What are the grounds for divorce?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If someone wants to get a divorce in Tennessee, they have to prove to the court a reason why they should be granted a divorce. What are the options of “grounds” you can show to the court to get it to grant you a divorce? Tennessee Code Annotated 36-4-101 lists 15 options […]

Property Protected Even When You Have a Judgment Against You

By Jedidiah McKeehan I see lots of people come to the courthouse who end up with a judgment against them for some reason or another.  Maybe they got behind on their credit card payments, maybe they took out a payday loan that they shouldn’t have taken, or maybe they couldn’t pay the medical bills they […]

The Differences Between a Quitclaim Deed and a Warranty Deed

By Jed McKeehan When two people want to transfer ownership of real property (real property is land, a house, etc.) between them in exchange for money, the document that officially memorializes the transaction is called a deed.  A deed will have the description and location of the property on it as well as the name […]

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 […]