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August 2018 Archives

Striking the right balance in a physical custody arrangement

It can be very hard for people going through a divorce to divide up their lives after spending years together in a committed marriage. They may fight over which of them will keep their marital home, and they may disagree over how their shared property should be separated between them. One matter that can be particularly hard for Tennessee parents to agree on is how they should split their time with their children after a divorce.

What does 'drug manufacturing' mean?

Manufacturing is often a concept that applies to the building of goods like automobiles. When a Tennessee resident thinks of something that has been manufactured they may picture in their mind a large warehouse or industrial facility where machines push metal and other supplies along in order to create a finished product. However, manufacturing can have a criminal connotation when it comes to drug crimes.

Allegations of domestic violence can impact child custody rights

Preserving one's access to their own children following a separation or divorce can be a significant priority to a Tennessee parent. In most cases a parent can, at the very least, preserve visitation time with their child if a court finds that such contact will serve the child's best interests. However, in some cases certain allegations can limit or even curtail a parent's desires to be with their children and can even cut off their parental rights.

Is it time to tell your children that you're getting divorced?

Most Tennessee parents would agree that numerous types of issues could arise in life that they don't share with their children. For instance, if you have money problems, you may tell your kids that you'll be cutting back on social events or spending, but you might not necessarily give them the finer details of your situation so as not to worry them or place undue burdens on them that they aren't mature enough to handle. 

Take the conflict out of your divorce with mediation

Despite what Tennessee residents may hear, not every divorce has to be a knockdown, drag-out battle between two people who once vowed to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. People change and when they do they may find that the relationships that they are in are not compatible with the futures that they see for themselves. Divorce facilities change, and in some cases that change can be accomplished without fighting.

Illegal traffic stop searches may result in drug charges

Although law enforcement investigations can focus on certain drug charges like possession and distribution, many alleged drug charges are actually the product of secondary investigations. For example, a Tennessee police officer may pull a driver over for speeding only to allege that they saw drugs or drug paraphernalia in the cab of the driver's vehicle. Depending on the reason for the stop, a law enforcement officer may engage in a much more invasive search.

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