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DUI Penalties in Tennessee

You got a DUI in Memphis, Covington, Cordova, or Germantown, Tennessee. If you are like many of the DUI clients represented by Shannon A. Jones, Attorney at Law, you are probably mad at the officer who stopped you and perhaps angrier at yourself for getting one.

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Domestic Violence in Tennessee: What to Do First

Sadly, domestic violence is an ongoing problem in Tennessee. Regardless of the circumstances, however, if you believe you are a victim of domestic violence, you must take action immediately.

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Common Pitfalls of a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements have a rather poor reputation. Poorly executed prenuptial agreements earn that reputation; however, well-crafted and fair prenuptial agreements do what they should, which is to protect the interests of both spouses-to-be after they have uttered their vows.

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What to Do If Your Ex Puts Your Child at Risk

Divorce can be a painful and emotional experience for every party involved, parents and children alike. Custody arrangements are usually established to determine the rights, duties, and responsibilities of each parent to their child.

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At What Age Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?

Anyone who has gone through a divorce with children — or was a child watching their parents divorce — knows how difficult it can be. Your whole family is forced to restructure their lives, and as parents, you’ll have to come to an agreement about custody.

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Divorce vs. Annulment vs. Legal Separation

A failing marriage affects every facet of your life, including your home, children, work, family, and friends. You made a lifetime commitment, and that makes the decisions you need to make now confusing, emotional, and extremely difficult.

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Steps to Take to Prepare for Divorce

Filing for divorce can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. In fact, many couples on the verge of divorce delay initiating the process simply because getting a divorce is complicated

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Finding Hidden Income and Assets

If you’re going through a divorce, you know that separating two lives from one another can be a complex and agonizing task. However, many couples will need the help of a family law attorney to ensure the property is divided equitably.

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Understanding Family Law Appeals

One of the best aspects of the Tennessee judiciary system is the ability to file an appeal after receiving a judgment in civil court. According to statistics from the Annual Report of the Tennessee Judiciary, there were 848 total appeals filed in the Tennessee Court of Appeals in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

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How a New Child or Marriage May Affect Support

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that as of May 2020, there were 12.9 million custodial parents in the United States caring for 21.9 million children under 21 years of age. Of those 12.9 million custodial parents, 79.9 percent were mothers.

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