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ISSUES IN DIVORCE CASES

By Jay Ingrum

Top 10 Issues in Divorce Cases 10. Fault: Most parties to a divorce spend too much time focused on whose fault it is for the breakup of the marriage. Most judges will tell you that there is more than enough fault to go around. Judges would rather the parties and their respective attorneys just cut to the chase and address …

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7 Important Things to Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

By Grayson Cannon

1. Social Security won’t pay anyone without an application. If you got denied and let your time to appeal lapse, you will need to re-apply. You must have an application pending for SSA to act on, and if denied, follow the timelines in your written denial notice regarding appeal. 2. The basic difference between Social Security Disability and SSI Disability …

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GPS tracking of cars

By Jay Ingrum

If you are about to get a divorce or if you don’t trust your significant other, and you want to try your hand a playing detective by placing a GPS tracking device on a car, then you might want to read this blog post first. If you don’t, then you might find yourself in a bit of trouble. Tennessee Code …

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What Does It Mean to Probate an Estate?

By Grayson Cannon

There are lots of questions out there about what probate means. Some people throw the word “probate” out as if it’s evil and something to be avoided. However, with a little knowledge and information, it’s easy to see why probate is necessary and what probate actually accomplishes. Probate is a process, not just an event. It is an orderly method …

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Illegal Search and Seizure

By Jay Ingrum

A police officer may stop a motorist for a violation of traffic laws.  The stop is valid even if the officer used the traffic violation as a pretext for stopping the car.  The United States’ Supreme Court has upheld such pretext stops as constitutional under the 4th Amendment to the United States’ Constitution. Once a police officer has a motorist …

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Drug Courts help drug offenders

By Jay Ingrum

There are over 2 million men and women in prison in America. Over 80% of those in prison have alcohol or drug problems. Many prisoners are alcoholics and drug addicts. In my criminal defense law practice, I see that most crime is directly or indirectly linked to alcohol and drug abuse or mental health problems or some combination of the …