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Phillips Listed as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil Mediator

Lebanon, Tenn. (January 13, 2023) – Hagar & Phillips, Attorneys at Law, LLC, a practice built on partnership and representing a wide variety of clients, from individuals to corporations throughout Wilson County and surrounding counties, […]

January 13, 2023

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Modifying a Court-Ordered Parenting Plan

Making Parental Plan Changes Isn’t as Simple as it Sounds At Hagar and Phillips, our attorneys encounter clients who are looking to make a change to their current parenting plan. These changes are usually due […]

January 11, 2023

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Court Decisions Regarding Child Custody

Child Custody Court Decisions in TN The end of a relationship between two parents is always a difficult and stressful time. This is especially true regarding child custody court decisions with shared children. How much […]

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Shared Parenting Technology After a Divorce

Technology & Shared Parenting After a Divorce Co-parenting and communicating can be rough after a divorce as sometimes it is still on shaky ground, and the freshness of the divorce takes time to subside. Today’s […]

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Intimate Partner Violence

What is Intimate Partner Violence Intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence, is abuse or aggression that occurs in a romantic relationship. An intimate partner can be a current or former spouse or a […]

December 30, 2022

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Do I Need to Register with the Tennessee TBI Sexual Offender Registry?

Distinguishing Between Mandatory and Elective Crimes Hagar & Phillips often represents those who have been charged with crimes that could require the individual to register as a sex offender if they are ultimately convicted. Like […]

November 30, 2022

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Legal Requirements of Healthcare Agreements

 Learn More About Physician and APN/PA Agreements In Tennessee, if you are a physician assistant (PA) or an advanced practice nurse (APN) you are required to have a supervising physician. These agreements are done through […]

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Criminal Convictions and Your Nursing License

Tennessee law grants the Tennessee Board of Nursing the power to deny, revoke or suspend a nursing license or certificate or otherwise discipline a nurse if there is proof that the nurse is guilty of […]

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The TBI Sex Offender Registry

Requirements and Prohibitions Hagar & Phillips often represents individuals who are charged with crimes that could result in a sentence that includes registration as a TN sex offender if our client is ultimately convicted. Individuals […]

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Hagar & Phillips Welcome New Attorneys and Expand Areas of Practice

Hagar & Phillips Attorneys at Law, Welcome Two Attorneys to the Firm and Expand Areas of Practice Expanded Legal Capabilities for Lebanon and Surrounding Middle Tennessee Counties Lebanon, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Hagar and […]

October 26, 2022

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Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?

In cases of criminal law emergencies, you need an attorney to represent you on short notice. But how can you be sure you need one, and who do you even call? Examples of emergencies where […]

March 13, 2020

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DUI Checkpoints — Constitutionality & Your Rights

We’ve all seen the YouTube videos, news stories, and websites dedicated to describing why DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional. While these videos and articles can be intriguing and sometimes even frightening, are checkpoints truly violating your […]

February 28, 2020

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What Is Subrogation and How Can It Affect Me?

If you have ever been in an accident and needed a health insurance company to make payments on your behalf, then you might already be familiar with the term “subrogation.” In situations where a health […]

February 14, 2020

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Child Custody and Relocation in Tennessee

After a divorce between two parents, custody over the children is a complicated process. In addition to ensuring you have the proper family law representation, all of your documents and information in order, and coming […]

January 24, 2020

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How Does the Length of my Marriage Affect my Divorce?

Did you know that in a divorce case, the length of a marriage effects the division of assets? It’s true. The length of a marriage plays a significant role during many aspects of a divorce […]

January 10, 2020

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Do You Know About the Rights of Health Insurance Companies in Personal Injury Cases?

Were you recently injured? As a result, did you win a personal injury settlement? If so, did you know that you may have to repay your insurance company for the medical coverage and treatment they […]

December 20, 2019

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Am I The Father? The Results of Signing the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity

Raising a child is a beautiful thing, but also a great responsibility. In addition to teaching your child right from wrong and making sure they are a model human being, you are solely responsible for […]

December 6, 2019

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Know Your Rights — Do I Have to Consent to a Search?

