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Update on the Death Penalty

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law On March 10, 2015 the Utah legislature passed a bill allowing firing squads to carry out the death penalty in the event of a…

Powdered Alcohol

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law On March 10, 2015 the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury approved the sale…

Focus on the Law: Habeas Corpus

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Latin phrase “habeas corpus” roughly translates “you shall have the body.”  The phrase is tossed around on television in newsmagazines, legal reality shows…

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…