Five different states recently passed measures to legalize marijuana for recreational and/or medical use. This brings the total number of states that have reduced fines and penalties (or eliminated them outright) for the purchase and use of marijuana to 16. Tennessee wasn’t one of those states. Marijuana is still illegal here. Thus, the questions remain:…

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After a marriage ends, both parties typically work hard on moving on with their lives. Finalizing a divorce provides closure to a broken relationship. When a couple has children together, however, lines of communication must remain open and ex-spouses must stay in touch. If you are thinking about dating again, it is important to keep…

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Probate is the process by which courts oversee the distribution of a decedent’s (the person who passed away’s) estate. The individual responsible for administering the will (the executor) is required to go through probate in order to collect the decedent’s assets and property, distribute them to heirs and beneficiaries according to a will, and pay…

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Probate is a process that can be as emotionally driven as any other area of law that deals with interpersonal relationships. Hurt feelings can become the catalyst behind feeling the need to contest a will. Causing equal urgency can be the belief that some wrongdoing has occurred with the intent to defraud heirs to an…

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As the parent of a teenager who sometimes gets into minor trouble from typical teenage antics, you might think back on your own childhood stunts. Your stunts never resulted in life-altering consequences. Your parents probably yelled a little, maybe grounded you and called it a day. Today, even minor incidents can turn into hair-raising events…

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Social media posts, comments, likes, and shares have gotten a lot of people in trouble with their places of employment, at school, and even at home. Let’s face it; social media can be good, but it can also be a hindrance when it comes to dealing with a child custody case in Tennessee. If you…

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An executor is the person someone appoints in their will to handle their estate when the person has passed on. When choosing an executor, it’s important to pick someone you can trust to handle the financial parts of the estate and who can also manage any conflicts that may arise. Many people choose their spouse…

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