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Jul 18, 2019

Can I Adopt a Younger Sibling? 

By |July 18th, 2019|Adoption|0 Comments

The short answer is yes, provided the person doing the adopting is an adult and meets the other standard qualifications. Adoption by sibling falls under the category of adoption by a relative, also known as a kinship adoption. Generally, adoption agencies do like to keep families together, so kinship adoptions are encouraged whenever possible. Situations [...]

Jun 26, 2019

The Basics of Parole in Tennessee

By |June 26th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Parole and probation are similar in some ways, different in others. Both terms apply to anyone convicted of a crime. Both terms require that the person convicted comply with all related conditions. Noncompliance with parole or probation conditions can mean that the convicted person will be confined in a jail or prison. Tennessee generally defines [...]

Jun 12, 2019

How Not to Respond to Field Sobriety DUI Tests

By |June 12th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Wish TV reported on May 30, 2019, that a woman suspected of driving under the influence gave a text-book response to the Carter County deputy who requested she submit to field sobriety tests. Unfortunately, the text-book reply covered pretty much everything you shouldn’t do if requested to take a field sobriety test. The woman driver [...]

May 16, 2019

Brentwood Police Department Arrests Woman for Child Sex Trafficking

By |May 16th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The Tennessean reported on April 30, 2019, that federal and state law enforcement agencies arrested a Brentwood woman as a result of a sting operation. The arrest involved allegations of “trafficking juveniles for the purpose of illicit sex.” The report was based on a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The sting was [...]

Apr 25, 2019

Why the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Attracts So Many People

By |April 25th, 2019|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

This year’s Bonnaroo music festival is fast-approaching. The national event will run from June 13 to June 16, 2019. The four-day event takes place on the Great Stage Park (a 650-acre farm) in Manchester, Tennessee. The festival attracts a broad range of musical styles including classic rock, indie rock, folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, pop, jazz, [...]

Apr 18, 2019

Tennessee Bill Aims to Make Shared Custody the Presumption in Custody Disputes

By |April 18th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

State representatives in Tennessee have introduced a bipartisan bill that make joint custody, or shared parenting, the presumption in custody disputes. In Tennessee, when spouses divorce, decisions need to be made about which parents will have legal and physical custody of the children. Legal custody decides who will make decisions about the child’s health, education, [...]

Apr 10, 2019

How to Obtain Divorce Records in Tennessee

By |April 10th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

The ability to obtain divorce records varies depending on the year you were divorced. Most recent divorce records from 1949 through 2019 can be accessed at the following office: Tennessee Department of Health Office of Vital Records 1st Floor, Central Services Building 421 5th Avenue, North Nashville, TN 37243 The records are kept in a [...]

Apr 3, 2019

Putting an End to Sexual Assault and Harassment at Festivals Like Bonnaroo

By |April 3rd, 2019|Sexual Abuse|0 Comments

Music festivals and promoters are beginning to take sexual assault safeguards more seriously. Do LaB, a music promoter in LA, is holding training classes on sexual harassment for fans and staff at music festivals. They also provide a medical team “specifically trained to fight sexual harassment as well as counselors available for any victims.” The [...]

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