Tracy Knight nominated as 2018 Clarksville Best Lawyer

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Batson Nolan is pleased to announce that associate Tracy Provo Knight has been nominated as Best Lawyer in the 2018 Best of Clarksville. Tracy joined the firm in early 2018 and focuses her practice on divorce and child custody matters. Tracy also acts as guardian ad litem in some cases when appointed by the court…

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Why do I need uninsured motorist coverage in Tennessee?

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Protect yourself against uninsured or underinsured drivers in Tennessee. Uninsured motorist coverage is for the loss suffered by an insured, not the liability incurred by the uninsured motorist. Therefore, the insured will have some form of recovery when other parties do not have insurance. The Uninsured Motorist Coverage Statute, as found in Tennessee Code Annotated…

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Grilling Safety

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The official start of summer is tomorrow and many of us have already been firing up the grill for those tasty burgers and hot dogs this season.  We wanted to take a moment to remind you of some simple safety tips while we continue to enjoy our backyard barbecues and cookouts this summer.  Thousands of…

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Marijuana and Guns – A Dangerous Combination

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Know the laws - marijuana and guns

Batson Nolan explains that even with the continued legislative changes being made nationwide for marijuana and its medicinal or recreational use, it still criminalized in the state of Tennessee. How much marijuana is a felony in TN? Possession of even a very small amount of marijuana is still a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up…

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Elimination of Alimony Tax Deduction

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Elimination of Alimony Tax Deduction

Batson Nolan wants to keep you up-to-date on the changing laws affecting your taxes. In divorce situations, one ex-spouse may become legally obligated to make payments to the other party. This obligation is called alimony and is a separate consideration from child support. Alimony payments are generally made to an ex-spouse that earns less money….

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Batson Nolan explains ILIT Trusts and Crummey Letters

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Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts and Crummey Letters

Batson Nolan explains how an ILIT can possibly help avoid a heavy tax burden. Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts and Crummey Letters Many clients are unaware that the value of their life insurance policies may be includable in the value of their estates at the time of their death. Due to the high estate tax exemptions currently,…

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Batson Nolan – Tennessee Law Changes Affect DUI Convictions

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Batson Nolan wants to keep you informed of the latest DUI law changes and how they can affect you. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently rendered a decision with major implications for individuals charged with driving under the influence (“DUI”) in Tennessee.  In State of Tennessee v. Rosemary L. DeCosimo , the Court of…

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Why Should Your Limited Liability Company (LLC) be in Wyoming?  

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Batson Nolan Limited Liability Company News

Batson Nolan wants business owners to know the advantages of out-of-state LLCs Things to Consider for your LLC: If you have multiple rental properties, a Wyoming LLC might be of benefit to you. If someone sues the LLC, your personal assets are shielded as they can only access the assets of your LLC, regardless of…

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The Division of Marital Property

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Batson Nolan explains the process courts utilize to divide marital property. One of the most important, complicated, and frequently misunderstood aspects of Tennessee divorce actions concerns the division of marital property.  The distribution of marital property in Tennessee is governed by statute – Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-4-121.  Accordingly, this article will focus on providing…

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