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Carrying handguns

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee Constitution provides:  “That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and bear arms for…

Focus on the Law: Amendment Two Recap

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The results from the November 4, 2104 election are still unofficial but preliminary results on Amendment 2 show 831,549 votes statewide in favor of…

Focus on the Law: More on Adoption in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Adoption is covered by Chapter 1 of Title 36 of the Tennessee Code Annotated as well as by multiple court decisions interpreting the same. …

Focus on the Law: Introduction to Adoption

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law November is National Adoption Month.  Where can you find a child to adopt? Despite the myth that it is faster and easier to adopt…

Focus on the Law: Giving a Deposition

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law A deposition is a statement given under oath by either a fact witness or an expert witness before trial.  Depositions are usually given in…

Focus on the Law: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Formerly referred to as food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families supplement their monthly food budgets to free up more…

Focus on the Law: Railroad Retirement Benefits

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The Federal Railroad Retirement Act was first passed in 1934 in an attempt to address the numerous challenges facing the railroad industry’s private pension…

Focus on the Law: Amendment 1

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Amendment 1 is a proposed change to the Constitution of Tennessee to add the following language to Article I:  “Nothing in this Constitution secures…

Focus on the Law: Surviving Spouse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As a general rule, a person writing a will is free to dispose of his or her property as he or she sees fit. …

Focus on the Law: Termination of Parental Rights

Before a child may be adopted, parental rights must be terminated.  “Parental rights” are the rights to act as a parent, to care for, to name and to claim custodial…