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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 […]

May 25, 2017

If I Passed the Field Sobriety Test Can I still Get Arrested for DUI in Tennessee?

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Yes, you can, as per the Tennessee Supreme court. (State of Tennessee v. Anthony John Silva) A driver who is stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and directed by the law enforcement officer to perform field sobriety tests can pass the tests and still be arrested for DUI and taken […]

May 10, 2017

Are Parents Required to Account for How Child Support Payments Are Spent?

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Tennessee’s child support guidelines calculate child support based on how much income both parents earn and how much time the child spends with each parent. But what happens when the parent who is paying child support has questions about the way in which the receiving parent is spending the child support payments? Is the […]

Apr 19, 2017

What Celebrity Divorces Can Teach Us about Attorney-Client Privilege

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Celebrity news is a Catch 22 in a lot of ways. On the one hand, we’re divorce lawyers, and that makes stories about divorce, child support and custody interesting to us. On the other hand, we’re not representing Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, or Tarek or Christina El Moussa, so we don’t want to […]

Apr 5, 2017

Meth Drug Ring Busts and the Consequences in Tennessee

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Tennessee, like many places in the United States right now, is facing down the challenge of an opioid-fueled methamphetamine epidemic. It seems there is constant news coverage of drug busts and the dangerous and often deadly overdoses of the customers of those fledgling operations that are cropping up to meet the ever-growing demand for […]

Mar 22, 2017

Are You Eligible to Get an Expungement in Tennessee?

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We make mistakes in our youth; the young tend to think they’re invincible, and often can’t see the repercussions of a “mistake” that involves the law. But flash forward to now. You have gotten your life on track, and you looking forward to getting a good job and having a positive future – but […]

Mar 10, 2017

5 Tips for Making Lemonade Out of Lemons After a Divorce

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We speak a lot about the different elements of divorce: relocation, parenting plans, property division, and so on. The process can be challenging, so we want to make sure our clients have the information they need in order to make good decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Once the divorce is final, however, […]

Feb 15, 2017

Parenting Time in Alaska: Not Just for People Anymore

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When we think of a family unit, we usually think of parents and children. Perhaps we include grandparents, stepparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, too. But for families across the country, more and more people are including furry, four-legged companions into that circle. When a couple divorces, the question of “Who keeps the dog?” can […]

Jan 25, 2017

Will Delinquent Child Support Payments Affect My Credit Score?

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A story in Yahoo Finance reports that having unpaid child support on your record can have a “substantial, negative” impact on your credit score, which can lead to higher interest rates or being declined for a loan as long as the delinquent child support payments remain on your credit history.

Creditcards.com reports that there are […]

Jan 13, 2017

Requirements for Guardianship of a Minor in Tennessee

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A guardianship arrangement gives you custody of a minor child, along with the responsibility for the care and education of the child when the child’s parents are both deceased, have relinquished their parental rights, or are otherwise unable to care for him or her. If you have taken a minor child into your care, […]