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December 2018 Archives

Taking on pending drug charges in the New Year

For some, the beginning of a new calendar year marks an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and to start over without any negative carryover. It is in this spirit that some choose to draft resolutions and goals for themselves to reach as they aim to better themselves in the coming months. While planning for change in the New Year is not for everyone, those who are facing criminal charges and other legal troubles can often benefit from doing as much preparing as possible.

What is an order of protection in domestic violence cases?

When a court issues an order regarding the outcome of a legal matter, the parties who were part of the underlying legal matter may be bound to certain actions through the judgment of the court. For example, when two Tennessee parents go through a child custody hearing, they will be bound to the court's order regarding their shared time with their children. Similarly, when a party asks for an order of protection against someone they have accused of domestic violence, the accused party may be restricted in their actions and activities if an order is issued.

A child's unique needs are considered during custody hearings

It is not uncommon for Tennessee parents to want to provide their kids with better lives than they had when they were growing up. For some, that can mean giving their children the stable home that they did not have as youths. However, making a child the center of a parent's focus can be hard when they have to share the child with their ex. When establishing a child custody plan, parents and courts have to look at how best to serve the unique needs of a child.

When are ignition interlock devices ordered?

Most Tennessee drivers have heard of breathalyzer tests. A breathalyzer test is an assessment undertaken by a law enforcement official upon a person that they believe was driving while under the influence of alcohol. In order to perform the test the suspected drunk driver must blow into a tube so that the alcohol content of their breath may be analyzed.

Proactive steps for addressing child custody proceedings

You may never have expected to one day go through a divorce. Nonetheless, here you are, and you have a multitude of worries on your mind as you think about the marriage dissolution process ahead. In particular, you likely have significant concerns over the possible child custody outcomes.

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