Entries by Jed McKeehan

Filing for Divorce in TN: Everything You Need to Know

If someone wants to get a divorce in Tennessee, they have to prove to the court a reason why they should be granted a divorce. What are the options of “grounds” you can show to the court to get it to grant you a divorce? Tennessee Code Annotated 36-4-101 lists 15 options that, if proven, […]

How to Maximize Your Tennessee Car Accident Settlement

Regardless of the extent of your injuries, a car accident can be very stressful. Dealing with a damaged vehicle and repairs is much easier than dealing with physical injuries and emotional issues. Remembering these five things can help to make your accident much less traumatic: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Tennessee Car Accident Settlement 1) […]

The Ultimate Guide to Tennessee DUI Laws and Penalties

Tennessee DUI Laws In Tennessee, a DUI is a Class A misdemeanor charge with a minimum sentence for a first conviction of DUI is 48 hours in jail, but can be as much as 11 months, 29 days in jail with fines, court costs, loss of license for a year and community service assessed. 2nd […]

Lemon Law in TN: What It Is and Why It’s Important

The Lemon Law in Tennessee What is the lemon law? That’s a term you may have heard before. A “Lemon” is a motor vehicle sold or leased after January 1, 1987, that has a defect or condition that substantially impairs the motor vehicle; and the person you bought it from cannot repair the vehicle after […]

Public Intoxication in Tennessee

My name is Jed McKeehan, and today, we’re going to talk about the term public intoxication and what that statute says about people who may or may not be publicly intoxicated. It’s codified at Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-310, and that statute says that if someone is in a public place and they are under the […]

Tennessee Child Custody Laws: What You Need to Know

Whether you’re married or not, it’s necessary to put a child custody arrangement in place if you and your child’s other parent decide to part ways. But how does a court determine what the arrangement will be? There are actually several factors used to determine child custody in Tennessee. You may have heard that mothers […]