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In Tennessee, child support payments are based on Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. They use an income share model for determining how much the alternate residential parent (non-custodial parent) will pay to the primary residential parent, as his or her share of the child’s upkeep and support.
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Let’s say you find yourself on the wrong side of the law. You have never gotten in trouble before, but now, due to a foolish mistake, you find yourself charged with a crime. You are in a panic because you do not know how this will affect your education, your job and your future.
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In May 2018, Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law which finally brings an end to child marriage in Tennessee. No longer can minors under the age of 17 get married thanks to this new law.
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Everyone knows that drinking and driving are a potentially deadly combination. With graduation season upon us, it is time to remind our teens to make a conscious decision to celebrate responsibly. Graduation season is a time to celebrate and have fun with friends.
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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a lifeblood for disabled Americans. The difference between being approved for SSDI and denied eligibility means more than just a regular income check. Disability approval also means the claimant is entitled to Medicare benefits after a two-year waiting period.
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Probate attorneys are keenly aware of the difficulties families encounter when a loved one’s estate enters the probate process. This process can extend out for many months, consuming not only time but also precious resources from which other beneficiaries may have been helped.
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Working with a disability lawyer does give you some important advantages. You are never required to hire a lawyer to be approved for benefits, but having an attorney on your side as you wade through the challenging task of applying for SSDI benefits has countless advantages over trying to do it all on your own.

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If you go through a divorce in Tennessee, you’re probably going to have to go through mediation, first. We have found that our clients who come in with some idea of what they want the most are often more willing to negotiate with their spouses, and to give mediation the “college try,” as they say.
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Probate is the way in which the assets of someone who dies are passed to his/her spouse, children, and other designees, and how creditors are paid. Probate requires that a personal representative be appointed (either by a Will or by the court) to collect, account for, and distribute the decedent’s assets. Typical assets include bank accounts, homes, cars, and retirement benefits.
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If you have been separated from your spouse for so long that you no longer know where he or she lives, but you are ready to get a divorce, you can still obtain a divorce. However, we highly recommend that this not be attempted without the aid of a lawyer. If the technical requirements are not followed absolutely, the divorce might not go through.
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