Picture this scenario. You’re driving down the highway after a long day of work. All of a sudden out of the corner of your eye, you see the notorious blue and red lights flashing, signifying […]

November 22, 2019

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3 Facts About DUI’s and the Holiday Season

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is an exciting period filled with friends, family, and festivities of all varieties. It is very common for people to travel long distances to spend time with […]

November 15, 2019

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Stay Out of Legal Trouble on Halloween

Halloween is a night of mischief and madness, of course! While some scares are wanted to properly celebrate the spooky evening, many are the results of an uptick in crime and accidents. In some places, […]

October 25, 2019

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What to Expect When You Enter a Courtroom

We understand that going to court can be a stressful affair. And although this is the case (no pun intended) we’d like to help ease you through the courtroom process. Here, we’ve provided some information […]

October 4, 2019

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Understanding Domestic Assault Charges in Tennessee

Domestic assault cases are tricky and can involve a vast array of factors. First of which includes the definition of a domestic relationship — it involves more than just a husband and a wife. A […]

September 27, 2019

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4 Things You Should Know Before a Child Custody Battle

A child custody battle is probably the last position a person wants to find themselves in if they’re going through a divorce. Although this is a process most don’t want to resort to, sometimes it […]

September 13, 2019

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Don’t Get a DUI: Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend

A DUI charge can have serious consequences. For one, driving under the influence makes you a danger to yourself, your passengers, and others on the road. Each state has different laws and penalties, but in […]

August 30, 2019

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Your Friend’s Been Arrested: What Do You Do?

Usually, it happens when you least expect it. You’re out on the town and something prompts an officer to arrest your friend. All of a sudden, your friend is being handcuffed and escorted to the […]

August 9, 2019

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Can You Lose Your Car After a DUI?

Getting bailed out of jail after a DUI might not be the only task you have to face. Repeat offenders are at greater risk of having their cars impounded. When do the authorities decide to […]

July 26, 2019

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The First Steps in a Divorce

Divorce is an unfortunate but sometimes necessary legal proceeding. Choosing the right divorce attorney is critical for you to not only protect yourself but also achieve the best possible outcome. Your lawyer will be fighting […]

July 5, 2019

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Boating Under the Influence

Laws on the road are heavily enforced in order to decrease accidents and fatalities due to drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. But are you aware that you can get a […]

June 28, 2019

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Were My Rights Violated During That Arrest?

During the moment an arrest is taking place, tensions are high. It’s hard not to get caught up in the chaos of it all. Because everything’s happening so fast, you may not be aware of […]

June 7, 2019

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3 Common Myths About Divorce

Divorce is a complicated, delicate, often misunderstood business. For some, their only experience with divorce is through sensationalized accounts in TV or film. However the truth is much less dramatic. Here are 3 myths on […]

May 13, 2019

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Driver facing DUI charge, other allegations

Tennessee police recently arrested a woman for allegedly driving under the influence. In addition to her DUI charges, she is also facing at least one count for theft of over $1,000. Since this is not […]

December 5, 2018

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Criminal defense: Journalist arrested for filming mall incident

A Tennessee journalist was recently arrested for documenting what he described as an act of racial bias at a shopping mall. He is facing a misdemeanor citation for the incident. A local police deputy allegedly […]

November 20, 2018

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The Fourth Amendment and the Plain View Doctrine

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects you from unreasonable search and seizure activities. In addition, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling about the “plain view doctrine.” What is this and what […]

November 14, 2018

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Criminal law: Arrest made in Aug. 2018 robbery

A months-old robbery incident led to the recent arrest of a Tennessee man. Charged with several criminal law violations, including aggravated robbery, he is currently in police custody in lieu of a $150,300 bond. Police […]

November 11, 2018

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Tony Raines dealing with extenuating child custody circumstances

Celebrities have personal lives just like people in Tennessee and everywhere else in the nation. Often the characters they portray in movies or on stage are quite different from their real life persona. Even celebrities […]

October 25, 2018

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Millennials are disrupting this aspect of family law

Overall divorce rates are decreasing, and experts say millennials are to thank. These young adults are disrupting what has otherwise been an upward family law trend. There are likely a number of factors at play, […]

October 11, 2018

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Tennessee Police Arrest 3 on Drug Charges

Police in Tennessee recently arrested three people for their alleged role in an apparent drug distribution operation. The arrests followed a search of a suspected drug home, for which authorities had a warrant. While all three […]

September 26, 2018

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What does co-parenting have to do with my parenting plan?

