Posts by Adrian Altshuler
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
Should I Tell My Lawyer If I Committed the Crime?
Admitting guilt is never an easy thing, even to those who are there to support you. It’s true when we’re children and do something bad at school, or when we make a mistake at work. The same is true for when you are charged with a crime that you did indeed commit. Your defense attorney…Read More
Factors to Consider When Dating Before Getting Married
Whether you are yet to get married, or you’ve been divorced and are considering tying the knot again, there are certain topics and factors you should consider when dating and choosing who is the one for you. While it is important that you and your partner have chemistry, it is also important to consider the…Read More
Childhood Trauma Can Be the Building Blocks to a Life of Violent Crime
One of the biggest reasons for searching out alternatives to incarceration, especially in Tennessee, is that our prisons and jails are full to bursting with inmates, including new and repeat offenders. When looking into why this is, and why jail time doesn’t seem to be dissuading or rehabbing offenders as jail is meant to do…Read More
Can I Make a Claim on My Spouse’s Pension if We Never Officially Divorced?
When you get married, you are so happy and excited to spend the rest of your life with the person that you love; you never think it will eventually end in divorce. That is exactly why a lot of people do not go into the marriage with anything like a prenuptial agreement to protect their…Read More
Was Your DUI Stop the Result of Confirmation Bias?
Driving under the influence is a crime, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports about 32 people die every day from alcohol-related car crashes. It does not matter who you are, where you are going, or how many drinks you have had—driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous…Read More
Do I Have to Pay Child Support for My Stepchildren?
Divorces can be complicated. And they can quickly become even more complex when there are children involved. Child support is often a hot topic during the divorce process because there are so many factors that must be taken into consideration. But say your marriage doesn’t work out and your spouse has children from a pervious;…Read More
Robbery and Theft Are Still Prevalent in Franklin
A number of news sources and think tanks have been raising the alarm regarding violent crime in America. You only have to turn on the news to see men and women – brows furrowed, mouths drawn tight – bemoaning the increase in crime across the country. To some extent, they are correct; the Brennan Center…Read More