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Nov 2, 2017

New Divorce Forms Available for Tennessee Parents

By |November 2nd, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce inherently comes with any number of complications and issues. Until 2017, parents in Tennessee who had come to the difficult decision to divorce were faced with numerous legal constraints that other couples were not subject to. With the publication of new forms streamlining the process for qualifying parents, divorces in Tennessee can be obtained [...]

Oct 18, 2017

Divorce Granted to Same-Sex Couple in Controversial Custody Case

By |October 18th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

When Sabrina and Erica Witt decided to end their marriage, they didn’t expect to become national news. But when protesters and lawmakers tried to intervene in the custody of the couple’s child, conceived through artificial insemination, the simple divorce became much more complicated. Knox County Circuit Court Judge Greg McMillan ultimately changed his ruling to [...]

Sep 28, 2017

Making Sense of Tennessee’s DMV Point System

By |September 28th, 2017|Traffic Law|0 Comments

Some states, including Tennessee, have instituted a points system for motorists. If you hold a state driver's license from Tennessee, you are subject to this system. Points are awarded to you as demerits of a sort if you commit a driving or traffic infraction. These points are associated with your driver's license number, so if [...]

Sep 6, 2017

A Field Guide to Tennessee Sobriety Checkpoints

By |September 6th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

DUI checkpoints, or sobriety checkpoints, are on the rise in Tennessee. Police officers will section off part of an intersection or roadway in order to slowly filter cars through in a line. Legally, officers can check any car in the line for sobriety or a suspicion of drunk driving. When you are pulled over at [...]

Aug 30, 2017

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Tennessee

By |August 30th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Establishing paternity doesn't always mean that you are the biological father of a child. Paternity, as a term, does mean fatherhood; but in the family law of Tennessee’s legal sense, establishing paternity is actually the act of determining a child’s “legal” father. Fathers, whether they are biological parents or not, have both rights and obligations [...]

Aug 9, 2017

700 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Dickson Country Traffic Stop

By |August 9th, 2017|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

It is common knowledge that marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, as well as a federally prohibited Schedule I substance. It’s also well known that many Tennesseans smoke or grow marijuana, and that this doesn’t necessarily make them hardened criminals. Decriminalization efforts in Nashville and Memphis have been getting traction since late last year, but the [...]

Jul 27, 2017

Tennessee Prosecutors Suing Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

By |July 27th, 2017|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

As reported by USA Today, three Tennessee prosecutors filed a suit this week against drug makers in an attempt to highlight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the state. The district attorney generals for three east Tennessee judicial districts, that together represent nine counties in our great state, filed their lawsuit in the Sullivan County [...]

Jul 13, 2017

Don’t Get a Day-After-DUI in Tennessee

By |July 13th, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

When you've been drinking, you know it’s unsafe and not smart to get behind the wheel. Most people who imbibe know they should never drive after alcohol-related festivities. To be sure, many law abiding Tennesseans have done their best during a night of drinking: they have enlisted a designated driver, or decided to stay in [...]

Jun 29, 2017

Who Pays an Attorney’s Fees in Tennessee Divorce?

By |June 29th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

When you and your spouse are seeking a divorce in Tennessee, you may be worried that it will be prohibitively expensive. Realistically, some couples can seek a frugal divorce, but there must not be much legally contested property, complicated child custody battles, or other adversarial actions. The average divorce in Tennessee costs $12,600, with almost [...]

Jun 22, 2017

Tennessee DUIs and Mandatory Blood Draws

By |June 22nd, 2017|DUI|0 Comments

In June of last year, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that mandatory warrantless blood draws at DUI stops are unconstitutional and too intrusive. Although police can still mandate onsite breathalyzers without a warrant, warrantless searches are generally only intended for extraordinary circumstances. Blood draws at DUI stops do not fall under this [...]

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