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What Must a Seller Disclose About Property Defects?

When purchasing a new home, excitement can sometimes cloud the need to thoroughly investigate the nitty-gritty components of the property. However, overlooking defects can lead to significant financial and emotional distress.

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Tennessee Property Line and Fence Laws

At McCarter | East PLLC, we're aware that property line and fence laws in Tennessee can be overwhelming. The processes involved are often complex, and it's not uncommon to feel confused or uncertain.

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What Can I Do About House Defects After a Sale?

Discovering defects in your newly purchased home can be a shocking and disheartening experience. It's an unfortunate situation that none of us ever want to face, yet it's not uncommon. If you're in Tennessee and this is your reality, don't let despair take over. There are legal avenues available for you to seek remedies or compensation.

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Types of Construction Defects

As a construction law firm, we realize the stress and frustration that can accompany dealing with construction defects. It's especially tough when you've invested so much time, money, and effort into your property.

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Can a Homeowner Sue Their HOA?

In Tennessee, individuals who own homes within the same community may come together to form a homeowner's association (HOA). Generally, the HOA will be responsible for establishing and enforcing rules, maintaining common areas, collecting dues, supervising repairs, and managing funds.

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Title Disputes: When One Party Doesn’t Want to Sell

In Tennessee, it is quite common for two or more people to co-own a property. Essentially, selling a co-owned or jointly-owned property requires the approval of all the co-owners.

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Divorcing Later in Life

Divorce is never easy no matter if you’ve been married for one year, ten years, or thirty. However, you will encounter different concerns and considerations depending on how old you are when you separate. If you’re divorcing later in life (sometimes referred to as a gray or silver divorce), you’ll need to take certain factors into account that younger couples don’t.

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Will Cheating Affect My Divorce Case?

Although it does happen, it’s rare for any divorce to be completely amicable. After all, most people get married because they were in love, but something happened along the way to change their feelings for their spouse. Many times, individuals who are going through a separation wonder if the cause of the divorce will affect how the process plays out and this is especially true in cases of adultery.

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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce: Which One Is Right for Me?

The emotions people experience when they divorce are diverse. They may feel anger, betrayal, sadness, grief, or relief. They may want to work everything out quietly and keep their proverbial “dirty laundry” out of court. They may want to fight for more than the other spouse is willing to give.

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Your Rights to Retirement Assets

Dividing up marital property is a common part of divorce. You and your spouse may or may not agree on who should get the house you just built, the antique desk you found on your honeymoon, or the wedding china. In the end, you will either reach an agreement or the judge will decide.

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