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Retirement Planning Update
Although we are still in the midst of winter, spring is on its way. It is important to remember upcoming April deadlines for retirement contributions and required minimum distributions (RMDs), but there have also been some recent developments that may impact your retirement...more
The Deceased Spouse’s Unused Exemption Amount: A Spouse's Final Gift
Spouses often work together to build wealth for themselves and their children. Congress recognized this by enacting the gift and estate tax portability election as part of the 2010 Taxpayer Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act and making it permanent in the...more
Qualities Every Great Law Firm Should Have
If you are looking for a lawyer in Alabama or Tennessee, it may feel overwhelming trying to find the right fit! At King and King Attorneys At Law, we provide a wide variety of different services to help you with your legal needs. Whether you need help with...more
Purpose and Profits: A New Emerging Business Structure
It is a long-held capitalist axiom that businesses exist solely to make a profit. Typical for-profit corporations are legally required to act in the best interests of their shareholders, which means maximizing profits—often at the expense of other considerations. In fact, failure to focus...more
How We Can Help Make A Will: Step-By-Step Guide
Making a will can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With this step-by-step guide, you can easily get a will created that meets your needs and protects your loved ones. At King & King, our attorneys are ready to assist you in all of your...more
How to Plan Your Small Business Succession
From the sole proprietor to the corporation, King & King has assisted business clientele since its inception. As business owners ourselves, we understand the amount of time spent in nurturing and growing a business. While many businesses take the time to set up a formal entity such as a LLC...more
What to Bring to Your Estate/Probate Consultation
If you have been named the executor of an estate, it is important to come prepared for your first meeting with an attorney. In this blog, the attorneys at King & King, will provide some tips on what you should bring with you and...more
“Puttin’ on the Ritz”
As long as I can remember, I’ve been a big fan of…Ritz crackers. Well, really any crackers, but Ritz are particularly tasty.
When the pandemic hit, I searched high and low for them and there were none to be found. Until, bingo, I found some and hit the “add to cart.”...more
Words of Encouragement via An Attorney
Do you wake up with a foreboding sense of déjà vu? Like a bad song that’s constantly on repeat? Feels a little like “Groundhog Day” doesn’t it? Minus possibly the groundhog, most of us relate right now to Billy Murray’s character,...more
Tips on Addressing Accounts Receivables
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses find themselves behind the proverbial “8 ball” and are searching for operating capital. One place to look may be your accounts receivables.
Collecting accounts receivables begins when you win the client. Just like good fences make...more
What constitutes abandonment in the termination of parental rights?
Termination of parental rights requires proof of one statutory ground for termination and a finding that the termination is in the best interest of the child. One of the more common grounds for termination of parental rights is abandonment....more
Legal Separation Agreements & Alimony Obligation
Should a Separation Agreement containing a non-modifiable alimony obligation be enforced upon the parties’ divorce?
Tennessee law allows a party to seek a legal separation instead of a divorce. In much the same way as a divorce, the party seeking the legal...more
Cruz v. Byrd: Breach of Commercial Lease Agreement
On January 23, 2020, the Tennessee Court of Appeals released its ruling in the Cruz v. Byrd case. The case revolves around a breach of a commercial lease agreement. Mr. Byrd, the tenant, entered a one-year lease agreement for commercial property at 121-A Honest Street in...more
To Sue or Not to Sue?
Whether to pursue legal action to collect a debt owed to you can be a tricky question. On the one hand, you obviously want the money owed to you. On the other hand, you may be plagued with the concern of putting good money after bad.
Here’s a flow chart to provide some food for thought...more
You can find a huge amount of information about divorce online today (some good and some bad). In perusing the information out there, I even ran across some articles about music and top songs to get your through a divorce (if you find yourself needing a pick me up, take a peek).
Tips to Survive the Temporary Hearing
What is a temporary hearing? A temporary hearing can be scheduled to address a wide range of issues including a temporary parenting plan, child support, and alimony.
We will discuss your individual needs with you and determine what relief needs to be requested from the...more
The Bulldog Question: What You Should Want in a Divorce Attorney
Countless times throughout my career, I have been asked by divorce clients if I’m a bulldog. To put the debate to bed, I am not a four-legged creature of the canine variety that has been the mascot for countless sports teams throughout American history. If anyone wants to create a team...more
Key Provisions For Your Lease Agreement
My dad owned rental property for several years. At first, things started off pretty well. He had little maintenance and good tenants. He always did what he could to provide a comfortable home for his tenants and felt that he had a respectful working relationship with the people who rented from...more
Requirements Concerning Security Deposits
If you are a residential investment property owner, chances are you get a security deposit from a potential tenant at the beginning of a new rental relationship. Obviously, you should. Things happen. People leave with past due rent, property gets damages, etc. Requiring security deposits is not...more
Inspecting Your Property: Why it’s Important
We have all heard the horror stories of a tenant trashing a rental unit, leaving the owner with thousands of dollars in repairs. Sure, you can probably get a judgment for the costs of repairs, but that takes time…time to get the judgment and even more time to collect.
How can you avoid the...more
Can Parents Agree to Never Move Away?
In a recent case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that agreements contained in a parenting plan would not supersede the Parental Rights Relocation Act. In the case of In Re Blake, the parents agreed in a parenting plan that neither of the parties would move out of Montgomery County with the...more
Tips For Surviving The Holidays During A Divorce
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I think Charles Dickens knew what he was talking about even if he was not referring to the holiday season. The holidays can pull you and your emotions in a thousand different directions. And then, yes, tack on the...more