Summertown, Tennessee Estate Planning Lawyers
For me, it is about more than words on a page or numbers in a ledger. I want to understand what those words mean to you and how they represent your livelihood, values, and priorities. I...
For over twenty years she has had a private practice defending the rights of parenting, families, and children against the intrusive interference of government entities. Her published case of Andrews v. Hickman County has been quoted many times as the Sixth Circuit’s clarification that the...
Columbia, TN 38401
University of Mississippi
Claire earned her B.S. degree from Samford University, cum laude, in 2002 and her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, summa cum laude, in 2005. She is licensed to practice in the state of...
Tennessee Supreme Court - Tennessee Bar
Nashville School of Law graduated 1993, J.D.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduated 1980 B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, College Scholars with emphasis in Historic preservation
Mr. Aiello is a litigation attorney who primarily handles divorce, custody, and support issues at the trial court and appellate levels in addition to managing an extensive practice in wills, trusts, and estate planning and administration. Based in downtown Franklin, Mr. Aiello practices law in Williamson, Davidson, and the surrounding counties...
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.
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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