Can you trust nice little old lady in fender bender?

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I received a phone call from a friend of mine who informed me he was in a fender bender with no remarkable property damage other than superficial scratches.  He informed me that he did not call the police for a police report and gave her cash to cover the scratches.  He remarked that he trusted the lady and gave her his information such as license tag and number.  This reminded me of the Andy Griffith Show episode where Barney bought a car from the proverbial nice little old lady that appeared … [Read more...]

Can a child file a lawsuit?

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Minors in Tennessee can be a party to a cause of action for a variety of torts.  However, “Minors cannot act for themselves in contracting with counsel and otherwise making provisions to institute [a lawsuit]. They must depend on someone to act for them.” Busby v. Massey, 686 S.W.2d 60, 62 (Tenn. 1984).  Because minors cannot sue in their own names but must sue by another, id., an infant may sue by next friend if the infant “does not have a duly appointed representative, or if justice requires.” … [Read more...]

Fall Risks for Older Adults

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According to a new CDC study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), an estimated 234,000 people ages 15 and older were treated in U.S. emergency departments (ED) in 2008 for injuries that occurred in bathrooms. Four out of 5 of these injuries were caused by falls—which can have especially serious consequences for older adults. Almost one-third (30 percent) of adults aged 65 and above who were injured in bathrooms were diagnosed with fractures. Among adults aged 85 and … [Read more...]

What is difference between separate property and marital property?

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In making its division of property, the trial court must first classify the property as either separate or marital property, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-4-121(b). Kinard v. Kinard, 986 S.W.2d 220, 230 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1998). This distinction is important because Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-4-121(a) provides for the distribution of marital property only. The character of whether the asset or debt is separate or marital is crucial in the proper equitable division of the same.  Separate property or … [Read more...]

Divorce mediation required in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, adjudication of a divorce can occur in two ways.  You and your spouse and enter into a marital dissolution agreement whereby division of debts and assets are agreed to.  If a marital dissolution agreement cannot be accomplished then a trial must occur before the circuit or chancery court.  However, prior to having a final trial a mediation between you and your spouse must occur by a "rule 31" mediator.  The Tennessee legislature enacted  T.C.A. 36-4-131(a) where each party of a … [Read more...]

Welcome to my family law blog.

Welcome to my family law blog where I plan to post interesting points of law and fact patterns that may assist you in your research of a particular issue or question you may have.  Family law is an emotional arena where emotional issues of relationships and welfare of children are fought for and adjudicated.  If I may be of assistance to you with a personal consultation, please feel free to contact our office. … [Read more...]

Sumner County Personal Injury Attorney

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Hendersonville, Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney Sumner County is a county located in northern Middle Tennessee. Its county seat is Gallatin, but its largest town is Hendersonville. The county is named after American Revolutionary War figure Jethro Sumner. The 2010 Census by the U.S. Census Bureau gives Sumner County a total population of 160,645 broken down by the following: Hendersonville – 51, 372 and Gallatin - 30,278 with the remaining living in the county. Our firm has handled … [Read more...]

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