Tennessee Passes New Distracted Driving Laws

Tennessee Passes New Distracted Driving Laws Laws taking effect in the new year are cracking down on dangerous distracted driving behaviors. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes it clear that distracted driving is one of the leading causes of automobile accidents in the United States. Furthermore, a National Safety Council (NSC) study…

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New Tennessee School Bus Law in Effect

New Tennessee School Bus Law A devastating 2016 school bus crash has pushed state law makers to enact more stringent laws regulating school buses in Tennessee. In 2016, six children died in a school bus crash that took place in Chattanooga. The driver, Johnthony Walker, was 24 years old at the time of the crash….

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What Is Considered an Easy Divorce?

What Is Considered an Easy Divorce? Divorce is difficult. Some types of divorces, however, prove to be much easier to navigate than others. Rarely are the words “easy” and “divorce” found in the same sentence. It is true, divorce is an emotionally and legally difficult time with far reaching implications for your personal and financial…

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Holiday Planning for Divorced Parents

Holiday Planning for Divorced Parents The holidays have unique challenges divorced parents must address. Often described as “the most wonderful time of the year,” Christmas and winter break can still present some stressful situations to address. This is doubly so for divorced parents who, each holiday season, are faced with figuring out who will be…

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Tennessee Drug Overdose Deaths Increase

Tennessee Drug Overdose Deaths Increase Recently released figures show the state continues to have pervasive issues with drugs. In 2016, 1,631 Tennessee residents died from drug overdoses. This is according to the most recent numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). It places 2016 as having the highest amount of drug related deaths…

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Time to Talk to Your College Student About Drinking

Time to Talk to Your College Kid About Drinking With college back in session, it is time to have a serious discussion with your college student about the dangers of drinking. The U.S. is experiencing a big problem with college students drinking to dangerous levels. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), part…

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Who Gets to Keep the Family Pet During Divorce?

Who Gets to Keep the Family Pet During Divorce? Know the law on who may get custody of your furry family members in the event of a divorce Approximately 62 percent of U.S. homes have at least one pet, according to the Human Society. Pets are often considered to be beloved family members. It is,…

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My Spouse Isn’t Following the Divorce Agreement

What Should I Do If My Spouse Isn’t Following the Divorce Agreement? Take action now to enforce your legal rights A divorce agreement must be obeyed by both parties. It is considered to be a court order and there are serious repercussions for violating a court order. Tennessee especially does not take this type of…

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Tennessee Among States with Highest Divorce Rates

Tennessee Among States with Highest Divorce Rates   Report puts Tennessee in sixth place among states with the highest divorce rates In 2016, Tennessee tied for sixth place, along with Arkansas, Kentucky, and Washington, as one of the nation’s states with the highest divorce rates. With a divorce rate of 12.5%, Tennessee once again proves…

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Tennessee Is on the List for the Worst Drivers in the Nation

Tennessee Is on the List for the Worst Drivers in the Nation You may have been driving around Tennessee and thought, “Wow. Tennessee drivers are the worst.” Well, now a survey compiled by SmartAsset, a personal-finance company, proves that this is actually true. Tennessee ranked in the top 10 for states with the worst drivers….

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