The probate process involves distributing assets and money from a Tennessee resident's estate after he or she passes away. The court oversees every step, ensuring that debts owed by the estate are paid and that appropriate beneficiaries get the right assets. The probate process can be lengthy, complex and confusing for a grieving family.
When you are ready to make a major financial move, such as buying a house or other real estate property, you will certainly want to do your research. Whether that research involves looking at several houses, consulting with real estate agents or reviewing your financial records, making sure everything is in order before making a purchase could help you avoid major setbacks.
For years, you may have thought about the possibility of starting your own business. Perhaps you have been working for other people since you were a teenager, and you knew early on that you wanted to be your own boss.
You probably had numerous conversations with a loved one before his or her death. You may even have discussed his or her wishes for what happens to the estate afterward. Then, after you lost that person, you saw the will, and something just didn't add up.
It is easy for most Tennessee residents, including you, to get attached to certain possessions. You may have put a lot of time into saving for a certain asset, or you could have put a lot of effort into restoring or decorating a piece of property to make it just right. Whatever the reason, you are not alone in feeling that some of your assets have become a part of who you are and what you have achieved.
When you think back to the day you got arrested, you may recall that things had been going quite well up that point; in fact, you were even preparing to apply to several colleges in Tennessee and beyond in the near future. The incident that led to your arrest has caused you to rethink some things although you'd still like to go to school once you rectify your current situation and get things back on track.
This time last year, you may have been planning Thanksgiving dinner, gathering holiday decorations and perhaps even beginning your Christmas shopping. You may have reminded yourself of various traditions – a favorite holiday movie to watch as a family, stringing popcorn for the tree or driving around town to look at holiday lights – and eagerly anticipated sharing them with your children again this season.
Do you keep an umbrella in your car? Do you buy extra batteries for your flashlight? Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen? Do you have a will? If you answered yes to these questions, you are probably the kind of person who likes to be prepared. Of course, you really don't want the weather to turn bad, the lights to go out or the kitchen to catch fire. You certainly don't want to die anytime soon, but planning ahead, just in case, is important to you.
Don't drink and drive. You've likely heard this warning many times before, but now that you are dealing with an arrest for DUI, the gravity of your situation is likely becoming much clearer. Drunk driving is something law enforcement takes very seriously, and the officer who pulled you over was probably not willing to let you off easy, even if your blood alcohol level was low.
It is both disheartening and overwhelming when a Tennessee employee learns that his or her employer is participating in wrongdoing and breaking the law. If you find yourself in this situation, you may not know what to do, where to turn or how to protect yourself, but there are options available to you. As a whistleblower, you have certain rights and options.