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Defining Separate and Marital Property

By Elizabeth Waites, Partner at Cobb & Waites, PLLC

Generally, property which remains titled to one party, and which is not used to contribute to the family, and which is not funded with joint funds or ongoing income earned by either party during the marriage is generally considered separate property.  By reverse definition, property that begins as separate property can become transmuted into marital property… Continue Reading

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5 Common Issues and Questions When Getting a Tennessee Divorce

By James W. Cobb, Partner at Cobb & Waites, PLLC

Divorce of a spouse can be a difficult event, physically and emotionally. When you are faced with tough decisions, sometimes it is helpful to know what you are up against. Here is a list of some common issues and questions that face couples when getting divorced in Tennessee and also helpful tips on how to… Continue Reading

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What is Legal Separation?

By Elizabeth Waites, Partner at Cobb & Waites, PLLC

Clients often ask if they should consider legal separation instead of divorce.  Legal separation has some significant draw backs.  Primarily, you will feel like you’ve gone through a divorce process, but will still be legally married when the court process is concluded.  The reason that legal separations are equally expensive and emotionally exhausting as a… Continue Reading

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Why Do I Need a Will?

By James W. Cobb, Partner at Cobb & Waites, PLLC

I frequently give seminars on estate planning and answer questions during consults that have the most basic estate planning question, “Do I need a Will?” Typically, the simple answer is yes. My goal in an estate planning consult is to listen to the person in front of me, understand what their goals are, and convey… Continue Reading

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I’ve been named executor of an estate. Now what?

By Elizabeth Waites, Partner at Cobb & Waites, PLLC

If you’ve been appointed an executor of an estate, it’s important that you contact an attorney to assist you through the process. Although you can go through the process without an attorney, please be cautioned that failure to administer the estate properly could subject you to liability by either the IRS or other beneficiaries of… Continue Reading

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Driving into the New Year

By Anthony Adewumi, PLLC

A new year calls for a new opportunity to get your suspended or revoked license back in Tennessee. The Tennessee General Assembly has passed legislation (House Bill No. 1495), which amends T.C.A. Title 55 by deleting the requirement that a person’s driver license be suspended for an additional like period if convicted of driving on… Continue Reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Trends Toward Government Intrusion

By Elizabeth Waites, Partner at Cobb & Waites, PLLC

Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases may have carved mammoth exceptions out of the Fourth Amendment.

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