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  • How to Avoid Slip & Fall Accidents During the Winter

    A study conducted by the National Safety Council estimates that slip and fall accidents happen 25,000 times a day in the United Sates. According to data, 1 in 5 emergency room visits are due to a fall; while slips, trips, and falls make up 20% of all workers’ comp costs. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that these types of accidents are the second leading cause of ...
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  • When Will I Be Able to Stop Paying Child Support?

    It is important to know when you can stop paying child support so that you can better plan for your financial future. Typically, child support payments stop when the child reaches the age of 18. However, in certain situations, child support payments can be extended beyond the age of 18. This tends to happen when the child is still living at home, attending high school, or has special needs. Age of ...
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  • How Do I Get an Annulment in Tennessee?

    An annulment and a divorce are not the same thing. In a divorce, a valid marriage is terminated by one or both spouses. An annulment means that the marriage in question was never a valid one to begin with. In Tennessee, you can have your marriage annulled if there is a legal reason that proves your marriage was invalid from the beginning. Legal Grounds for an Annulment The following legal grounds ...
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  • Important Things to Talk to Your Divorce Attorney About

    When you get divorced, your attorney will likely ask standard questions, such as: How long were you married? Do you have children? When did you separate from your spouse? What is your income? What is your spouse’s income? What property do you and your spouse own? What property do you and your spouse own separately? However, there are other important questions that your lawyer might not ask you. ...
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  • Saying "Sorry" After an Accident Can Hurt Your Claim

    Following an accident, any form of apology can be taken as an admission of fault by insurance adjusters investigating your claim. Although you might feel uncomfortable trying to avoid apologizing for an accident you were involved, doing so can have a significant impact on your claim for damages. This is why you should remember to never apologize after an accident. In this blog, we explain how your ...
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  • Is There a Good Time of Year to File For Divorce?

    Divorce is a huge decision that will fundamentally impact the very foundations of your life and your family. When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, you should also carefully consider how to file and when to file. Believe it or not, immediately going out and starting the divorce process after making the decision to file for divorce can be a fundamentally huge mistake which can wind up ...
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  • Tennessee Medical Marijuana Laws

    Marijuana is a fairly controversial subject these days for a number of reasons, mostly having to do with the fact that different states treat it so differently. Whereas states like Colorado and California have completely legalized consumption and possession of this substance in a limited capacity, other states have refused to budge in this regard, still holding to possession of any amount being ...
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  • What Are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Parents?

    When the parents of a child are married, they are automatically granted parental rights. When the parents are unmarried though, they may struggle to gain their fair parental rights. Tennessee has a number of laws that apply to unmarried parents. Find out more about these laws, and how they affect your rights as an unmarried parent. Parentage In a marriage, it is presumed that the husband is the ...
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  • Can I Drive After a DUI Conviction?

    The state of Tennessee considers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to be a serious offense. If you are convicted, you will face heavy penalties, including the loss of your driving privileges. Depending on how many prior DUI convictions you have had, you may lose your driver’s license for years. How Long Does My Driver’s License Suspension Last? The length of time your license will be ...
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  • Five Tips for Helping Party Guests Avoid a DUI

    Everyone wants their party to be a hit, and over the years one of the best ways to make sure that happens is to offer plenty of adult beverages to guests. However, guests who attend your party may briefly lose sight of the fact that they have to drive and get home when the party’s over. Guests who get behind the wheel while drunk not only place themselves and others around them at serious risk, ...
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  • Tips for Surviving a Child Custody Battle

    We’ve all heard the horror stories of marriages crumbling and one spouse threatening to emotional harm or physical violence against children or other parties. Not all divorces go smoothly, and not everybody has the emotional control to be able to withstand the immense pressure and strain that can be involved. What this unfortunately means is that sometimes you’ll have no choice: you’ll have to go ...
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  • Who Carries the Burden of Proof in Expungement Cases?

    Have you ever heard the phrase “innocent until proven guilty?” The criminal justice system is centered around this concept, which is known as the “burden of proof.” Essentially what this means is that one side is going to have the onus to prove the defense is either innocent or guilty. Because an expungement is a criminal proceeding, the same onus is present: one side must prove their part of the ...
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  • Reasons Why a Criminal Record Can Haunt You

    Your public record is an extremely important part of your livelihood in many ways. Every time you have some sort of a public affair, such as changing your name, getting married, or even get a traffic ticket, it is notated in the public record. Your criminal history is also a part of this record, and arguably the most important one. Whenever you are convicted of a crime, your action and sentence ...
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  • Who Gets Custody of Your Pet?

    A 2014 survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers revealed that more than one of every four divorce attorneys reported an increase in the number of pet custody disputes in the past five years. This signals a significant shift that could result in a major change in family law somewhat soon. Pets are often considered to be beloved members of the family. They are best friends, faithful ...
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  • Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

    Orders of Protection, or “restraining orders” as they are more commonly known to the general public, are issued to protect abuse and harassment victims from further violence of damage. These orders can be issued relatively easily, particularly in instances of domestic violence or sexual assault, and become legally binding immediately upon their issue. Once one of these orders is issued, they can ...
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