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Task number 1 in a divorce with children: The parenting plan

With everything you have to think about as your marriage draws to a close, the most important task before you involves your children. Figuring out a way to ease the transition for them from one household to two might take a significant amount of thought from both you and the other parent.

You know that you need to create a parenting plan that accomplishes this, but knowing what you can and can't include in it requires some research. If you miss an important detail or include something that a Tennessee court might not like, you might end up having to go back to square one.

Understanding the protections provided to military workers under USERRA - III

In today's post, we'll conclude our ongoing discussion of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the groundbreaking federal law that provides re-employment rights to all workers who temporarily leave their positions to perform some manner of military service.

Having already examined USERRA's coverage and escalator provisions, today's post will naturally focus on two issues of importance to any employer: notice and grace period. 

Injured in cargo-related truck accident? Secure compensation

Numerous long-haul commercial drivers use Tennessee roadways as they make their way across the country. This may be a good thing, economically speaking, but it also presents quite a few problems for residents. Driving around tractor-trailers is a dangerous affair. If you are involved in a truck accident, it can take quite a toll on you and your family.

Truck accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons. One that few people tend to consider, however, has to do with how one secures cargo inside a truck or on a trailer bed.

Don't let a tortious interference claim derail your business - III

In a series of posts, we've spent some time examining the economic tort of tortious interference, which involves allegations that one business owner somehow interfered with the existing relationships or contracts of another business owner with the intent of causing them economic harm.

We also examined how there are distinct elements that must be demonstrated in order to bring a tortious interference claim, including the existence of a valid contract or economic expectancy -- something we explored in detail last time. We'll continue these efforts in today's post.

How to make this year's National Small Business Week one to remember

Ask any small business owner about their schedule on any given day of the week and chances are good they'll tell you they're swamped. Indeed, there's always inventory to check, books to balance, delivery schedules to keep and cash registers to operate.

As strange as the idea of taking a brief step back from these daily duties may seem, these individuals should strongly consider doing exactly this over the next few days. That's because it's National Small Business Week.

Who must pay business tax in Tennessee?

Now that Tax Day 2017 is officially in the rearview mirror, it's understandable if people want to take a bit of a break from this subject. After all, they might have had to race to complete their forms, race to their accountant's office and race to the post office to get their returns mailed on time.

While individuals can set aside tax concerns for weeks or even months at a time, business owners don't necessarily have this luxury. Indeed, they have to keep a close watch on their operations on a year-round basis to ensure that when Tax Day 2018 arrives they can claim the necessary deductions and remit the necessary taxes.

What real estate investors should know about eviction

With the real estate market once again on firm ground, more people are taking the leap and purchasing real property. For some, this purchase will be a home to call their own, while for others it will be a commercial property located in any up-and-coming district.

Still others, however, will purchase rental property in the aim of ultimately turning their investment into a steady revenue stream. Given this objective and the significant expenditure made in its pursuit, it only makes sense that the owners of duplexes and apartment complexes will want to do everything in their power to protect their investments.

Defending minors against underage drug or alcohol charges

Facing criminal charges is a frightening prospect, but even more so for a minor. A criminal conviction can have a detrimental impact on a Tennessee minor's life, affecting everything from college to future career opportunities. Confronting these charges effectively by securing defense help in a timely manner could prevent these negative consequences.

If you're a parent, and your child faces criminal charges, or you're a minor and concerned about your future, you have options. Many minors face charges related to drugs or alcohol, and you can both defend against these types of offenses and protect your interests. You don't have to face this alone.

Don't let a tortious interference claim derail your business - II

Last time, we discussed how even though business owners of all sizes need to do everything in their power to remain ahead of their rivals, they must ensure that their actions remain strictly above board. Indeed, we discussed how the failure to do so could result in a lawsuit alleging tortious interference.

To recap, tortious interference occurs when one business interferes with the existing relationships or contracts of another business with the intent of causing economic harm. We'll continue this discussion in today's post, taking a closer look at the elements of a lawsuit alleging this financial tort. 

Don't let a tortious interference claim derail your business

As a business owner, you need to do everything in your power to ensure continued success from keeping operating costs low and raising capital to making the necessary investments in your workforce and managing government regulations.

In addition to all this, you will naturally need to take steps to remain ahead of your rivals, including generating demand, and improving your product or service. While there's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, it's important for business owners to nevertheless refrain from conduct that damages a fellow competition lest they find themselves hit with a lawsuit alleging tortious interference with a contract or business expectancy.

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