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Earning Credits for Social Security Benefits

By Grayson Cannon

When a person works in any covered employment (typically any job in the United States that is not otherwise covered by a government pension such as the military or employment by the U. S. Government or certain state and local governments), money is withheld from their earnings for Social Security taxes. These withholdings earn a person credits in the Social Security …

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BOB INGRUM: MY DAD, MY BOSS, MY MENTOR

By Jay Ingrum

Back when I began college at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, I always thought that I wanted to be an attorney one day.  By the time I graduated, I was so ready to get out of school that I couldn’t imagine going to law school.  So, I got out and landed my first “real job” working in public relations at …

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Closing the Barn Door – Post-Nuptial Agreements

By Grayson Cannon

As a domestic relations lawyer I’m a big proponent of Pre-Nuptial Agreements.  They can help define how a couple will divide assets either in a divorce, or at the death of the first member of the couple.  They can protect family assets for children of  previous marriage.  But what happens when the “happy couple” realizes only too late that perhaps …

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Leadership Law Blog – Jay Ingrum

By admin

LEADERSHIP LAW BLOG – JAY INGRUM Recently, I got the opportunity to take part in the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law (TBALL) Program. I want to recommend TBALL to any Tennessee attorney as it is an extremely worthwhile experience, not just for the legal knowledge you gain, but for the quality relationships you build with other lawyers across the state …

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Order of Protection Statute Update

By Grayson Cannon

In the last of our series of posts on changes to Tennessee law that have recently become effective, we’ll look at Tennessee’s Order of Protection statute and some new changes that are now effective. The Public Safety Act of 2016 authorizes courts and law enforcement officers to initiate an Order of Protection when there has been a domestic abuse incident where …

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Changes to Law in Tennessee Child Custody Matters

By Grayson Cannon

There are several new changes to Tennessee law which became effective July 1 of 2016 that impact child custody cases.  If you have a pending matter involving custody or parenting time, you should know about these important changes. Tennessee has for several years now required that certain automatic injunctions be issued whenever a new divorce action is filed.  These injunctions prohibited either party from …