Co-Parenting with a Parenting Plan Most parents understand that they need to continue working together for their children even after their divorce. Actually putting this into practice can be a bit more difficult. By focusing on the […]

September 12, 2018

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Health care professionals and Protected Health Information

When it comes to the daily task of protecting patient information, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals face laws and regulations that are continually in flux. A person’s license as a doctor, nurse or […]

September 10, 2018

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Is dissolution right for you?

Ending a marriage is an emotional experience, but it does not have to be a traumatic one. Dissolution is a viable alternative to divorce, which gives you and your soon-to-be ex the ability to make […]

August 15, 2018

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Women Hit Hardest by Financial Surprises in Divorce

Financial Impact of Divorce Ending an unhappy marriage has many benefits, allowing both people to move on with their lives. Most Tennessee divorcees find great happiness after their divorce, whether with a new partner or […]

August 1, 2018

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Man allegedly flying with drugs arrested at Tennessee airport

One man is in police custody following an arrest at the Nashville International Airport. According to reports, the the man allegedly traveled to Tennessee from another state with a significant amount of drugs in his […]

July 17, 2018

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If you are divorcing, be careful how you use social media

Almost everyone has some social media presence, it seems. You are probably used to posting pictures and telling friends about your life, your children’s lives and anything else that seems important. Your soon-to-be ex-spouse may […]

July 13, 2018

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Is your Tennessee nursing license at risk?

There is something that regardless of location, age or experience, all nurses share — passion for their chosen career. As a nurse you work tirelessly for your patients, spending long hours on your feet without […]

July 5, 2018

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Is your pet like a child to you? Divorce can complicate that

Putting off marriage till a later date is increasingly common in Tennessee. But people are not just waiting longer to say “I do” — many couples choose to establish themselves financially before starting down the […]

June 21, 2018

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Parenting plan may require adjustment period

Any major life change can be tough. A life change that reduces the amount of time you spend with the closest people in your life can certainly be challenging. Individuals creating parenting plans with co-parents in […]

June 7, 2018

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Three ways a lawyer can help you form a parenting plan

Parenting is difficult, and co-parenting has even more challenges. If you are divorced or in the process of separating, and you have kids with your ex, you will need to figure out what visitation arrangement […]

June 1, 2018

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Video spawns arrest of Tennessee woman, criminal defense next

It seems like everyone has a camera at hand these days, in the era of smartphones. While phone cameras can capture events, they are poor at showing the full context of a situation. A recent viral […]

May 24, 2018

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Alleged meth lab bust leads to drug charges for 4 in Tennessee

An incident at a local motel led to the arrest of four individuals recently. When police responded to the Tennessee motel room, they allegedly found evidence indicating that the men possessed and were manufacturing methamphetamine. The […]

May 8, 2018

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A Workable Parenting Plan is Possible with Facts

When parents decide to divorce, they will often work together to decide what is fair for the children. Many Tennessee families wonder if the process of drafting a parenting plan can be accomplished so that […]

April 26, 2018

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As time goes by, your post-divorce life will change

Life After Your Divorce When a divorce happens, it could involve a couple in the following manner. First, it could involve a couple that has no children. Additionally, it could involve a couple with a […]

April 20, 2018

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Understanding drug trafficking and distribution charges

The use and sale of drugs is prominent in many communities and can lead to dangerous and sometimes fatal situations. For this reason, those who face criminal charges may endure stiff penalties if convicted. In such cases, […]

March 30, 2018

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