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Tennessee Employment Law Basics
If you work in Tennessee, state and federal employment laws protect your workplace rights. ... READ MORE

TN Small Claims Trials
In Tennessee, a small claims court may schedule a pretrial hearing, which is also referred to as a pretrial conference, before your trial. You'll need to go to trial only if an agreement doesn't occur during the pretrial hearing. A trial date is scheduled by the court if the dispute can't be settled ... READ MORE

TN Filing a Small Claims Suit
When you're ready to file your small claims case, bring all the information and papers concerning your claim with you to the clerk of court in the appropriate county. The first step in filing a small claims lawsuit is obtaining and filling out the necessary forms consisting of a statement of claim and ... READ MORE

TN Collecting the Judgment
Obtaining a judgment against a party isn't the same thing as collecting that judgment. Post-judgment legal procedures are often required prior to any collection. You may find it necessary to retain an attorney to assist you in post-judgment procedures. Even if you win your lawsuit, don't expect to receive ... READ MORE

TN What Is Small Claims Court?
In Tennessee, a small claims lawsuit is filed in the Court of General Sessions. It provides a quick, informal and inexpensive way of resolving many types of disputes. Small claims cases are filed with the clerk of court in the appropriate county. The person or business that files a claim to sue another ... READ MORE

Need Tennessee Expungement Help?
Though it is impossible to wish away the past, sometimes regrettable mistakes can be obscured from the public record so that they do not hamper employment or education prospects. Legal mechanisms such as record sealing and expungement, both of which prohibit the public from accessing criminal records, ... READ MORE

Tennessee Traffic Violations
Traffic violations are criminal acts that violate the rules of driving. Most violations are considered minor infractions. They usually won't have serious consequences. However, some violations, such as driving while under the influence, can be considered major criminal offenses. Also, minor violations ... READ MORE

TN After Small Claims Court
Generally, the judge's decision is announced at the end of a small claims trial. However, sometimes the judge wants to take additional time to review the evidence or research case law before entering a final judgment. When this occurs, the parties receive a copy of the final judgment in the mail. Motion ... READ MORE

TN Alternatives to Small Claims Court
Mediation is an alternative to small claims court. Mediation is a process in which two or more people involved in a dispute meet in a private setting and, with the help of a neutral person called the mediator, work out a solution to their problem. It's an informal and non-adversarial process designed ... READ MORE

How Tennessee Estate Planning Works
Planning for what will become of your property and responsibilities after your death can be an overwhelming task, governed by complex state and federal laws. Making plans to provide for your family’s future, however, can give you peace of mind. Knowing the basics of how estate laws work in your ... READ MORE


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