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Focus on the Law: The death penalty in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law When Tennessee became a state in 1796, its Constitution allowed capital punishment. As was the case in those times, this punishment was typically accomplished…

The lady in purple

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law March is Women’s History Month and I am inspired to write about an amazing jurist, lawyer, lawmaker and American woman, Sandra Day O’Connor. I…

Focus on the Law: Grandparents’ visitation rights

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The issue of grandparents’ visitation rights has been addressed by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S.…

Focus on the Law: Perjury

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Perjury is a crime categorized in Tennessee as an offense against the administration of government.  Legal proceedings rely on the statements of witnesses, both…

Focus on the law: State Income Tax

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law You may have heard that one of the many reasons the Great State of Tennessee is an especially wonderful place in which to live…

Living Trusts

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law A trust is a right of property held by one party for the benefit of another. This can include real property as well as…

Reverse Mortgages

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law If the homeowners are both 62 or older and have sufficient equity in their home, they may be eligible to apply for a reverse…

Focus on the Law: Givers Beware!

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law After counting our many blessings over the Thanksgiving holidays, most of us feel motivated to share our good fortune with others.  This is especially…

Focus on the Law: Voter Identification Act

In 2008, the United States Supreme Court upheld a voter identification law passed in Indiana requiring voters at the polls to present either a United States-issued or an Indiana-issued form…

Focus on the Law: Tort Reform

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law The topic of tort reform does not generate the intense, passionate debate that it once did.  The medical malpractice crisis of the 1990s that…