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June 2019 Archives

When will an award of alimony end?

As readers of this Tennessee legal blog may know, different divorce cases may yield different orders and post-marital outcomes. While some divorce proceedings may end with some of the parties receiving awards of alimony, others may result with the parties going their separate ways and dependent upon their own incomes. Questions of how divorce and alimony matters may work out should be brought up with readers' own family law attorneys as this post does not offer legal advice.

The importance of breathalyzer calibration

A breathalyzer is a machine that law enforcement officials may use to assess the level of alcohol, and therefore alleged intoxication, that a person may exhibit when they are driving. It is called a breathalyzer because it measures the concentration of alcohol in a person's breath and they breathe into the device for a reading. While breathalyzers may offer evidence that a driver has consumed alcohol, if they are not properly calibrated the readings that they produce may be deficient.

What is parenting time interference?

It can be an agonizing process for two Tennessee residents to work out the details of a child custody and visitation agreement. When they split up or divorce, parents must make decisions or have courts decide for them on matters related to where their children will live, how they will be supported, and who may make decisions about their welfare. Once their custody and visitation plans are set, the parents are bound to follow them or suffer the consequences of their actions.

Domestic violence can be of different types

This post provides general information about a very serious legal topic that can have significant consequences in both the criminal and family law courts of Tennessee: domestic violence. Domestic violence refers to acts of violence committed by and against members of a household or family. Not all accusations of domestic violence claim physical abuse; some claims of domestic violence are based on allegedly abusive conduct that is emotional, psychological, and sexual.

Probation violations can bring harsh penalties

If your DUI arrest ended with a conviction, you faced the potential for some serious penalties. Tennessee has some harsh consequences for drunk driving offenses, including mandatory jail time. Fortunately, after you serve the mandatory minimum, the judge may suspend the rest of your sentence. This means you will be on probation until you complete your sentence.

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