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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 [...]

Feb 26, 2020

Creative Child Custody Schedules in Parenting Plans

By |February 26th, 2020|Child Custody|0 Comments

In Tennessee, every divorce decree must include a parenting plan if there are minor children. Parenting plans need to address many issues, including decisions about physical and legal custody. The plans should: Be drafted to minimize the need for modifications Set forth the basic legal and physical custody requirements Minimize the risk of “harmful parental [...]

Feb 20, 2020

Do Different Alcoholic Drinks Affect You Differently?

By |February 20th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Many people think that different drinks affect people’s emotions differently. They’re certain that beer makes them feel differently than wine, and that wine shouldn’t affect them the same way bourbon does. The starting point for this question is that generally there is no difference in the amount of ethanol in standard drinks, which means a [...]

Feb 13, 2020

Can I Date If I’m Legally Separated?

By |February 13th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

Separation is a legal term. Spouses who live apart without court approval are not separated in the eyes of the law. Dating while you are separated but not legally separated carries great risks that your relationship will become a factor in the divorce and related family law matters. Dating may also be a factor if [...]

Feb 5, 2020

Stepparents and Divorce

By |February 5th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce is hard on everyone. It can be especially hard on stepparents who invest a lot of time and love with the children of their spouse during the marriage. When the marriage ends, the biological parent in the marriage has custody rights of their children. Stepparents are often forced to stay on the sidelines while [...]

Jan 30, 2020

Split Custody – The Good and The Bad

By |January 30th, 2020|Child Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

Split custody arrangements essentially mean that siblings are separated so the one or more children live with one parent and the siblings live with another parent. Split custody is not the same as joint custody. In joint custody arrangements, the children spend time with both parents. Typically, the parent who has joint custody will have [...]

Jan 23, 2020

What Is Reckless Driving?

By |January 23rd, 2020|Traffic Law|0 Comments

Most traffic offenses specifically describe what constitutes a traffic offense. Drivers know they shouldn’t drive over the speed limit. They understand what it means to drive through a stop sign or drive through a red light. Reckless driving is, in many ways, a catch-all traffic offense. It essentially means that, in addition to any other [...]

Jan 15, 2020

May-December Marriages and Divorces

By |January 15th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

May-December romances always look great in the movies and on TV. In real life, they sometimes do work out for some couples. Sadly, many relationships between an older man and younger woman or vice versa do fail. According to a study done at Emory University of 3,000 married people: People who are about five years [...]

Jan 9, 2020

Driving Under the Influence of Narcotics

By |January 9th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

The same law that makes driving under the influence of alcohol illegal also makes driving under the influence of narcotics illegal. The key differences between an alcohol DUI and a narcotics DUI are the proof required to show the driver was under the influence, the legal and factual defenses and ,to some degree, the penalties. [...]

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