Nov23, 2015

Divorce and the Changing Roles of Today’s Fathers in America

By |Nov 23, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

As our society shifts the traditional role of the father is shifting and changing, which is having an impact on divorce and child custody decisions. As fathers take a more active role in nurturing and caring for their children and the household, and as more women take on the role of primary income earner for […]

Nov16, 2015

Can You Fight an Ignition Interlock Device Penalty in Tennessee?

By |Nov 16, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is a piece of equipment that contains a breathalyzer. It connects with a vehicle’s ignition system and requires the driver to breathe into it before the car will start. If the driver has more than .02 BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) in their breath, the vehicle will not start. If the […]

Nov9, 2015

What to do When Your Ex Denies Your Visitation Rights

By |Nov 9, 2015|Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law|0 Comments

During the divorce process you and your former spouse sat down and ironed out a parenting plan agreement, which contains a schedule for visitation for the parent who did not get primary residential custody. The Court reviews this document and refers to it when it issues the final custody order. The Tennessee Court as with […]

Nov2, 2015

What Happens to My Inheritance in Tennessee Divorce?

By |Nov 2, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

You are the favorite nephew of your beloved aunt Thelma, who left you a nice inheritance when she passed away a few months ago. Now you have been served with divorce papers quite out of the blue and you are wondering what happens next. You and your soon-to-be-ex-wife were married when you received the sizable […]

Oct27, 2015

The Dangers of Drugged Driving and the Consequences in Tennessee

By |Oct 27, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

In the same way that drinking and driving is hazardous, drugged driving, which is getting behind the wheel while under the influence of illicit drugs or prescription drug, puts both the driver, their passengers and the other drivers on the road in danger.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 9.9 […]

Oct19, 2015

Probation Violation and the Possible Penalties in Tennessee

By |Oct 19, 2015|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Probation is a type of sentencing that allows those who have been convicted of a crime to receive a somewhat lenient penalty, or it can be used as one part of a jail sentence for more serious crimes. Probation is sometimes given to first-time offenders, or those who have committed non-violent crimes. In some cases, […]

Oct12, 2015

Understanding Electronic Discovery in Divorce Litigation

By |Oct 12, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are surrounded by electronic screens in every aspect of our lives these days. Our mobile phones are never out of reach, we stare at computer screens all day and then stare at a television screen in the evening, which is likely to be streaming content from the Internet. Because we use electronic devices constantly, […]

Oct6, 2015

Increased DUI Enforcement in Williamson County Through Labor Day

By |Oct 6, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office is coordinating several local jurisdictions including Williamson County to increase DUI patrols through the Labor Day holiday on September 7th. The statewide campaign, “Booze it and Lose it,” is part of a nationwide effort to prevent drunk driving injuries, fatalities and the economic losses associated with drunk driving accidents. […]

Sep27, 2015

Judge’s Ruling on a Procedural Flaw Could Affect 80 Sullivan County DUI Cases

By |Sep 27, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There has been a glitch in the way DUI cases have been processed in Sullivan County for the past 20 years. Until recently, no one took notice that Rule 3 of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure were not being followed in Sullivan County, which could lead to the dismissal of at least 100 pending […]

Sep21, 2015

Changes to Tennessee’s Vehicular Homicide Sentencing in 2015

By |Sep 21, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, DUI|0 Comments

Starting on July 1, 2015, a new Tennessee sentencing law on vehicular homicide went into effect. Vehicular homicide is the “reckless killing of another by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat or other motor vehicle, as the proximate result of:

Conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person;
The driver’s […]