Drugged Driving Fatalities Outnumber Those from Drunk Driving Drug use was a factor in 43 percent of the fatal car accidents in 2015, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. This figure surpasses the 37 percent of drivers nationwide who tested above the legal limit for alcohol.…

What to do When Your Divorce is Complicated Divorce is complicated. Entering into a marriage is personal; choosing to dissolve one is personal as well. Emotions run high. Decisions regarding child custody are difficult. And concerns regarding the financial implications of divorce and spousal support cause stress. In some situations, divorce is complicated due to…

Divorced? Be Sure to Change Your Insurance Policies If you are recently divorced, you likely have no desire to tackle anymore paperwork, sort through forms, or sign your name one more time on the dotted line. But, while your divorce may be final, your life post-divorce is just beginning and it is important to take…

Can Alimony Be Spent on Anything? Alimony – also called spousal maintenance or spousal support – can be a sensitive subject when discussing divorce. Many spouses feel that their spouse doesn’t deserve financial support given the circumstances, or perhaps the amount determined by the courts is too much. Others fear that their soon-to-be-ex will squander…

Tennessee Fighting Human Trafficking In 2016, there were 20,424 human trafficking cases in the United States, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. 108 of those reported cases were in the state of Tennessee. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery and is a crime in every state in the United…

Summer Safety Tips Summer is here, bringing with it family vacations, fishing jaunts, and trips to the amusement park. Along with these fun outdoor adventures comes an increase in the number of road accidents, water-related incidents, and playground mishaps. By practicing some easy summer safety tips, you can reduce your accident risk and enjoy the…

What Does Tennessee’s Natural and Ordinary Meaning Law Actually Mean? Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam recently signed legislation requiring that Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.” If you are wondering what exactly that means, you are not…

Why You Should Have a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tennessee Innocent until proven guilty. That is the premise of the American criminal justice system: someone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. If you have been charged with a crime, the prosecution must prove you committed the crime,…

Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer in Tennessee If you are contemplating divorce, you may wonder if you need a divorce lawyer. After all, you and your partner made the decision to marry, so how hard can it be for you to dissolve that marriage? Actually, the legal process of getting married is much simpler…

Ignition Interlock Devices Reduce DUI Deaths   Does an ignition interlock device deter drivers from driving under the influence (DUI)? Yes, according to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, reports that states that require ignition interlocks for all…