Can You Go to Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There are individuals across this country who do not pay their child support.  There are many who do not even try to pay their child support.  While that in and of itself is tragic and unfortunate, how do the courts deal with these individuals?  How do they threaten them in to paying […]

Removing an Evicted Tenant’s Items from the Property

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you are a landlord and you go to court and get a tenant evicted, you do not actually get to take possession of the property right away. Landlord-tenant cases are heard in general sessions court in Tennessee, and there is a 10 day period in which the landlord or the tenant […]

Talking about car insurance during a car wreck trial

By Jed McKeehan Say you are involved a car wreck and you are hurt pretty seriously.  The driver who caused the wreck is a little old lady who is probably the nicest, sweetest grandma that ever lived.  Unfortunately, even though she’s very nice, she caused a wreck that sent you to the hospital and caused […]

What Is a Deposition?

By Jedidiah McKeehan A deposition is one of the terms you hear quite frequently in relation to legal matters.  Depositions are something that take place in a great number of legal cases, but what exactly is a deposition? A deposition is a party (either the person being sued, or the person suing), or a witness’s […]

How Much Money Do Judges Make?

By Jed McKeehan When we think about individuals who hold positions of authority in our life, there are a only a few different positions that immediately come to mind.  Law enforcement, a spiritual leader, your boss, and your parents are those people who you encounter on a regular/semi-regular basis who in some way hold some […]

The Best Legal App Out There

In this day and age there are all kinds of apps.  There are game apps, there are apps for productivity, there are apps that teach you how to speed read, and there are apps that teach you to how to speak other languages.  However, there are not many apps out there for attorneys. One app […]

Can You Get Married Without Being Present?

By Jed McKeehan When you think about marriage ceremonies, there are a few images that usually come to mind.  The bride walking down the aisle, saying vows in front of a minister, kissing the bride, having a reception, and maybe seeing a relative of the bridal party do or say something incredibly embarrassing. But what […]

Who Can Witness the Execution of a Will?

By Jed McKeehan So you would like to make a will, who do you need present to witness your will execution? Tennessee Code Annotated Section 32-1-104 states that you must have two disinterested witnesses to the will’s execution. What does “disinterested” mean? Disinterested means that the witness does not receive any gift or bequest under […]

What Force Can You Use to Protect Your Property?

By Jedediah McKeehan Say that you are walking out to your car after a trip to the store and you see someone breaking in to your car, or maybe you’re walking down the street and someone runs by and snatches your purse.  What can you do to recover or protect your property in these instances? […]

What does it mean to be an accessory after the fact?

By Jedidah McKeehan We’ve all seen the movie where a suspect is being questioned about their criminal history and they are reminded of how they were involved in an armed robbery many years ago.  The suspect always responds by saying that he was driving a car and his friends robbed a place and he inadvertently […]

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