a young man, after graduating a year and a half early from high school, Ken chartered his first corporation and began warehousing and distributing steel cable/wire rope supplier to dragline and barge operators throughout the mid-south. After getting a bachelor's degree in chemistry and attending two years of medical school, Ken started his second company, building $250,000 single-family "spec" homes in Nashville, Tennessee.
After serving as not one but two law review editors and earning his JD,...
Jordan earned her J.D. in 2013 at Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL). Jordan was the recipient of the Governor’s Merit Scholarship. She was recognized for her commitment to her community and education when she was awarded the Pro...
Mr. Vaughn attended the University of Mississippi, graduating with honors, and in 1988 received his undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Insurance, Risk Management, and Financial Services. While at Ole Miss, he was active in...
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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