The Jelks Law Blog
Blended Families and Your Childhood Home
If you are the parent or child in a blended family it is essential that you have an estate plan that specifies your child (or you) child is an heir and beneficiary of your home. Your estate planning attorney is the best person to help you prepare.
Power of Attorney At Age 18
If you have a child approaching the age of 18 you need to plan a Power of Attorney with them.
Your Ex-Spouse Can Inherit From You
There are certain circumstance in which your ex-spouse can inherit from you even if it is not your intent.
Every Parent Needs An Estate Plan
Every parent needs an estate plan for their children.
Estate Planning is essential to making sure your assets are distributed according to your wishes when you pass away. Contact our law firm today.
Overtime Rule Temporarily Suspended by Federal Judge
In December 2016, a federal judge determined that the Department of Labor lacked the authority to expand the overtime rule in the manner it has attempted to do so.
Pay Your Student Loans or Your Job could be at Risk
Tennessee licensed individuals such as attorneys, doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, and cosmetologists can be in danger of having their licenses suspended by the State if they fail to pay their student loans.
The Most Common Conservatorship Questions and Answers
Conservatorships can be helpful for a person who can no longer handle their own medical or financial affairs and does not have a trustworthy power of attorney.
7 Things You Need To Know About Adding Someone To Your Bank Accounts
Before you add another person to you bank account you should be aware of some of the unintended consequences.
Am I responsible for my loved one's debt after they die?
After the loss of a loved one, family members may be contacted by the deceased's creditors seeking payment. When are they responsible and when are they not?
Step-Children Cannot Inherit Without a Will
What you don't know about estate planning could hurt your step-child.
How to Select a Guardian for Your Child
Choosing someone to care for your child in your absence, is one of the most difficult decisions parents make during the estate planning process.
3 Reasons You Need a Nondisclosure Agreement
If you will be sharing private business information with employees, contractors, investors, or partners you should consider having them sign a nondisclosure agreement to protect your confidential information.
Is Your HOA a Bully?
You have a right to Fair Housing in Tennessee. You cannot be retaliated against for asserting your Fair Housing rights, but it is always best to have your issue analyzed by an attorney.
How to make sure Emergency Contacts can be Accessed in your Phone
Learn how to put make your emergency contacts accessible to first responders regardless of your phone's security settings.
Press Release: Jelks Recognized as Best Attorney
On February 9. 2020 Attorney Amanda Jelks was named “Best Attorney” by Chattanooga Business Elite at the 1st Annual Black Excellence of Chattanooga Awards.
Our Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has affected us all. We are still open for business at Jelks Law but and the legal system are adjusting to the pandemic.
Making Sense of Medicaid Terms
Understanding how Medicaid works can be complicated and some of the terminology can be confusing. We at Jelks Law offer a brief guide to the essential terminology of Medicaid and Medicaid planning.
Alternatives to the Spend-Down for Medicaid
Medicaid requires that people in need of care "spend down" all of their assets. Jelks Law can help you plan ahead with alternatives to spending down.
5 Things You Need to Know About Partnership Agreements
Forming a partnership raises issues that need to be considered in order to create a successful business and to avoid potential litigation. Experienced business attorney, Amanda Jelks. can help you understand 5 major aspects of partnership formation and can also answer any other questions you may have on business partnerships.
Powers of Attorney: An Inexpensive Solution for Unpredictable Situations
Every single adult needs a Power of Attorney to make sure they are properly cared for in the event of an unfortunate situation.
Prenuptial Agreements & Blended Families
Before you get married and blend your family with your mate's, determine whether a prenuptial agreement is needed to preserve assets for your existing children.
Incorporation: Is it Right for your Business?
Whether you are starting a business or have been operating as a sole proprietor, you may be wondering if incorporating your business would be to your advantage. Jelks Law has extensive experience in business law and can answer any questions you may have on incorporating a business.
DIY Estate Planning
Estate Planning is too important to go it alone. Attorney Amanda Jelks, has seen wills contested and invalidated due to improper preparation. Contact us today.