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 […]

At What Age Can You Legally Get Married in Tennessee?

By Jedidiah McKeehan It isn’t very common in this day and age and in this country for individuals to get married when they are extremely young.  It used to be much more common.  You may have heard of individuals getting married before they have even turned 18 years old. But what is the age at […]

Mailbox Tampering

What is it and what is the punishment for doing it By Jedidiah McKeehan Either you’ve done it, or you know someone who has done it…smashed a mailbox to smithereens.  You/they were probably young and thought it was hilarious and didn’t really think about any possible criminal ramifications. Well, unfortunately, tampering with a mailbox is […]

What does it mean to mitigate damages?

By Jedidiah McKeehan So one of the many legal terms that you hear from time to time is the term to “mitigate damages.” What does that term actually mean? Well, the best way to define it is to give an example.  Say you are renting a property and the tenant skips out on the lease […]

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