Sometimes you just don’t care for your given name. And in those cases, your name can be changed with a one-time Court appearance.
Brody Kane Attorney
The official blog of McBrien & Kane, a Lebanon, Tennessee law office.
In Tennessee, our Courts will enforce Pre-Nuptial Agreements, but only if they meet certain legalcriteria.
We receive several calls a day regarding “small claims court.” The Court most people are referring to when they call about this, is General Sessions Civil Court.
When a client meets with me about Estate Planning, after some discussion, I usually find that they need the following documents for proper estate planning; a Will, a Financial Power of Attorney, a Health Care Power of Attorney and a Living Will.
Every criminal case commenced in General Sessions court in Tennessee, be it Theft of Property, a Drug case, DUI, Assault or any other such crime (felony or misdemeanor) offers the Defendant the option of having a Preliminary Hearing. Though such a hearing may look like a trial to a lay person, it is not.
Being in a position to have to ask the Court to establish a Conservatorship over a family member or friend is hard. However, often that person can not receive the appropriate medical care or state benefits, unless someone is able to step in and legally help them.
I find that many clients have heard that the probate process can be time consuming and very expensive. In other states and counties it often can be. In