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January 2018 Archives

What actions are considered obstruction of justice?

The term "obstruction of justice" sounds like the stuff of FBI investigations and large-scale cases regarding money laundering or corporate malfeasance. However, it covers a much broader range of activities that involve impeding an investigation or prosecution of a crime. Obstruction of justice can result in felony charges.

How do you ask for a prenup?

Prenuptial agreements are becoming de rigueur for couples planning to marry. Over 60 percent of family law attorneys in a recent survey said they have had more clients seeking prenups in recent years than previously. This includes younger adults commonly known as "millennials."

Legal guidance is often a crucial part of homebuying

For many first-time home buyers, it may not seem important to enlist the help of an attorney in the buying process. Unfortunately, this is almost certainly because they don't understand how many ways a home purchase can go sideways, making the process far more expensive in the long run or possibly even dismantling the deal altogether. If homebuyers do not navigate this process carefully, other parties may have grounds to sue.

Falsely reporting a crime can have serious legal consequences

It is illegal to intentionally make a false report of a crime to law enforcement. In most cases, it's a misdemeanor. However, depending on the type of crime reported and the amount of manpower called out to deal with it, the person accused of making the false report can be charged with a felony.

Digital spying is changing the modern divorce

More Americans are using digital methods to spy on their partners when their marriages are no longer working. According to a large number of investigators, divorce attorneys and a family court judge interviewed by NPR, increasing numbers of divorcing couples are turning to spying on their partners via their smartphones. 

Why do Tennesseans need a living will?

If you are a Tennessean who is considering putting an estate plan into place, one of the terms you'll hear from your attorney is "living will." This is a document you can use to designate your wishes on things like what you wish your end-of-life care to be and what procedures you wish, if any, to be used to prolong your life.

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