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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 [...]

Oct 31, 2018

What Happens at a Preliminary Hearing?

By |October 31st, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Defendants who are charged with most crimes have a right to a preliminary hearing. This hearing takes place after the defendant has been arraigned (entered a plea) and after bail has been set. There are some procedural differences between federal and state preliminary hearings, but the basic strategies criminal defense lawyers use are the same [...]

Oct 24, 2018

How Does the Adoption Process Work in Tennessee?

By |October 24th, 2018|Adoption|0 Comments

Adopting a child is one of the sweet joys of life. Unlike most court actions, adoptions are usually not contested although there are some exceptions. Adoptions bring a needy child into the loving arms of a caring couple or person. Tennessee does have numerous requirements which an experienced adoption lawyer can explain. Tennessee adoption law [...]

Oct 17, 2018

Boating Under the Influence

By |October 17th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Driving under the influence doesn’t just apply to vehicles. Anyone who operates a vessel can be charged with an equivalent charge called Boating under the influence (BUI). A vessel includes most types of water vehicles such as motorboats, commercial boats, or any boat that is subject to registration and is used to transport people. Boat [...]

Oct 10, 2018

Emotional and Verbal Abuse Can Ruin a Marriage as Much as Physical Abuse Can

By |October 10th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

According to an article in Psychology Today, about three million domestic violence cases are reported each year. What’s not often reported is how emotional abuse is often horrible in itself and how emotional abuse is often a strong indicator that physical abuse will follow. Emotional abuse can be hard to recognize for several reasons. Often, [...]

Oct 3, 2018

Reasons DUI Criminal Charges May Be Dismissed Before Trial

By |October 3rd, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Driving under the influence (DUI) charges can be dismissed before the actual trial begins. Sometimes, the prosecution may dismiss the case on their own because of known defects in their case. Usually, DUI cases are dismissed because of persuasive criminal defense lawyer arguments and motions. Defendants should regularly plead not guilty to DUI charges because [...]

Sep 26, 2018

Defenses to Identity Theft Crimes in Tennessee

By |September 26th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Defendants can be charged with identity theft crimes by the state or by the federal government. Generally, identity theft consists of using someone’s personal identifying information to obtain such financial gain. Common examples include using the information of someone else to gain access to credit cards, bank accounts, and retirement contacts. It also includes using [...]

Sep 19, 2018

Facing the Reality That It Really Is Time to Divorce

By |September 19th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

One of the hardest difficulties for spouses is admitting that your marriage isn’t going to work. It’s especially hard when there are children involved. Most spouses try go the extra mile before deciding that divorce is the right choice. The extra mile usually means reviewing your marital difficulties with family and friends. Sometimes, it means [...]

Sep 6, 2018

Nonstandard Field Sobriety Tests

By |September 6th, 2018|DUI|0 Comments

Any driver who is stopped on suspicion of driving while intoxicated will likely be asked by the police officer to submit to field sobriety tests. If the driver fails the field tests, the officer will then usually ask the driver to submit to chemical breath or blood tests. There are three standardized tests that officers [...]

Aug 16, 2018

Why Many Millennials are Entering into Prenuptial Agreements

By |August 16th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

A recent report by CNBC revealed that millennials are now often asking their spouses to sign prenuptial agreements. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) confirms that millennials are marrying later in life. Many have started careers and begun to accumulate assets. To protect their financial interests, they see prenuptial agreements as a remedy. The [...]

Aug 2, 2018

How to Protect Yourself if Your Business Partner is in the Middle of a Divorce

By |August 2nd, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

A recent post in the Bangor Daily News in Maine discussed how business partnership contracts usually focus just on the partners – not their spouses. Under Tennessee divorce law, spouses going through a divorce generally have claims against their spouse/partner’s business interests. This interest can create many problems for the other owners. In some cases, [...]

Jul 25, 2018

New Changes to the Criminal Asset Forfeiture Process in Tennessee

By |July 25th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

Criminal asset seizure is a law enforcement tool that allows the government to take the property that is owned by those accused of committing crimes. Criminal asset seizure or forfeiture is usually conducted related to the possession of narcotics. Law enforcement can seize money, vehicles, home or other property related to the commission of a [...]

Jul 18, 2018

Tennessee Can’t Revoke Someone’s Driver’s License for Unpaid Court Costs

By |July 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense Law|0 Comments

The Tennessean reported on July 3, 2018, that federal judge Aleta Trauger ruled that it was unconstitutional for Tennessee to revoke a driver’s license just because he/she couldn’t afford to pay the court costs. The decision, according to a lawyer for the National Center for Law and Economic Justice in New York City, could have [...]

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