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Social Media, Electronic Information and Your Divorce

By Grayson Cannon

Most people nowadays have some sort of presence on social media. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts are common for people of all ages, all occupations and all walks of life. Even my 81 year-old mom posts on Facebook. What many posters forget, however, is that these postings become a sort of permanent record, readily accessible to be used against them …

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Police searches of your cell phone

By Jay Ingrum

With the proliferation of cell phone or smart phone technology, the law has had a difficult time keeping up! Now, due to advancements in cell phone technology, both adults and children are walking around with “computers” in their hands at all times. They store all their contacts including names, addresses, and phone numbers in their cell phones. They store photos …

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How Does the Court Decide Child Custody?

By Grayson Cannon

Child custody is an important decision and each case is very fact-driven. For this reason it is very difficult to compare one case to another. Many of the old legal presumptions that were used for many years for courts to decide child custody are no longer applied. For example, courts no longer apply the presumption that children of a very …

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Boating Under the Influence

By Jay Ingrum

Here in Sumner County, Tennessee, we are blessed with Old Hickory Lake, the Cumberland River, the Red River, and many creeks and streams.  Many boaters enjoy these waterways with their family and friends.  Further, many boaters believe that water and alcohol “go together like peanut butter and jelly.”  However, that could not be further from the truth.  It is both …

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QDROs

By Grayson Cannon

There are many timely steps involved in receiving your rightful benefits after a divorce. When your divorce decree grants you a portion of a former spouse’s retirement benefits, you should be aware that there are certain time constraints on taking action to get those benefits transferred. Delays cost money and, in some cases, could prevent you from receiving all or …

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Social Security Disability

By Grayson Cannon

Every year, there are changes that have a big impact on Social Security recipients. In order to stay abreast of these changes, it is important to familiarize yourself with these yearly changes. We have a history of helping people navigate these changes at Phillips & Ingrum, so if you have any questions be sure to give us a call. The …