Aug 6, 2020

Sharing Custody and Remote Learning: Avoiding the Pitfalls

By |August 6th, 2020|Child Support|0 Comments

In many ways, parents had a tougher job in many ways throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with many families experiencing increased financial pressures, parents also have to make difficult decisions about handling their child’s schooling. Many states and local school districts are allowing students to return in person full-time. However, others are [...]

Jul 29, 2020

The Argument for Bail Reform

By |July 29th, 2020|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Numerous people who have yet to be found guilty of any crime are held in jails across the United States because they are unable to post bail. This factor in our legal system imposes significant costs on not only taxpayers and communities, but those persons who are detained and their families. The system often promotes [...]

Jun 18, 2020

Why a Post-nuptial Agreement May Be a Good Idea

By |June 18th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

While it’s never romantic to think about the possibility of divorce while a marriage is thriving, there are many practical considerations that force spouses to think about post-nuptial agreements. For starters, before couples get married, they may not have much to discuss in terms of dividing their property. During marriages, couples have children and accumulate [...]

Jun 3, 2020

Will There Be a Divorce Boom Following the Pandemic?

By |June 3rd, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

After World War II, the number of births around the globe increased significantly. This was the “baby boom,” and it wasn’t the only one – at least, not if the anecdotes are true. Different parts of the country have experienced smaller “booms” after disasters like hurricanes, tropical storms, and blackouts. Coronavirus isn’t likely to lead [...]

May 28, 2020

Facing Domestic Assault Charges? Important Information to Protect Your Rights

By |May 28th, 2020|Domestic Violence|0 Comments

Being accused of domestic violence is a serious issue. The police do not take allegations of lightly. If you find yourself being booked into a local police station for charges of domestic assault, it’s important to understand your rights. As with any type of crime, you should consult a Franklin criminal defense attorney before sharing [...]

May 20, 2020

How to Modify Orders During a Pandemic

By |May 20th, 2020|Child Custody|0 Comments

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted Tennessee immensely, including the criminal justice system. The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued multiple orders suspending in-person hearings, resuming those hearings with restrictions, and preventing members of the public from attending court cases. These orders have been extended multiple times as the pandemic continues into another month. If you need [...]

Apr 29, 2020

ATVs and DUI Penalties

By |April 29th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Many people love riding their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). They offer a super fun way to enjoy recreation, especially during the warm months of the year. These vehicles are not permitted to share the same space with cars, SUVs, and trucks on regular roads and highways. However, you do need a driver’s license just as any [...]

Apr 16, 2020

Help for Relatives Raising the Children of Opioid Addicted Parents

By |April 16th, 2020|Child Custody|0 Comments

A lawmaker in East Tennessee wants to deliver financial assistance to grandparents and other relatives who find themselves in the unexpected position of having to raise children of parents who are addicted to opioids. Last year, Sen. Richard Briggs introduced SB0011 and is attempting to push it through the state legislature this year using unspent [...]

Apr 9, 2020

Proposal to Reform Tennessee’s Drug-Free School Zone Laws

By |April 9th, 2020|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

A bill recently introduced by Republican state representative Michael Curcio in the Tennessee legislature is intended to reform the state’s current drug-free school zone laws. The bill would significantly reduce the sizes of these zones. Currently, the zones cover an area encompassing 1,000 foot within any school, daycare, library, or park. Curcio’s bill would cut [...]

Mar 25, 2020

Issues Surrounding the Division of Retirement Plans in a Divorce

By |March 25th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

When it comes to property division after a divorce, the question often arises as to what portion of the divorced couple’s retirement accounts is each spouse entitled to receive. These retirement accounts can consist of a number of financial instruments such as employer-sponsored retirement savings accounts (401(k)s or 403(b)s, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) or defined [...]

Mar 19, 2020

A Look at Self-Defense Claims in Tennessee

By |March 19th, 2020|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Although self-defense laws across the country allow individuals to defend themselves from harm, these laws generally do not permit individuals to commit violence in just any given situation, and simply claim self-defense. Understanding the basics of self-defense law in Tennessee are important, both to understand how to properly use self-defense and avoid criminal charges when [...]

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