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What happens after foreclosure?
Grandparent's Rights in Tennessee
False Claims Act - Remedy for being put in a tough position by an employer.
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Divorce in General


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What happens after foreclosure?

If  we are foreclosed upon, do we have to immediately vacate the property?” 

The answer to that question isn’t as straightforward as one may think.
Generally, there are two different paths to remove the former homeowner after being foreclosed upon: (1) formal eviction process, and (2) informal negotiations between former homeowner and new owner (usually the lender bank or the highest bidder at the foreclosure sale). The first option of formal eviction can be costly and requires additional involvement of the justice system.

Grandparent's Rights in Tennessee

The Administrative Office of the Courts made the following release today:

Nashville, Tenn. – A Tennessee Supreme Court ruling today clarifies that parents and grandparents must satisfy the same legal standards in disputes over modifications to existing court-ordered grandparent visitation.
In the Court’s unanimous Opinion, a parent or grandparent asking a court to modify or terminate court-ordered grandparent visitation must prove that a material change in circumstances has occurred and that a modification or termination of grandparent visitation is in the child’s best interests.

False Claims Act - Remedy for being put in a tough position by an employer.

The False Claims Act, passed in 1863 to combat rampant fraud committed by government-contracted individuals and companies, is today the federal government’s most powerful tool in fighting fraud, waste, and other wrongdoing. Every year this type of fraud amounts to billions of dollars in lost taxpayer money.

The FCA’s qui tam “whistleblower” provision, which allows people not affiliated with the U.S. government to file lawsuits on behalf of the government when they witness fraud, gross waste, mismanagement, abuse of power, and other wrongdoing representing a substantial financial loss or threat to public health and safety.

Local Court Links

Here are some local court websites:

Hamilton County General Sessions (Civil):

Hamilton County Circuit Court Filing Fees: http://www.

Divorce in General

Any divorce is a difficult situation.  I often tell my clients that everything in marriage has been about piecing two lives together.  Spouses focus on how to live together and, often times, approach every challenge and situation thinking about how two people will approach a situation.  When folks get divorced they are attempting to reverse that entire thought and action process by learning once again how to do things as a singular individual.  It can be a scary proposition emotionally, physically and mentally.
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