Nov 30, 2016

Wearable Electronic Breathalyzer Skin Patch Syncs with an Ignition Interlock Device

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In August 2016, a group of engineers at the University of California San Diego came up with a sensor that you can wear on your skin that is capable of measuring a person's blood alcohol level from their sweat. This small skin patch then transmits that information wirelessly to a smartphone, laptop or even an [...]

Nov 23, 2016

Recognizing the Rights of Biological Fathers in Adoption

By |Nov 23, 2016|Adoption|0 Comments

When an unmarried woman gives birth to a child and then she wants to place that child for adoption, she has a legal obligation to obtain consent from the child's other biological parent before doing so. Unmarried fathers have legal rights which, by law, must be recognized and taken into consideration before allowing the child [...]

Nov 16, 2016

5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Tennessee

By |Nov 16, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

As we have said so many times, divorce is basically the breaking of a contract. If there were a way to separate the high level of emotion that the divorce transaction stirs up, it would probably be a faster, easier process to work through. But divorce is not just about breaking a contract. Marriage represents [...]

Nov 10, 2016

Criminal Justice Reform in Tennessee: New Laws Mean Changes for Violation of Parole Penalties

By |Nov 10, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

In July 2016, the Public Safety Act of 2016 went into effect as a part of the state's effort to reduce crime and improve public safety. One of the major changes brought about by the new law is in the way violations of parole will be addressed. Of the 12,588 people who entered the state [...]

Nov 3, 2016

Child support Enforcement in Tennessee: Liens for Child Support Arrears

By |Nov 3, 2016|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

There are many ways in which the payment of child support can be enforced, and federal law has created some uniform guidelines for enforcing child support payments. Tennessee's statutes for child support enforcement can be found here: T.C.A. § 36-5-901, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state agency that is responsible for [...]

Oct 26, 2016

Creepy Clowns Causing Fear and Paranoia as Halloween Approaches

By |Oct 26, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Clown sightings are being reported in several places from the mid-Atlantic to the Southern United States. People are getting “creeped out” about it, and local police do not find it funny. Antioch and Glencliff high schools were placed in lock down in September after a reported clown threat. Four people were cited in Portland after [...]

Oct 20, 2016

Co-Parenting Amid the Chaos: Navigating Life and Kids’ Schedules with Grace

By |Oct 20, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

- Your divorce may have ended your marriage, but it did not end your relationship with your former spouse if you have young children together. The nature of your relationship will change, of course because now you are only partners in parenting your children. Family courts use the, "best interests of the child" [...]

Oct 12, 2016

Criminal Citation in Lieu of Arrest in Tennessee—Yes it is a Big Deal

By |Oct 12, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor criminal offense in Tennessee, the law enforcement officer has the latitude to issue you a citation in lieu of arrest, rather than hauling you off to jail. Do not make the mistake of thinking that it is not a big deal because you did not get arrested. [...]

Oct 5, 2016

Judicial Diversions and Criminal Record Expungement in Tennessee

By |Oct 5, 2016|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

You made a mistake and you have learned your lesson. The thought of going to jail and having a criminal record is going to ruin all of the dreams and plans that you have for your life. You know that you made an error in judgement, and now you wish there was a way that [...]

Sep 28, 2016

Shared Parenting in Tennessee Child Custody Cases

By |Sep 28, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

  Family law evolves and changes as families in the United States evolve and change – albeit at a much slower pace. In the past, judges leaned more toward granting sole custody of the child to the mother and visitation to the father. As times change and the way families are structured with regard to [...]