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Apr 11, 2018

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Social Security Disability Case?

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a lifeblood for disabled Americans. The difference between being approved for SSDI and denied eligibility means more than just a regular income check. Disability approval also means the claimant is entitled to Medicare benefits after a two-year waiting period.

Approval for SSDI requires that the applicant:

Meet the long-term […]

Mar 28, 2018

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee?

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Tennessee spouses can obtain either a no-fault divorce or, essentially, an “at-fault” divorce. Both can affect other family law legal issues such as property division and alimony. We’ll get into the differences in a bit, but in the most general sense, in an at-fault divorce, once spouse asserts that the other spouse committed some […]

Feb 21, 2018

Getting Through the Probate Process More Efficiently

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Probate attorneys are keenly aware of the difficulties families encounter when a loved one’s estate enters the probate process. This process can extend out for many months, consuming not only time but also precious resources from which other beneficiaries may have been helped.

Those who are appointed as executors of an estate can find themselves […]

Feb 8, 2018

How the New Tax Plan Shapes Up for Couples Going Through a Divorce

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The new tax plan passed by Congress and signed by the President in late December 2017 is affecting the lives of virtually all Americans – especially those are on the verge of, or going through, a divorce. The next tax plan makes significant changes in regard to the alimony deduction and the Child Tax […]

Jan 31, 2018

Will Hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer Speed Up My Application for Disability Benefits?

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You want to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits because you are getting to the point where your disability is keeping you from being able to work, and you know that it is time to find a solution. You have heard that it can take anywhere from five months to almost two […]

Jan 17, 2018

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Adoption Lawyer

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Congratulations – you’re about to expand your family! The decision to adopt a child is an important one, so you want to make sure you have the best attorney for your needs, to help you through the process. We have compiled these five tips for choosing the right adoption lawyer, so you know where […]

Nov 29, 2017

Pre-Mediation: Imagining Your Ideal Divorce

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If you go through a divorce in Tennessee, you’re probably going to have to go through mediation, first. We have found that our clients who come in with some idea of what they want the most are often more willing to negotiate with their spouses, and to give mediation the “college try,” as they […]

Nov 15, 2017

Practical Tips to Avoid Probate in Tennessee

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Probate is the way in which the assets of someone who dies are passed to his/her spouse, children, and other designees, and how creditors are paid. Probate requires that a personal representative be appointed (either by a Will or by the court) to collect, account for, and distribute the decedent’s assets. Typical assets include […]

Nov 1, 2017

How to Divorce a Missing Spouse in Tennessee

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If you have been separated from your spouse for so long that you no longer know where he or she lives, but you are ready to get a divorce, you can still obtain a divorce. However, we highly recommend that this not be attempted without the aid of a lawyer. If the technical requirements […]

Oct 18, 2017

Tennessee Law Enforcement Cracked Down on Drug-related Crimes This Summer

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A recent article in the New York Times showed that between January 2016 and January 2017, more than 64,000 people died as a result of an overdose. (The drug that’s pushing those numbers ever higher is fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.) In Tennessee, there are rough estimates at how many deaths illegal drugs cause each […]