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April 2018 Archives

What it means to be charged with intent to distribute crimes

Most Tennessee residents know that the mere possession of an illegal drug may be enough to land them in jail after a criminal conviction. However, a possession charge may be the lesser of their worries if they are also charged with an offense related to an intent to distribute an illegal drug. This post will briefly discuss the difference between these two types of charges and the elements that prosecutors must satisfy in order to prevail on their accusations.

Are there any alternatives to making monthly alimony payments?

One of the few matters that may exist after a couple has ended its marriage is the payment of alimony. If a Tennessee resident was ordered to pay their ex-spouse a monthly alimony sum, that payer may be accountable to their ex every month for the stipulated amount for many years. As most people want to move on after their divorces, this ongoing commitment can become burdensome and make it difficult for them to evolve.

Drunk driving allegations are serious legal dilemmas

This Tennessee legal blog has offered several informative posts on ways that law enforcement officials may collect evidence of intoxication from individuals who they believe have driven while drunk. These collection tools can include breathalyzer and blood tests, field sobriety tests, and other assessments. If a person is stopped and arrested for drunk driving, they should know that law enforcement officers believe they are guilty and that they are in for a serious legal battle regarding their driving sobriety.

What you do and say matters as your kids cope with divorce

Children have a way of looking at the world differently than adults. When it comes to divorce, the more you try to see things through your children's eyes, the better you'll be able to help them cope. The bottom line is that something that may seem insignificant to you as an adult may be very important to a child. For instance, let's say you have a family tradition of eating pizza on Saturdays at your favorite Tennessee pizza shop.

Why is my prenuptial agreement being rendered invalid?

Before entering into a marriage, the partners to a Tennessee couple may decide to protect their financial futures by entering into a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, sometimes referred to as a prenup, is a contract that two people make in anticipation of marriage that outlines their financial rights and responsibilities to each other during their marriage and how their assets and debts will be handled in the event of divorce. While most prenups survive scrutiny and serve their purposes for couples that divorce, others are considered invalid for a variety of reasons.

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