The HELP4TN blog exists to be a resource to Tennesseans looking for legal information about a variety of topics. These blog posts are written by HELP4TN staff attorneys, unless otherwise noted. These blogs are not intended to be legal advice. Instead, they contain legal information to help you learn about your rights. Read our latest posts:
Learn about Tennessee's free online divorce forms for couples with children. This blog post will help you determine whether you are eligible to use them and guide you as to where to find them.
Learn about Tennessee's free online divorce forms for couples with NO children. This blog post will help you determine whether you are eligible to use them and guide you as to where to find them.
If a parent is unable to take care of their child for a period of time, Tennessee law allows them to temporarily give another adult the authority to do so. This blog post provides a free online form to grant power of attorney for a minor child without needing to go to court.
If you’re paying child support or receiving child support with a court order, that order can be modified in some cases. Our blog tells you about the 15% rule and how to ask for a modification to your child support order.
You can still get a divorce if your spouse won't sign divorce papers. Our blog walks you through the steps of a divorce, shows how you don't need your spouse's approval at any step, and provides you online resources for starting your divorce.
If you stay at or live in a hotel or motel, you should know its rights and responsibilities as well as your own rights and responsibilities.
Our blog informs you of your rights as a renter, and what landlords must fix. If they don't, we provide information on how to ask your landlord, and a form to do so.
You can ask judges to not have to pay court costs and fees if you cannot afford them. Our blog provides a form for you to fill out to formally ask the judge.
If you're injured at work, it can be confusing what to do next. Our blog will help you learn more about workers' compensation and your rights.
Are you worried about having to take off work if you get sick with COVID-19 or have to quarantine? Do you have to care for children at home because of schools being closed? This blog can help you learn more about your rights.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who have filed for unemployment because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, this blog can help you learn more about your rights and how to get unemployment.
Learn more about ways to get help paying property taxes if you are a senior and are having trouble paying taxes on a home you own.
If you are over the age of 60, there are many resouyrces in Tennessee to help you. Learn more with this blog post.
Learn more about why you have to have car insurance to drive and how it can help you.
It is important to know your rights and know where to get help when you need it. This blog helps you know where to turn when you need help or have questions.
Scammers see the covonavirus as an opportunity. Read to this blog to see what tactics they're using and how you can avoid getting scammed.
Did you know that you can get connected to a volunteer attorney to ask questions for free online? TN Free Legal Answers makes it easy to get help if you can't afford a lawyer.
Timeshare contracts can be tricky and expensive. Learn more about your rights with this blog post.
If you purchase a car in Tennessee and it doesn't work, what are your rights? This blog will help explain the limited use of the Lemon Law.
A will can help make sure that your wishes are carried out after you die. You can learn more about writing wills on this blog.
What happens when someone dies, and how can you make sure that their property is distributed according to their wishes?
The Tennessee Senior Law Alliance can help answer questions about living wills, powers of attorney, and public benefits, as well as many other issues facing older Tennesseans.
Lawyers across the state will be providing free legal advice on April 6 and throughout the month of Apri.
These tips will help you get ready for your court date, especially if you are representing yourself in the case.
Parenting plans tell how two parents will share responsiblity and custody of their children.
Before you purchase a used car, you can learn more about your rights and responsibilities here.
Learn more about utilities in your rental and what a landlord must provide.
When do grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren? Tennessee law gives specific reasons when a court may give grandparent custody rights.
The law gives different custody rights to parents depending on if the parents are married or unmarried. Learn more about your rights here.
What is Legal Wellness? Learning about your rights, responsibilities, and free resources in your area can help you protect yourself from legal issues and know when you need a lawyer.
You've been sued, or you know that someone has violated your rights. Now what? Our guide will help you figure out where to find a lawyer.
In October 2018, the VA changed how they calculate income for need-based financial assistance.
Do you know how to spot a scam? Learn more about common scams this year and how to protect yourself.