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Focus on the Law: Conservatorship

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law If someone becomes disabled and is unable to care for himself or herself without assistance, they may benefit from the appointment of a conservator.  …

Focus on the Law: Social Security in 2015

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.7 percent increase in benefits for 2015.  This is to adjust for an increase in the annual…

Focus on the Law: Disposition of Human Remains

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When someone dies who has the right to decide what happens to the body?  A competent adult may determine the disposition of his or…

Latest on Termination of Parental Rights

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Tennessee Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously last week on a termination of parental rights case that may have a big impact on the…

Focus on the Law: Holidays

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Today, being the third Monday in January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.  It is a legal holiday according to Tennessee law because it…

Focus on the Law: Same Sex Marriage

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As of the writing of this column on January 9, 2015, it is legal in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for…

Focus on the Law: Premises Liability

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Premises liability refers to certain situations where the owner of property is legally responsible for injury or loss to a party while on the…

Focus on the Law: Blessings of 2014

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  — Marcel Proust…

Focus on the Law: Filing Claims in Probate Court

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law What happens when someone who owes you money or has property that belongs to you passes away?  If you have received a notice to…

Focus on the Law

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Social Security disability benefits are only for individuals that are totally disabled.  Partial disability or short-term disability is not covered.  Disability under Social Security…