Connection—Confidence—Awareness

It's a connected world, and the power of connection is often in the confidence and awareness it provides—important factors when you need help resolving a legal problem. Below, you'll find access to the GetLegal blog, which will keep you updated and aware of trends or important issues.

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  • Divorce and Taxes

      If you are facing a divorce, you know that there are plenty of difficult, even painful questions to be resolved. How do you tell your friends and family? How should you divide your property? What sorts of custody arrangements do you want? And there may be one more difficult question that y... Read more

  • Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: A New State Revolution?

      Election night 2018 brought about several changes in the legal landscape, but probably none so stark or so surprising as the spread of recreational marijuana laws. States that have voted conservatively in recent elections voted on ballot measures supporting the legalization of recreational... Read more

  • The State(s) of Medicaid Expansion

      In 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) made some sweeping changes to health insurance, but one of the broadest changes was its expansion of Medicaid coverage. Medicaid, a program involving coordination between the federal government and the states, provides he... Read more

  • State Bans on Conversion Therapy

      Garrard Conley, the author of the memoir-turned-movie, Boy Erased, said of his experience with conversion therapy, “I came to therapy thinking that my sexuality didn’t matter, but it turned out that every part of my personality was intimately connected. Cutting one piece damaged the re... Read more

  • A Primer on Construction Contracts

    If you are involved in a construction project, you may anticipate obtaining permits, coordinating materials, and battling weather conditions, but you may not think about paperwork. Every construction contract involves a contractual relationship, or several contractual relationships, depending on the... Read more

  • An Overview of Birthright Citizenship

    President Trump recently acknowledged that his administration has been looking into using an executive order to end birthright citizenship. This declaration prompted a flurry of reactions from confusion to outrage. Birthright citizenship seems to be securely enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment. Th... Read more

  • Toxic Torts and the TVA

      A decade ago, Roane County, Tennessee, suffered the worst coal ash spill in American history. A barrier gave way at the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”) Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tennessee, pouring over 5 million cubic yards of coal ash (the waste left after coal is used to produce e... Read more

  • Tampering with Digital Locks: New Laws and Smartphones

    It’s a common experience: the smartphone that is supposed to make your life easier and more manageable develops a glitch. You don’t have the time or the money to send it off for repair, but you do have enough know-how to fix it yourself, so you try to do a quick repair. Until very recently, that... Read more