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November 2016 Archives

How the states handle interrogation of juvenile suspects

Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of being questioned by law enforcement officials, or who has even just provided a witness statement or filed a report knows how intimidating the experience can be. Indeed, everything from the bright lights and undeniably claustrophobic feel of the interrogation room to the grim expressions and cold questioning of the officers can rapidly make any individual feel very uncomfortable.

5 considerations to make a flexible holiday time-sharing schedule

Ask any divorced parent and they will tell you that one of the most stressful times of the year is the time leading up to Christmas and other end-of-the-year holidays, due in part to a time-sharing agreement that was established months or even years in advance.

What's the difference between income tax negligence and fraud?

While it might seem strange to be talking about the much-dreaded chore of doing your taxes with Thanksgiving only days away, it actually won't be long until many people find themselves camped out in front of their computer or at their kitchen table trying to make sense of a myriad of arcane tax regulations.

How taxpayers can find much-needed relief via an offer in compromise - II

When a person enduring serious financial troubles receives a letter from the Internal Revenue Service demanding payment for a past-due tax debt, it can prove to be incredibly distressing. That's because unlike the typical creditor, the IRS has both vast resources and significant enforcement options at its disposal.

Experts identify new foe in the fight against distracted driving

When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its annual highway fatality numbers last year, many were anticipating another year of declining figures consistent with a trend that has endured for roughly four decades. What they received, however, was a rather sobering wake-up call about the current state of road safety here in the U.S.

Is an 'agreed divorce' right for you? -- III

Over the last month, our blog has been examining the agreed divorce process here in Tennessee, which allows spouses who concur on all points and who otherwise satisfy certain requirements (i.e., no kids under 18, no jointly-owned real estate, no retirement accounts) to secure an expedited split.

Determined and dynamic representation for accident victims

Given the near perfect weather that much of Tennessee has enjoyed over the last few weeks, a person could be forgiven for thinking that we are currently in the beginning of September. As wonderful as these temperate conditions have been, however, the reality is that we're now approaching the midway point of November, meaning colder weather is imminent.

Is an 'agreed divorce' right for you? -- II

In a previous post, we discussed how the law here in Tennessee provides for a simplified dissolution of marriage process known as "agreed divorce" in recognition of the fact that not all divorcing couples have been together for years, raised a family and/or accumulated sizeable assets.

How riding shotgun is helping the THP crack down on distracted driving

There is no question that one of the single biggest dangers on the roads and highways here in the U.S. is distracted driving. Indeed, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that 431,000 people were injured and another 3,179 were killed in 2014 alone in motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers.

A closer look at how the SSA determines disability - II

In a previous post, we started discussing how even though it can understandably prove to be very distressing from a financial perspective to be diagnosed with a serious illness or life-changing injury, those in this situation can derive some comfort from the knowledge that they may be eligible for benefits via the Social Security Administration's disability insurance program.

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