With DUI arrests increasing, it is important to know your rights Driving under the influence, also known as DUI, is one of the most common types of criminal defense cases that many people face. Recent statistics indicate that DUI cases are on the rise. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there were 29,544 DUI…

As prescription drug use rises, so do prescription drug-related DUI cases   Historically, the term driving under the influence, DUI, was inherently associated with driving under the influence of alcohol. In recent years, however, Tennessee courts are increasingly dealing with DUID cases, or driving under the influence of drugs. Tennessee law has always encompassed a…

Six Steps to Divorce in Tennessee A divorce is a true emotional trauma in anyone’s life. Your family and your assets are thrown into a sort of limbo, with the outcome unknown until the final judgment is rendered. And in between filing and final statements, a lot has to happen. Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at…

What Rights Do Fathers Have After a Divorce in Tennessee? As a father, facing a divorce case can seem like an uphill battle. You assume the courts will side with your children’s mother when it comes to matters of support and custody. But don’t despair. All things being equal, fathers share equal rights to share…

According to data collected by the Center for Disease Control, Tennessee has a divorce rate higher than the national average, with 4.3 people out of every 1,000 getting divorced in 2011. Each of these people understands the potential for financial challenges and losses when splitting up assets and liabilities during a divorce process.Property division can…

In Tennessee - and in most other states - in order for both parents to have the right to sue for custody, request parenting time/visitation with a child or ask for child support, the child in question must have both a legal mother and a legal father. Maternity is, obviously, easy enough to figure out,…

Study sheds new light on distracted driving among teens Teenage drivers are often treated as the scapegoats in conversations about the nation's ongoing distracted driving epidemic, but a recent study shows that young drivers tend to start off as more attentive drivers than adults - before quickly going astray. According to a report published recently…

After a divorce, money can get tight. The transition of going from a two-income family to a one-income family is a difficult one, and many people have to make cuts. Financial situations become even more difficult when one spouse was not working and was staying at home to take care of the family. This person…

New Technologies Lead to New Risks on the Road Twenty years ago, drunk driving and drowsy driving were two of the biggest threats on our nation's highways. Though those threats still exist today, distracted driving has emerged as a serious safety concern with the recent proliferation of smart phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.Startling…

New Drug May Help Those with Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are a significant problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 200,000 people in the United States are currently living with an SCI. Experts estimate that an additional 12,000 to 20,000 people suffer an…