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You and your spouse divorce: Can you still share a home?

When you got married, if someone were to have told you that you'd one day be divorced but still sharing a home with your former spouse, you'd likely have thought it was a crazy idea. Now, here you are, however, many years later, facing decisions regarding whether to uproot your children and enter the challenging process of transporting them between houses or allowing them to continue living where they've lived during your marriage. The idea posed earlier in your marriage doesn't sound so crazy anymore.

In fact, so many people have come on board with this idea that has come to be colloquially known as the nesting process. If maintaining stability in your children's lives as they adapt to your divorce is a high priority to you, you may want to consider this option.

Are you tired of hearing about fatigued trucker accidents?

Like every state in the union, Tennessee sees its share of big rigs. Thousands of them travel the interstates and highways on their way to who knows where. Many pass through without a trace, but some leave an indelible mark on the people they encounter. Far too many news stories involve the serious injury or death of someone who unexpectedly encountered a tired truck driver.

Truck drivers spend several hours on the road each day. Anyone who has driven hundreds of miles in one day knows that it can make you tired. That might seem counterintuitive, considering you are just sitting, but it takes a surprising amount of energy. When a truck driver fails to take the time to recharge, it can provide a recipe for disaster.

4 tips for divorcing a narcissist

Though in the beginning you may have overlooked many flaws in your spouse due to the love you felt, that willingness to let issues go may have waned over time. In fact, you may have come to the unfortunate realization that you married a narcissist. Your situation may prove even more difficult if this realization came about due to enduring extensive emotional or physical abuse due to his or her selfish tendencies.

At this point, you undoubtedly know that you have options for escaping such an unhealthy relationship. Though you may want to end the marriage in order to move on with your life, the idea of going through divorce can seem daunting as well. You may wish to consider the following tips to feel more at ease with your decision.

Recovery for your family after the wrongful death of a loved one

The unexpected death of a loved can be traumatic for any Tennessee family. When a car accident claims of the life of an innocent individual, it can leave grieving loved ones with medical bills and other costs that they may not be able to manage. These financial losses coupled with a time grief can seem overwhelming and insurmountable.

If you are mourning the wrongful death of a loved one because of a car accident or other type of accident, you do not have to navigate the aftermath on your own. It is possible that you could have a rightful claim to financial compensation. While this will not undo what happened, it can help your family recoup some of your losses and allow you to move forward after this trauma.

The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC is a winner in Readers' Choice contest

Participants in the 2017 Leaf-Chronicle Readers' Choice Awards contest have chosen The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC as the winner of the "Favorite Employer" category. It is the seventh straight year the firm has won the award.

The Readers' Choice awards is a local contest that began in 2010. Voting is conducted online in variety of categories, including: Business & Money, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Professional Services and Retail Services.

Do you know what to expect when meeting with an attorney?

After suffering serious injuries in a car accident, you may want to pursue compensation for those injuries and other damages. However, you may not feel well-versed enough in the legal proceedings that go along with filing a personal injury claim to follow such a path on your own. Luckily, you do have the option of seeking assistance from legal professionals who could provide you with valuable information and advice.

Of course, when looking for legal counsel, you certainly want to find the person best suited for your needs. Therefore, you may wish to have an idea of what you may encounter when consulting with an attorney for the first time.

Intersection crash: Who's at the corner of fault and restitution?

Because car accidents can cause a substantial amount of physical and mental anguish, you may feel the need to take legal action if you have suffered in such an event. Of course, in order to file a claim against the driver considered responsible, you need an official determination of fault. Though you may know that you did not cause the accident, evidence and details of the crash require consideration.

If your accident occurred at an intersection -- as many car crashes do -- determining who had the right of way can play a significant role. However, coming to this conclusion may prove difficult if conflicting reports exist regarding what the traffic signals may have indicated at the time of the collision. Luckily, investigations and reconstructions can often help reach the correct conclusions.

Get a leg up when fighting the results of a one-leg stand test

Getting pulled over for suspected impairment is not a small thing. One's behavior and cooperation with police are very important in such a situation. If any signs that you might be impaired are present, the officer will likely ask you to take part in field sobriety testing. One test that police commonly administer in Tennessee and Kentucky and elsewhere is the one-leg stand test.

What exactly is the one-leg stand test? Is it accurate? Can I refuse?

This is not your father's custody battle

Traditional philosophies of parenting hold fast to the idea that spending time away from their mothers is harmful to children. Some well-respected psychologists believe that even if a child of divorced parents spends the night with his or her own father, the bond between the child and the mother may be damaged. If you are a divorced parent of a small child, you may be concerned about this as well.

However, new research shows that time spent with fathers is not hazardous to the mother-child bond. In fact, it is likely healthy for the child's relationship with both parents.

I have cancer. Do I have a valid claim for disability benefits?

There is nothing as frightening as a diagnosis of cancer, and the last thing you want to worry about at this time is your financial health. However, with cancer often comes treatments and chemotherapy that may leave you unable to work for an extended period of time.

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