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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 luggage. He is now facing felony drug charges.

Police claim that someone tipped them off that a person was possibly flying into the airport with drugs, and they brought in a drug-sniffing K9 to check things out. The dog located two suitcases that were loaded with 51 bags of marijuana, all of which had been vacuum sealed. Authorities reported that someone had sprayed the bags with Febreze -- a sprayable household odor eliminator -- in an attempt to cover up the smell.

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

Almost everyone has some sort of 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 be active on social media, too, and from a divorce standpoint, he may be a bit too loose with online information.

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 even the thought of a break. But day in and day out, nurses in Tennessee keep doing what they love. Suddenly discovering that your license is at risk can be devastating, and you deserve the right help to keep you employed and doing what you love. 

A number of situations can compromise your nursing license. For some, a drunk driving arrest can force some nurses to stop practicing, even if the arrest did not occur at a time or place related to your work. Even if you are not convicted, you could still face consequences in the workplace. 

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 path to parenthood. For these couples, pets often replace the idea of children, and even in families with children the pets are often viewed as integral members who contribute emotionally. While there are established guidelines for how to handle child custody during divorce, no such thing exists for beloved pets.

Divorcing couples who engage in drawn-out feuds over who will keep a pet run the risk of being ordered to sell off their precious pooch. Although they will likely split the profits from the sale, this is hardly a replacement for an animal's love. In other cases, one person might be awarded ownership while the other receives a payment from their ex. Again, replacing a pet that a person views as a child with money is not necessarily ideal for some people.

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 Tennessee may wish to keep this in mind as they work on drafting a plan that centers on the needs of the children. 

A joint custody arrangement is probably the most common one that parents decide to use after a divorce or separation from a partner. During the divorce proceeding, the parents and a judge will work together to determine the custody agreement that will best support the child. In most cases, the child benefits from having a relationship with both parents, so that parents work out a way to split time with the child in a parenting plan they create. 

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 works best for all parties. Assuming you intend to share custody, creating a parenting plan is a great way to minimize the stress of negotiating custody and ensure that your kids can expect consistency.

How exactly does one create a parenting plan, though, and how can you make yours the most effective? There are a few key details to keep in mind when you are drafting this plan, and an attorney can help you at every step. Here are three ways a legal professional can help you draft your parenting plan: 

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 video shows a Tennessee woman driving her car away with a salon employee clinging to the back of it. She has been charged with reckless endangerment, and is likely now focused on preparing her criminal defense. 

The video shows a few employees of the nail studio blocking the back of the woman's car. She reverses her car and begins to back up. The employees of the nail salon are bumped with the car several times but do not move away from the vehicle. Finally, the woman is seen speeding away from the parking lot of the nail salon with a nail tech clinging to the back of her car. She drove from the salon parking lot into the street with the woman still on the the trunk. 

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 four were arrested on drug charges.

On Tuesday, May 1 at 8 p.m., police responded to a complaint at the Len Haven Motel in Weakley County. Sherriff's department authorities were assisted by local municipal police during the incident. Together, they say they found an active meth lab and the four individuals in question. Among the materials reportedly confiscated were an active one pot bottle, lye, sulfuric acid, camp fuel, marbles, salt, coffee filters, plastic tubing and various other meth-making supplies. Also seized were smoking pipes and scales. 

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 the best interests of the child are kept at the center. It is possible when facts are valued over emotions and individuals keep their goals and expectations realistic. 

For determining the facts of the child custody case, good record keeping is key. An individual may wish to take notes and record important details with a cellphone or in a journal. Since the relationship with the children will be lifelong, parents may want to consider that there will be times such as graduations, ceremonies and weddings during which they will need to interact with the other parent, and that they likely do not want to force the children to have to choose between themselves and the other parent. 

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

Let's say that you and your high school sweetheart get married and plan a long and fulfilling life together. Over the years, the two of you buy a home, have a child, and collectively build an amazing life together. But as the years go on, you also start disagreeing with each other more. Those disagreements turn to arguments, and as more time passes the two of you drift apart. Eventually you both decide it is time to divorce.

When a divorce happens, it could involve a couple like this. It could involve a couple that has no children. It could involve a couple with a bevy of assets and wealth. It could involve a couple that lives paycheck to paycheck. The possibilities are myriad, but one thing remains true regardless of the specifics of any given divorce: in the years after your divorce, circumstances will change.

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