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Jan 23, 2019

Is Divorce Bad for the Kids?

By |January 23rd, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

In all our years of helping clients and families, we’ve lost track of the number of people who have told us they wished they could have “stuck it out, for the sake of the children.” The truth is, yes – divorce can cause problems for your children, but in many cases, a bad marriage can [...]

Jan 9, 2019

Why Children May Need a Guardian

By |January 9th, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

Parents are the natural (and legal) guardians of their children. This means they can decide the daily living issues for their children and the long-term issues. This includes making decisions about their health, well-being, religious upbringing, financial matters, and other issues. Sometimes, though, a parent is unable to function as a guardian. When one parent [...]

Dec 26, 2018

Some of the Strangest Marriage Laws

By |December 26th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Many states in America have unusual marriage laws that are still on the books. While many of these laws aren’t enforced, there’s always the possibility they could be. As people move in and out of Tennessee, it’s helpful (and OK – it’s fun, too) to know what some of these odd laws are. Some of [...]

Dec 19, 2018

DUI Checkpoints: What You Should Know

By |December 19th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Police need a reasonable suspicion that someone is driving while intoxicated before they can stop and question them. Examples of reasonable suspicion include a driver who isn’t following traffic laws, is weaving in and out of traffic, or who has an open bottle of beer in their car. Tennessee, like most states, allows for an [...]

Dec 12, 2018

How Guardianship of a Child Works in Tennessee

By |December 12th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Guardianship is a legal arrangment in which a responsible authorized adult agrees to care for someone who can’t care for him or herself. Guardians are usually used for children who don’t have parents or don’t have capable parents, and for some adult children with special needs. Seniors may also need a guardian. When children need [...]

Dec 5, 2018

Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry – Tiers and Reasons for Removal

By |December 5th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Tennessee has adopted the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) which sets the minimum standards sex offender must meet for registration and notification. For most convicted sex offenders, the requirement to register as a sex offender is horrific. The registration can be searched by the public. Registration brands defendants, often for life. Registration [...]

Nov 21, 2018

DUIs and Administrative License Suspensions

By |November 21st, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

In Tennessee, if you arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Tennessee Department of Safety (DOS) will normally seek to suspend your license. There are two basic reasons the DOS will seek to suspend your license through an administrative process. The first is due to being charged with a DUI. The second is [...]

Nov 7, 2018

When and How Does Tennessee Consider the Preferences of Older Children in Custody Disputes

By |November 7th, 2018|Child Custody|0 Comments

Child custody cases are among the toughest cases to handle. Asset division and support cases involve accounting for the appropriate assets, income, and debts – and then assigning a value/sum that must be paid. Custody disputes go the heart of relationships. There’s no way to split a child in half. At every level, courts and [...]

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