Last week this Tennessee family law blog discussed the important topic of orders of protection and how they may be issued by the courts. Generally, an order of protection may be issued if a court finds that a person is the victim of alleged domestic violence and is in need of support to avoid continuing problems with their alleged aggressor. However, last week's post also noted that not every order of protection that is issued is based off of good information and that issues can arise for individuals who have been wrongfully identified as domestic violence aggressors.
Tennessee courts are tasked with issuing protective orders when individuals petition for protection from others who they believe are threats to them. It is important that readers understand that the circumstances discussed in this blog are not the only ways that protective orders may be issued and that different factual scenarios can have different legal outcomes. However, temporary protective orders are generally issued when violence has been threatened or allegedly committed against a person by someone else.
There is no perfect substitute for real in-person time with one's child. From holding their hand while crossing the street to pushing them on swings when out at the park, a parent cherishes the opportunities that they have to be near their children. Unfortunately, some Tennessee parents have to move far from their kids in order to accommodate their jobs or new relationships.
While it's true that divorce is an adult issue, when parents decide to end their marriages, it greatly affects their children's lives. As you prepare for a new lifestyle, your children's best interests are undoubtedly one of your highest priorities. You and your spouse must resolve numerous issues, including where your kids will live and how you'll tell them that you are severing your marital ties.
Anyone who watches police dramas has witnessed a fictitious scene in which a police officer pounds on a person's door and demands access because they have a search warrant. According to these popular shows, a search warrant appears to be a magic key that grants law enforcement officials access to any location that they want to go. However, Tennessee residents should know that search warrants are judicially ordered devices that must meet and conform to certain legal standards.