Does It Take Long for an Uncontested Divorce? Perhaps you and your spouse cannot agree on anything except agreeing to file for divorce. If the two of you can have a meeting of the minds regarding the terms of your divorce, you may avoid resolving your differences in court. This is called an uncontested divorce…

What to do After You Get Arrested Being arrested can be a traumatizing event. You may not understand what is happening and may not be thinking clearly. It may also be hard to remember your rights during this process. Read below for some need-to-know information if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of…

Planning for Divorce Going through the process of divorce can be difficult, especially if the divorce process begins immediately. However, by planning for divorce, you can anticipate needs and possible challenges so that you can better prepare for them. Some factors to consider during this process include: Residence Think about where you plan to live…

College Students: How Expungements Affect Your Future There is an expression, “what happens in college stays in college”, simply meaning that any transgressions remain in the realm of the college experience and go no further. Unfortunately, mistakes that result in a criminal record can far outlast your college years. A criminal record can impede your…

Classification of Marijuana and Hashish in Tennessee Facing a drug charge in the state of Tennessee can be a frightening experience. Tennessee has stiff penalties for drug crimes and it is best to understand how various drugs are classified, the associated charges, and the penalties for each. Tennessee drug classifications Tennessee classifies drugs into seven…

College Underage Drinking and Disorderly Conduct College students should know that the state of Tennessee has harsh penalties for those individuals under the age of 21 who are found driving under the influence (DUI), in possession of alcohol, or with false identification. Tennessee also enforces public safety laws that make it illegal to disturb the…

Why Do People Fail Field Sobriety Tests? Field sobriety tests have become the gold standard for law enforcement officers in determining whether an individual is impaired. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded these field sobriety tests are indeed reliable indicators of alcohol impairment. Then why, in some cases, does the…

Common Misconceptions about Divorce Just as all marriages are unique, so are all divorces. Some divorces are fairly straightforward and without incident; others are more complicated and stressful. Several common misconceptions about divorce exist; our experienced divorce attorneys tackle them one-by-one, in an effort to help you more fully understand the issues related to divorce.…

Tennessee Hearing Protection Act of 2017 If you are a resident of the Volunteer State, it is likely that you have heard of the Tennessee Hearing Protection Act. This legislation was passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives on May 1, 2017, removing the state’s prohibition on the manufacture, possession, transport, sale, or repair of…

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.…