What is Probation in Tennessee?

By James Kemp and Ryan C. Davis What Is Probation in Tennessee? Keeping clients out of jail or reducing the amount of time that they may have to spend in jail is typically the primary goal for criminal defense attorneys. One way that this is...

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How do you Probate an Estate in Tennessee?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis How do you Probate an Estate in Tennessee? Probate is the process used under the law to settle the estate of someone who has died with the court’s supervision. A person is either appointed under a will as the...

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What Is A Small Estate Affidavit?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis What Is A Small Estate Affidavit in Tennessee? Under Tennessee Code Annotated § 30-4-101 et seq., a “small estate” is defined to mean an estate in which the value of the property does not...

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What Are the Felony Sentencing Ranges in Tennessee?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis What Are the Felony Sentencing Ranges in Tennessee? Tennessee classifies crimes as either Felonies or Misdemeanors. A Misdemeanor can range from Class A to Class C, with Class A being the most serious. If...

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What Are the Legal Defenses Against An Eviction?

By James Kemp and Ryan C. Davis What are the legal defenses against an eviction? Under Tennessee’s Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, landlords must follow very specific rules and procedures when evicting tenants. It should not...

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Frequently Asked Divorce Questions

By James Kemp and Ryan C. Davis How Long Do I Have to Live in Tennessee Before I Can Get Divorced? You must reside in Tennessee for at least 6 months before you can file for divorce in Tennessee.  How Long Does a Divorce Take? For a...

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What Constitutes a Substantial and Material Change in Circumstances?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis What Constitutes a Substantial and Material Change in Circumstances? Prior to any modifications or changes to a permanent parenting plan in Tennessee, there must first be a substantial and material change in...

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When Is the Modification of a Parenting Plan in the Best Interest of the Child?

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis When Is the Modification of a Parenting Plan in the Best Interest of the Child? There are two conditions that apply to every modification of a permanent parenting plan or child custody agreement. First, you must...

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Modifying a Permanent Parenting Plan

By Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis Modifying a Permanent Parenting Plan Anytime that parties with minor children are divorcing, a “permanent parenting plan” is required before the divorce can be finalized. Parties that have not been...

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What Are Miranda Rights?

by Jorie Zajicek and Ryan C. Davis What Are Miranda Rights? Miranda rights, or warnings, were established when the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Miranda v. Arizona, which held that officers had to inform defendants of...

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