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Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Burglary Conviction for Shoplifter

Introduction                 On February 19, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a Burglary conviction involving a shoplifter previously banned from a retailer’s premises.  For retail entities, the decision provides some incentive to better document and track those banned from their locations for unlawful or disruptive activity.  For those persons previously banned, this decision should serve … Continue reading Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Burglary Conviction for Shoplifter

Co-Parenting in the Tennessee Parenting Plan Environment By: Nicholas W. Utter, Esq. — Site Title

I have been involved in divorce and child custody litigation for almost thirteen years. Two of those years were spent serving a domestic Judge, in a domestic court, and the remainder as a lawyer. I have seen and heard a lot in that time. The court experience for most is generally an unpleasant one, […] … Continue reading Co-Parenting in the Tennessee Parenting Plan Environment By: Nicholas W. Utter, Esq. — Site Title

Stalking and Harassment in Tennessee, By Nicholas W. Utter, Esq.

  Not a week goes by that I don’t receive a phone call or email regarding some form of abuse or harassment.  The perpetrator most often is a family member, former family member, love interest of a former romantic partner, or a former romantic partner.  However, occasionally complete strangers will choose to embark on a … Continue reading Stalking and Harassment in Tennessee, By Nicholas W. Utter, Esq.

Question and Answer: Law, Ethics and Moral Obligation

Question and Answer: Law, Ethics and Moral Obligation Pertaining To Legal Representation By: Nicholas W. Utter, Esq From time to time, I receive requests from students that I answer a few questions for a class they are taking.  I make an effort to participate when asked.  I find that a lot of the questions are … Continue reading Question and Answer: Law, Ethics and Moral Obligation

TENNESSEE DIVORCE LAW AND PRACTICE Informational Overview of Divorce in Tennessee By Nicholas W. Utter, Esq.

This document is provided for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. For specific legal advice, reference is made to any licensed Tennessee attorney.  For convenience, citations to statue and case law are included below.  Persons intending to represent themselves in court should obtain information pertaining … Continue reading TENNESSEE DIVORCE LAW AND PRACTICE Informational Overview of Divorce in Tennessee By Nicholas W. Utter, Esq.