Many people are unpleasantly surprised to learn that in Tennessee they can be charged with DUIs if they give intoxicated persons permission to drive their vehicles. Called DUI by consent, this charge can result in the same type of consequences associated with actually being caught drinking and driving. Because of this, it's even more critical to do everything you can do to avoid being convicted of what are essentially second-hand DUI charges.
20 May 2016
If you have been injured in an auto accident, and the other driver has some fault in the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. This will help you recoup money for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. However, as soon as the claim is filed, the defendants' auto insurance company may begin working to reduce their liability in the case. This can save them money and reduce the amount of your final settlement.
11 April 2016
Legal separation is something you might be considering if your marriage is going through extreme difficulties. It is often the first step towards divorce; however, it can also be a tool used to reconcile a relationship. If your goal is to use this time to see if the marriage can be mended, you and your spouse should sit down and discuss guidelines for the separation. These are often referred to as boundaries or rules, and they can be quite helpful for a couple that hopes to be able to repair a broken relationship.
17 March 2016
If you are about to start your own business, then you need to think carefully about how you decide to structure or organize this business. Organization means that your business is classified as a sole proprietorship, a limited liability company, or an individual doing business as. A limited liability company (LLC) is a good choice if your business will be owned by multiple people. There are also some legal advantages to the type of business.
10 February 2016
Child custody battles are never easy, and as a father looking to gain custody of your son or daughter, you have a difficult road ahead. The unsettling truth is that, despite a large shift in gender roles, mothers are more likely to win the custody battle. Therefore, it's important you go into the custody battle prepared and knowing exactly what is expected of you. Below are three tips to help you with this:
21 January 2016
The average automobile features a broad range of safety features that are intended to help protect you and other occupants in the event of an accident. These include airbags, which are a part of your vehicle's supplemental restraint system. Although airbags are supposed to safeguard against serious injuries, there's also a small chance that they could malfunction and cause injuries of their own. The following explains how this could happen and what your legal options are in the aftermath.
22 December 2015
When it comes to filing for a divorce and going through divorce court, you might be tempted to fly solo. However, it is highly recommended that you do not attempt to go through the court proceedings by yourself, but rather, hire the services of a trusted and professional divorce attorney who knows the ins and outs of the laws themselves. A divorce attorney is highly recommended in order to protect your own interests.
9 December 2015