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John W. Crow

John W. Crow

Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law
  • Kentucky, Tennessee
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Biography

John W. Crow is the founder of Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC which focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, and Business Planning.

For years, John's focus has been on creating estate plans that protect clients' legacies as well as to help families navigate the probate process. John is passionate about educating clients on how their estate plan works and making sure that clients understand their plan before they sign. Relationships are the key to any relationship and John strives to understand clients' goals and what they wish to achieve.

John practices law in Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. He has been practicing law since 2009 after graduating Vanderbilt University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is married and has one son with a daughter on the way. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to the beach or mountains, reading histories and biographies, and biking the the Lewis and Clark trail. He is an avid competitor and loves college football and basketball.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association
ID Number: 98387
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC
- Current
Partner
Batson Nolan, PLC
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Law Clerk
Smith & Pace, P.C.
Press Intern
Senator Lamar Alexander
Education
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Vanderbilt University
B.A. (2006) | History
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
Client Champion - PLATINUM
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Clarksville Probate Lawyers
Expertise
3 Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Clarksville
Three Best Rated
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2018-2023
Superb Rating
Avvo
A+ Accredited Business Rating
Better Business Bureau
2019-2023
Best of the Best, Reader's Choice Awards - Estate Planning
Clarksville VIP Magazine
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Professional Associations
Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee
Member
- Current
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Kentucky Bar Association  # 98387
Attorney
- Current
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National Association of Independent Financial Advisors
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Tennessee  # 028259
Member
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Tennessee Bar Association
Member
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Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Thinking About Adding Children to Your Deed and Bank Accounts?
Crow Estate Planning Blog
What is the 100% Tax?
Crow Estate Planning Blog
How You Can Sign Estate Planning Documents in Tennessee During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Blog of John Crow - Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC
What Happens if You Die Without a Will in Tennessee
Crow Estate Planning Blog
Speaking Engagements
Common Estate Planning and Probate Issues, Warm Souls CLE
Estate Planning Basics, Gum Springs Baptist Church Estate Planning Seminar
Basics of Estate Planning, Estate Planning
Estate Planning, Estate Planning Investment Workshop
Evolution and the Law, Montgomery County Republican Women Luncheon
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm
Blog
Videos
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. We live in TN. Our landlord just passed away, she has a will and an executor, who do we pay rent to?
A: I would speak with the attorney for the executor and let him know that you need to pay rent. In Tennessee real estate is not necessarily under the control of the executor. It depends on whether the real estate was made subject to the executor's administration of the estate. If it was not, then the rent may have to be paid directly to the beneficiaries of the real estate in the will. Obviously, I presume you do not know who those persons are. As such, I would just call the attorney for the executor and speak with him/her about the situation and they should be able to provide you more direction.
Q. I have lost my original will. I have a copy. Should I have it notarized or rewitnessed. It was written over 20 years
A: I would advise speaking to an estate planning attorney in the area in which you reside. It does sound like a very straightforward plan and would not be very expensive to set up. You could probably plan your estate to have beneficiaries on all your financial accounts such that the only major probate asset would be your home. If your home ifs the only probate asset at your death, the probate costs will be very minimal.

Whatever you decide to do, please make sure that your will is properly prepared and executed. Clients come to me all the time with wills that were not correctly signed and it can be a headache trying to probate them. Best of luck.
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Contact & Map
Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC
Clarksville Office
512 Madison Street, Suite A
Clarksville, TN 37040
Telephone: (931) 218-7800
Fax: (931) 218-7900
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Crow Estate Planning & Probate, PLC
Nashville Office
1503 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Toll-Free: (615) 558-8002
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC
Hopkinsville Office
203 East 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Telephone: (270) 569-0006
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed