Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How to Avoid it in the Future

Hossein Berenji, Aug 19, 2020

According to the American Bar Association, attorneys have between a 4% to 17% chance of being sued for malpractice. Legal malpractice consists of negligence that is so egregious that it causes a client significant and provable harm. The attorney you hired may not be committing malpractice, but that does not mean they are good at […]


What is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

Hossein Berenji, Jan 03, 2020

In the United States, the terms lawyer and attorney are used interchangeably. This is particularly true on TV or in movies, where both titles are used to describe legal professionals who are representing others in court. However, there are slight differences in these titles even though they are commonly used as synonyms. If someone wants […]


Spouses Will No Longer Be Entitled to Deduction for Alimony Payments

Hossein Berenji, Jan 05, 2018

If you are thinking about getting divorced it may be prudent to make a decision in the very near future. A recent change to the tax law will eliminate the deduction for alimony payments for all couples who divorce on or after January 1, 2019. This will not only be a huge financial blow for […]


Child Custody Overview

Hossein Berenji, Sep 01, 2017

In Tennessee, there is no set age at which a child may absolutely choose which parent that they will get to live with. However, the judge may be able to consider the child’s preference when making a custody determination or changing custody. What’s the rule? Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-6-106 sets out the factors that […]


Understanding California Spousal Support

Hossein Berenji, Jun 29, 2017

What is Spousal Support?  Spousal support – often referred to as alimony – is generally a court-mandated requirement for one spouse to pay another spouse a set amount of money each month. Domestic partners may also be responsible for partner support at the end of a California domestic partnership. Spousal support may only be awarded […]