Tag Archives: Tennessee

Methods to Gain Access to a Safety Deposit Box After a Person Dies in Tennessee

A frequent question that is raised following someone death is how someone can get access to their safety deposit box post death in Tennessee.  This includes questions about who is entitled to this access the box in this circumstance.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Estate Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Surviving Spouse May Bring Wrongful Death Action Despite Owing Child Support Arrearages

If the death of a family member was caused by the negligence of another person, a personal representative may institute a Tennessee wrongful death action on behalf of the decedent’s beneficiaries.  Generally, the beneficiaries identified by statute receive the compensation obtained in … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennessee Court Allows Disinherited Children to Challenge Validity of Decedent’s Will

During the administration of an estate in Tennessee, the decedent’s last will and testament, if there is one, will be submitted into probate.  An objection to the validity of the will is known as a will contest, and it may … Continue reading

Posted in Medical malpractice law | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennessee Plaintiff Challenges Mother’s Handwritten Will Leaving Entire Estate to Housekeeper

An individual generally has the right to decide how his or her estate should be distributed.  In cases in which the decedent’s will is a product of undue influence, however, the court may set aside the will as invalid.  In a December … Continue reading

Posted in Medical malpractice law | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennessee School Bus Driver Wins Appeal to Reverse Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Having your legal claim heard in court is an important part of the civil justice system.  In a December 14, 2017 case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the plaintiff appealed a decision from a lower court granting summary judgment … Continue reading

Posted in Medical malpractice law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment