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Tennessee does not recognize common law marriage

Tennessee doesn't recognize what other states consider to be "common law marriages." Some states allow common law marriages to be formed when two individuals in a relationship cohabitate for a set period of time. This would then create a marital union to allow for support, alimony, and surviving spouse benefits upon death. A recent case has highlighted the issues that arise when individuals who were in such a recognized relationship in another state move to Tennessee.

Federal Judge: Tennessee Must Reinstate Driver Licenses Revoked for Failure to Pay

A federal judge ruled that the state of Tennessee cannot revoke driver licenses for those who cannot afford to pay their court costs, and must reinstate those previously revoked. The State has appealed the decision.

Address for New Rutherford County Courthouse in Murfreesboro

Rutherford County's new Judicial Building was completed in Murfreesboro this summer and is only a few blocks away from the old courthouse on the square. However, for many people whose case began in the old courthouse and was moved to the new one, actually finding the address has proved difficult. Even Google Maps has the address listed incorrectly! But don't worry, we've got you covered.

Law Enhances Sentences for Undocumented

A new Tennessee law gives judges the power to increase the severity of the sentence for criminal defendants if they are undocumented immigrants. If you or someone you know is undocumented, continue reading to understand more about the impact of this law.

Termination of Parental Rights Clarified by Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently entered a ruling that clarified what Judges must look at when a case is brought before them attempting to terminate the parental rights over a child. If you have a termination of rights case, or want to know more about your rights, please continue reading below. 

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Hit and Run in Tennessee

Relocating with children after a Divorce

After a parenting plan has been put in place by a Judge, there are certain steps that need to be followed if one of the parties desires to move more than fifty (50) miles away or out of the state. The Tennessee Supreme Court has recently clarified each party's rights and obligations when desiring to relocate. 

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