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Top Tips for Choosing a Nashville Family Law Attorney
Alyssa Castronovo

When facing the complexities of divorce or child custody litigation, having a competent and compassionate divorce attorney by your side can make all the difference. However, choosing the right legal counsel can be difficult. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when selecting your attorney: Lawyers can have experience in multiple areas…

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Joint Land Ownership in Tennessee
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Does Each Co-Tenant Have the Right to Use 100% of Joint Property? In Tennessee, 95.2% of the land is privately owned.[i] In many cases, private land is concurrently owned by two or more individuals as tenants in common. Although each co-tenant in a tenancy in common holds an undivided interest in the property and retains…

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“Working From Home” The Nashville Way 
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Is Operating a Business Out of Your Home Illegal in Nashville?  With over 1,600 home-based businesses operating in the city of Nashville, Tennessee, could it be true that many of them are illegal?¹ Section 17.16.250 of Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws that governs residential zoning ordinances contains a provision regarding “home occupations”.²…

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Tennessee’s New Covid-19 Law and Its Impact on Enforcement of Mandates
Andy Goldstein

On November 12, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a new law addressing several issues related to the response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and COVID-19 vaccinations. The new law became effective immediately upon being signed by Gov. Lee on November 12, 2021. Among other things, the new law significantly curtails…

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Emergency Child Custody Issues in Tennessee
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The main concern of most parents in Tennessee is the welfare of their child.  However, occasionally a single parent or a family will find themselves in the unfortunate and often heart-wrenching situation of dealing with the legal issue of emergency child custody. Emergency custody matters may arise due to any of the following:  the commitment…

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Update on Understanding Distribution of Military Retirement Benefits in Tennessee Divorces
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Grayson v. Grayson Tennessee Court of Appeals A recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case spent significant time analyzing and discussing United States Department of Defense Financial Management Regulations regarding military retirement benefits in divorce. Grayson v. Grayson, No. E2020-01339-COA-R3-CV, 2021 Tenn. App. LEXIS 354 (Ct. App. Sep. 3, 2021). Grayson v. Grayson Facts In the…

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Why Is My Divorce Taking Forever?
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The marriage is over but the divorce lingers on.  Perhaps you are one who has now reached a high level of frustration because you still can’t get on with your life, because you and your ex-spouse are deadlocked on every issue, and because your divorce is dragging along at a snail’s pace.  Actually, your consternation…

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What Is the Physical Disability Review Board (PDRB)?
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The Physical Disability Review Board was created by federal law with the passage of the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act in 2008. The DTWWA made several significant changes to the care of wounded veterans. First, the law required the military branches to use the same disability determination rating scale as that used by the…

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Beware of New Tennessee Anti-SLAPP Legislation
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Recently, the Tennessee Senate and General Assembly unanimously passed HB 0777/SB1097 otherwise known as the Tennessee Public Participation Act. On April 23, 2019, Governor Bill Lee signed the bill which will become effective on July 1, 2019. This statute dictates new anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) measures for all citizens of Tennessee. The Tennessee…

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The Path to Legal Permanent Residence in Nashville, T Part 2: Family-Based Immigration
Andy Goldstein

Throughout America, one of the greatest struggles facing millions of immigrants is that of obtaining lawful permanent residence or – as it is commonly called – a “Green Card.” There are dozens of possible paths to obtaining a Green Card. Even many undocumented immigrants have a pathway to legal permanent residence available to them. Part…

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