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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. [...]

Jan 2, 2020

Divorce and Spouses with Disabilities

By |January 2nd, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

In some marriages, the couple married knowing that their partner was disabled. In other relationships, a spouse becomes disabled during the marriage. The disability may be due to an accident such as a car crash. Often, disabilities occur as spouses age. The wear and tear of life can cause physical and mental difficulties which can [...]

Dec 26, 2019

Estate Planning Checklist for 2020

By |December 26th, 2019|Estate Planning|0 Comments

At the end of every calendar year, it’s a good idea to plan for the next. With that thought in mind, here are some suggestions for anyone with minor children, anyone is getting older, anyone who wants to reevaluate their wills, and anyone who has a relative or loved one with special needs. Reby Advisors [...]

Dec 12, 2019

Governor Lee Repeals Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law

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

The state of Tennessee repealed the Habitual Motor Vehicle Offenders Act (HMVO) effective July 1, 2019. The HMVO, prior to its repeal, provided that the licenses of drivers who were labeled “habitual offenders” would be revoked for at least three years. Drivers could not obtain a restricted license during this time. Further, any driver who [...]

Dec 4, 2019

CBD Oil in Tennessee: 2019 Legal Status

By |December 4th, 2019|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Customers can find CBD products almost everywhere – in retail stores, online, and even at medical offices. CBD oil products come in a variety of formats, like liquids, pills, lotions, in beverages, tinctures, and almost any type of way to ingest or apply a product that you can think of. Those who promote and sell [...]

Nov 21, 2019

The DUI School Education Requirement in Tennessee

By |November 21st, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Anyone convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in Tennessee will suffer numerous penalties. They will have a conviction on their criminal records for the rest of their lives. Anyone convicted of a DUI: Could be sentenced to jail for some specific amount of time Will lose their driving privileges – normally [...]

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