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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 […]

Oct 4, 2017

How to Resolve Difficulties with Your Child Custody Exchanges

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The legal battle for who would get primary visitation with your child was contentious and full of conflict. Now that the divorce is over and you and your co-parent must exchange the child for visitation, you have noticed a pattern of difficult experiences that you would like to put to an end. What can […]

Sep 22, 2017

Tennessee DUI Enforcement Sobriety Checkpoints

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Tennessee law enforcement uses sobriety checkpoints ostensibly to enforce DUI (driving under the influence) laws, but they have created a lot of controversy because what they often end up creating a dragnet to catch drivers who might have a broken headlight, are driving without wearing a seatbelt or may have lapsed insurance. Regardless as […]

Sep 6, 2017

Trial Separation or Legal Separation: Which Is Best for Me?

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When a couple decides they want to get divorced, one of three things usually occurs. The first, where the marriage is entirely done, with no chance of resolution, leads directly to a divorce. The second involves that kind of vague space known as “separation,” which generally ends up leading to divorce as well. Finally, […]

Aug 23, 2017

Electronic Wills Present New Privacy Risks

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You know when you go into the local office supply store, and there’s that section on DIY legal documents? There’s always a program or two for Wills and estate planning, and a lot of folks we know have been, well, duped into thinking that creating their own Wills is an easy process. But there […]

Aug 9, 2017

Single Parent Adoptions in Tennessee: What You Should Know about the Process

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Adoption is one of the best decisions a family can make. A child without a loving home, meets a loving home without that child: it’s perfect in every way. Sure, there may be some challenges along the way, but in the end, everyone should end up happy and safe.

But what if your family is […]

Jul 26, 2017

What Alimony Am I Entitled to in a Divorce in Tennessee?

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We hear this question a lot, so before we get into specifics, here’s the short answer: none. No one is ever entitled to alimony. It is entirely up to the judge’s discretion, unless you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse work out an agreement on your own in your Marital Dissolution Agreement. However, just because you […]

Jul 12, 2017

What Tennessee Step-Parents Should Know about Custody and Visitation

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Because of what we do, we know that great parents come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, those parents are biologically related to their children; sometimes they’re not. We also know there are some excellent step-parents out there who do just as much as their spouses do when it comes to creating a great […]

Jun 29, 2017

How Soon Should I Think about an Estate Plan?

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It’s hard to think about planning for retirement when you’re 16 or 18 – or even 30. It’s even harder to think about what will happen after your gone. So, it makes sense that many people want to put off estate planning until they have, well, an estate – and that even people with […]

Jun 7, 2017

Why a DIY Divorce is Rarely a Good Idea

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It is completely understandable that a person might think that a divorce can be easily resolved by downloading a few forms, filling them out and filing them with the court. The divorce process can be expensive, so some folks will try to cut those costs by doing it themselves. But just because you and […]