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The Advantages of Uncontested Divorce

Residents in Tennessee can file for one of two different types of divorce. With contested divorce, the couple splitting up cannot agree to terms therefore go to trial. The 12 different grounds for contested divorce include adultery, habitual drunkenness or drug use, impotency or sterility, bigamy or conviction of a felony.

Uncontested divorce technically means that you have filed for divorce and your spouse has opted not to fight or contest. But it's generally understood that uncontested divorce means that the couple mutually agrees to split apart on good terms. If you plan to go this direction you can go with the no-fault grounds of irreconcilable differences for divorce.

7 Steps to Follow After Getting Into an Accident

You were driving along, minding your own business and listening to some music on the radio. Then the pick-up truck in the next lane on Middlebrook Pike veers into your lane and hits your passenger side door before swerving back into their own lane.

The good news is that you aren't hurt and are able to pull the car safely over to the side of the road. Happily, the driver who hit you also pulls over. You both turn off your vehicles and get out.

What are the 3 types of driver distractions?

Distracted driving is a grave problem on American roadways, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that distracted driving behaviors claim eight lives and cause more than 1,100 injuries in the United States every day. Many people tend to associate the term "distracted driving" with texting behind the wheel, and while this is certainly a common and dangerous action that falls under the umbrella term, there are numerous other behaviors that are equally as dangerous.

Distracted driving actions are generally categorized into one of three main categories: visual distractions, manual distractions and cognitive distractions.

Charges for creepy clowns

Whether it's the fact Stephen King's "IT" is being remade or because we are approaching Halloween, it's undeniable that the creepy clown sightings have exploded. Initially, the creepy clown craze started in Greenbay, Wisconsin as a marketing ploy for a local horror movie.

That particular clown, carrying his signature black balloons, would just walk around town at night to be caught on security camera footage. Later identified as Gags, the clown gained national attention and spurred copycats. Initially, however, law enforcement were unable to do anything about the disturbing sightings because no threats were made no laws were broken.

Amusement Park Accidents

Amusement parks can be a lot of fun, but they can also be the cause of injuries. It was recently reported that 12 children were injured at a festival in Connecticut when a malfunction caused a swing ride to come to a sudden halt. Injuries from amusement park rides vary considerably in severity, from minor bruising to severe trauma requiring hospitalization and sometimes even death.

Defective Toy Injuries

Toy safety is a major concern for parents. Reports of toys being recalled due to safety issues occur all too frequently. Only recently it was reported that Toys R Us recalled "Journey Girl Travel Trunks" because of the danger of laceration. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the store received reports of six incidents involving the trunk handle, including a report of one person who required stitches due to laceration.

Steps to Take Following a Swimming Pool Accident

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that swimming is the most popular recreational activity among children and teens. Disturbingly, however, in 2008, nearly one in eight routine pool inspections resulted in immediate closure due to serious public health and safety violations. Owners and operators of pools have a duty to ensure their pools are safe. If they were negligent and as a result of that negligence you or your child have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Examples of negligence are failure to adequately supervise, failure to properly maintain the facilities and failure to warn.

Tennessee Dog Bite Law

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites each year. Half of these victims are children. In 2012, more than 27,000 people received reconstructive surgery as a result of a dog bite. Clearly dog attacks can be a serious problem, so what are you options if you or a loved one is bitten by a dog?

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No matter what type of legal issue you face, it's always important to have an experienced, personable attorney by your side. At the Kennedy Law Firm, we have more than 75 years of combined experience assisting clients with personal injury, criminal defense, bankruptcy and divorce issues in Clarksville, TN. Whether you need help relieving your debt or are seeking an aggressive defense against criminal charges, our attorneys can provide the support you need.

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