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Why You Need a Power of Attorney in Your 20’s

Being a young adult is full of amazing opportunities, but it is also full of major responsibilities. The number of milestones that happen to every young adult from graduating, starting your first job, and getting married make us all forget about the important details. One of those details is a Healthcare Power of Attorney. It might seem like a daunting legal document, but with help from the attorneys at Johnson, …Read More

Legal Tips to Starting a Business in Tennessee

With the sudden outbreak of Covid-19 and the country-wide quarantine, many citizens gave up on their dreams of starting their own business. With the reopening of the state of Tennessee, and regulations lifting, is it time for you to start dreaming again? For many people, starting a business is an opportunity to become one’s own boss, set your own rules, and earn a living while engaging your passion. A small …Read More

Covid-19 Update

Dear Valued Clients, In this ever-changing landscape, Johnson, Murrell & Associates, PC is here to assist you. As an essential business we have remained open while instituting measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the State of Tennessee. As our state moves to the phase of fully re-opening our economy, we will continue to be open to serve …Read More

Covid-19 Response

Dear Valued Clients, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, the top concern of Johnson, Murrell & Associates is the health and welfare of our employees and our clients. Following the recommendations of our local and state governments, Johnson, Murrell &a Associates remains open as an essential business providing legal services to our community. During this time we have made a number of changes to ensure the health of those …Read More

Understanding Real Estate Contracts: Buyers and Sellers Be Aware

Real estate contracts are legally binding agreements between real estate buyers and sellers full of details and terms that the average citizen may not understand. As these documents are typically created to protect both buyers and sellers, far too often parties involved have little to no idea what to look for in an offer that can impact their transaction. A party with the knowledge could be taking advantage of the …Read More

Pros and Cons of Owning a Timeshare

Owning a timeshare can be a great way to own a vacation property at an affordable price. Even so, changes in life circumstances and vacation preferences over time can result in timeshare issues that need to be addressed. Because the term “timeshare” refers to many different legal arrangements, it is important to become knowledgeable about timeshare laws. For example, some forms of timeshares provide a right to access the same …Read More

What You Need to Know About Purchasing Delinquent Taxpayer Property

There are many routes to achieve home ownership. One way is by purchasing a home that has a tax delinquent status. This option typically allows a prospective homeowner to purchase a home for a lesser price than if it was traditionally listed for sale. The process for buying a tax delinquent home is unlike that of buying a home with a mortgage.  This is because these properties are purchased at …Read More

Is Mediation the Right Way to Settle My Dispute?

Litigation can be quite costly. Even if you are in the right, the cost of bringing a case to trial can cost more than what you may recover. The discovery process can be invasive of each party’s personal lives and once on record with the Court, personal details are a public record. One way to circumvent these issues is mediation. Mediation is a method of conflict resolution between parties using …Read More

7 Common Mistakes Made During the Probate Process

It’s hard enough to lose a loved one without adding the stress of probating a will. To probate a will means to establish its validity. Below are 7 common mistakes made during the probate process to help guide the bereaved in the right direction. 1) Procrastination It’s understood, the bereaved need time to grieve. However, starting the process and contacting a probate attorney within a few months makes sense because …Read More

Probate: What It Means and When You Will Need It

No one likes to think about the passage of time and the inevitability of death. Unfortunately, at some point we will all have to deal with the passing of a loved one. When that happens, the suffering that one feels is often exacerbated by the legal issues that come with dividing assets. Terms like “heirs,” “devisees” and “joint tenancy with right of survivorship” can make any person with a lack …Read More