What Is the Role of a Child Custody Evaluator?
As divorcing parents navigate the stressful process of child custody evaluations, they may find themselves facing a range of emotions. These evaluations involve an in-depth analysis of the parents and their child, with the goal of determining the best custody arrangement. Tennessee mandates custody evaluations when parents can’t agree on how custody is parsed or…Read More
The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing DUI Charges in Tennessee
A DUI charge is a serious criminal offense that happens when an individual operates a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, presenting a significant risk to the driver, passengers and other drivers. Driving under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter drugs can also lead to DUI charges. To assist you in navigating this…Read More
Can Living with My New Partner Affect Child Support?
Getting back into the dating game after a divorce can be hard. It takes some folks a long time to learn to trust people with their hearts, so finding someone who makes you feel safe, secure, and loved can be a big step. When you have children, though, there are new challenges to consider. Will…Read More
Arrested at a Franklin Festival? Time to Hire a Lawyer
As summer approaches, festivals are becoming more frequent, especially in Franklin, Tennessee, where the number of tourists will rise significantly. Maybe you attended this year’s Main Street Festival or plan on attending Franklin Day. There’s lots to do in and around our lovely little town. There are also a lot of opportunities to get into…Read More
Want to Avoid Divorce? Fold the Laundry on Your Own
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the divorce rate in the United States is 2.5 per 1,000 people. While this may seem like a low number, there were around 700,000 divorces across the country over the last two decades. If you are on the verge of becoming one of these statistics…Read More
My Ignition Interlock Broke; What Do I Do?
Tennessee requires drivers to install an ignition interlock device when their driving privileges have been taken away after drinking and driving. During this suspension period, they must keep the interlock device properly installed inside their car. However, it is not unusual for these devices to break or become damaged, which leads to individuals wondering what…Read More
Sharon Stone’s Experience Is More Common Than You Think
Sharon Stone recently made headlines after providing details about her custody hearing that took place in 2004. While many people were shocked to hear why she lost custody of her child, the truth is that men and women across the country have experienced similar outcomes due to their professions. In fact, it is more common…Read More
What Makes a Traffic Stop Legal?
Even the most careful and upstanding citizens may find themselves being pulled over by a police officer at some point in their lives. However, if the traffic stop starts to feel invasive and like it may be something more than issuing a citation or warning, you may begin to wonder if it is legal. Do…Read More
Yes, You Should Hire a Financial Advisor Once You Decide to Divorce
Divorce can be a heart-wrenching experience. The life you planned and expected is ending. You don’t know where to go or what to do next. The dreams you had and the plans you dreamed have fallen apart. When divorce becomes a reality, do not let your financial life fall apart too. In addition to a…Read More
Drunken Car Crash Explosion – Is the Alcohol Server Responsible?
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 38,824 fatal traffic accidents occurred in 2020, and 11,654 of those accidents were due to drunk driving crashes. Statistics for 2019 indicate that there was a 66% decrease in alcohol impaired driving fatalities since 1982. This is great news in the fight against drunk driving, but…Read More
Court Orders Mom to Stop Breastfeeding as Part of Custody Battle
Tennessee custody law requires that a child’s best interest be the key factor in any custody agreement. Custody agreements involve legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to long-term health and education decisions, while physical custody refers to which parent a child lives with and who supervises the child. Agreements or orders need to be…Read More
An Overdose Vaccine – A Novel Approach to Combat Deadly Drug Addiction
Drug overdosing, a deadly epidemic in the US, has become one of the leading causes of death – surpassing the number of gun and auto related deaths in 2021. Hundreds of people die daily, and more are hospitalized due to drug overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The drug overdose…Read More
Commingling Assets – Yes or No?
We know we say this a lot but it does bear repeating. Nobody gets married with an eye on a future divorce. However, divorce can and does happen. Google the statistics – they are everywhere. It happens to a lot of couples and it could happen to anyone. This is why we plan for the…Read More
False Arrest in Tennessee
When you are arrested, the harm it can cause to your personal and professional reputation is immeasurable. The question of whether you are guilty or innocent does not even matter. Once your friends, family, and employer discover the news of your arrest, the rumor mill is already hard at work chipping away at your character.…Read More
Divorces and Deeds: What You Should Know Before You Make a Decision
You and your partner plan out for a lifetime of romance, security, and financial stability by supporting each other, so you get married. Believing that you won’t go through any kind of complications or divorce in the future, you add your spouse to the deed of the house and merge your bank accounts. You both…Read More
Wrongful DUI Arrests and Their Long-Term Effects
Police officers are in place to justly serve and protect our residents and cities – though, this isn’t always the case. There have been numerous situations in the past decade of people being wrongfully accused, detained, and arrested for crimes they did not commit. We recently came across a piece in The Daily Beast about…Read More
Is a Divorce Affecting Your Work Performance?
A divorce is a major life event. Whenever divorce is mentioned, the first pictures that usually come to mind are a fighting, distraught couple, and a courtroom battle. While divorcing who was once your best friend may seem like the end of the world, there is much more room for positive effects beyond it. It…Read More
Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services – Are They Failing Our Children?
The Department of Children’s Services (DCS) in Tennessee is supposed to be an organization that residents can rely on to report cases of abuse or neglect. Children under their care are to be properly supported and provided with everything they need to thrive. They are to assist the children deemed “juvenile delinquents” by encouraging them…Read More
Did You Cause a Ruckus in Public?
Disturbances in public can lead to many consequences for those causing them. It can start as a simple nuisance to bystanders but can quickly progress into a dangerous situation for everyone around. Several types of public disturbances can occur: public intoxication, disorderly conduct, riot, stalking, aggressive panhandling, and disrupting meetings or processions. All may be…Read More
The Importance of Paternity Testing For Child Support
For most people, knowing who the biological father of their child is important to know simply on a personal level, but it is also especially important to know when it comes to matters of family law such as child custody and child support. The man who helped to bring the child into the world should…Read More