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What is Hearsay?

Anybody who's watched any law-based TV shows has heard the term "hearsay". What is hearsay evidence, really? read more...

What is an Order of Protection?

This is a very simplified summary of Orders of Protection.  A complete description would require a lot more space and honestly would be a lot more than a normal person wants to read. First: Seek Help If you are a victim of domestic violence, you should seek help from the police or do a google ... read more...

Recording Phone Calls Between a Child and the Other Parent

Making recordings of a telephone calls between children and the other parent may seem like a good idea, but is it legal?  Can the recordings be used at a divorce or custody hearing?  Could you be arrested for making these recordings? The answer (as is common in everything involving the law) is ... read more...

Reese Witherspoon’s father a bigamist?

Reese Witherspoon's parents, Mary Elizabeth and John Witherspoon, may have a problem. Mary Elizabeth filed a petition in Davidson county on May 9th, 2012 accusing her husband of running off to Gatlinburg, TN and marrying another woman. read more...

Metro Courthouse Security, Protecting People Against Wallets Since 2001

12 July, 2011 by Lawrence in Messed up people
To protect the safety of the public you'd expect the courthouse security officers to be looking for weapons, or things that could be used as weapons: knives, guns, bats, ice picks, iron pipes, mannequin arms, dead cats, etc. In reality, it's not quite that simple. read more...

Facebook Places and Your Security

20 August, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Messed up people
Facebook recently launched a new function called Facebook Places.  This is a new function (active on your mobile device) that allows you to quickly post not only your location, but you can include the names of those with you. At first blush, this sounds like a lot of fun.  If you’re at a ... read more...

Who Will Pull Your Plug?

Yesterday the news broke that the person who authorized doctors to remove Gary Coleman's life support was his ex-wife. Who has the power to pull your plug? read more...

Torture Until Divorce Papers are Signed- When Divorce Turns Violent

Think your divorce is messed up?  Chances are you’ve got nothing on this story out of California. Kidnapping, drugging, torture Mohammad Hanafi of Hawthorne, California is currently on trial on accusations that he and a friend kidnapped his wife and proceeded to torture her for five days ... read more...

How to Change Custody in Tennessee

The courts in Tennessee follow a two step process when considering whether to modify your Parenting Plan.  First, the judge must find there has been a material change in circumstances.  Then, the court must find that a change in the Parenting Plan is in the best interests of the children. This ... read more...