Will My Divorce Actually Go to Trial?

If you are of a certain age, you may remember an old show called Divorce Court. In that show, glamourous people sat next to a judge and spilled out their sordid secrets for the world to hear, and eventually that judge would grant them a divorce. There was a lot of swelling music and close-up…

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Breach of Fiduciary Duty in a Probate Dispute

Courts appoint a representative to settle the estate when a person dies without a will. The estate is frozen until the probate process is complete. The representative is also known as the fiduciary, and they have a legal responsibility when they take on this role. Their role consists of gathering assets and debts, paying bills…

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What Is a Permanent Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is an arrangement between two parents providing details about what each parent will provide to the child. It addresses various topics, from holidays, birthdays, drop-offs, and even transportation. It is legally binding, and both parties must agree and ensure they can abide by the plan. A good parenting plan will consider everyone’s…

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For Disabled People, Getting Married Can Cost More Than It’s Worth

Laws often become outdated because what society deems important, or what lawmakers deem to be important, changes over time. That’s why we have the ability to amend laws as the decades go by. There are still laws in place proving themselves to be outdated, and no longer morally or logically comprehensible. The Social Security Administration’s…

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The “Silver Tsunami” Is Coming; Is Your Estate in Order?

When it comes to estate planning, attorneys are increasingly working with “solo silvers” from what is known as the “silver tsunami.” A silver tsunami is the term created by demographers and economists to explain the dramatic age shift in the human population from the Baby Boomer generation hitting the retirement age. Some 80 million individuals…

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Does Tennessee Recognize Handwritten Wills?

When we reach a certain age, there comes a point when we begin to think about what we will leave behind once we pass on. It’s an inevitable part of life that is difficult to talk about, but essential to discuss and prepare for in order to give our loved ones solace, comfort, and resolution…

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What Is Custodial Interference?

Sharing custody of your children after a divorce can sometimes be an amicable and agreeable situation for both parents. You both know what times you are allowed with your child, when to drop them off or pick them up – an all-around healthy family despite the separation. This is not always the case, however, as…

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The Dangers of Semi-Trucks in Tennessee

When driving, motorists are always taking a risk. You are putting yourself out on the highway, driving around at high speeds in a heavy vehicle made of metal. While you may consider yourself to be a decent and safe driver, there is no predicting how those you share the road will conduct themselves. This is…

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“The Secret Heir” – Why You Want a Probate Lawyer

In life, there are many eventualities that we have to prepare for, and one of most – if not the most – important of them is to whom we leave our estate and belongings. This is important especially for those who will be left to handle dividing the estate and deal with legal matters. There…

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