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How to protect your business during a divorce

If you operate a business in the state of Tennessee, you need to protect it. This is particularly true when you are in the midst of a divorce. If your marriage should come to an end, you need to make sure your livelihood doesn't go with it. Protect your business with...

Covid-19 Update

by Jennifer McKinnish in Life Our East Tennessee family, we are so grateful for each and every one of you. Our client base has been so accommodating – mediating by zoom, conference calls where our youngest Burton McKinnish, PLLC team can be heard in the background working on schoolwork, washing hands and wearing masks when contact is necessary. We cannot…

Social Security and Covid-19

East Tennessee Social Security Disability attorneys and their respective clients are facing times of uncertainty.  Prior to the end of February 2020, the biggest developments out of the Social Security Administration seemed to be the changing of the rules regarding non-English speaking claimants and the move by the Trump Administration to increase reviews of current recipients of disability benefits.  However,…

Updated Child Support Worksheet Released in Tennessee

A new child support worksheet became effective in Tennessee on May 10, 2020. The new child support worksheet is long overdue as this is the first substantial revision in nearly Fifteen (15) years which is when the income share approach came into effect in Tennessee. While the revisions are not monumental, the revisions include tightening of definitions and gray areas…

What Type of Disability Attorney is best for you?

Social Security Disability is a special area of practice.  Attorneys who are well-versed in Social Security Disability law often have a large volume of social security disability clients.  While a large-volume, specialized practice can be beneficial for clients because attorneys in this area are familiar with the procedures relating to the Social Security Disability process, the human touch and special…

When Safer at Home is not Safe

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to schools and businesses shutting down. In East Tennessee, our governor issued Executive Order 24 last week which orders Tennesseans to stay in place except for essential activities. While some are relishing staying at home and a slower pace, there are others who live in homes with an unsafe partner or parent. According to the…

“Making a way in the world today takes everything you got….”

Burton McKinnish, PLLC is working hand-in-hand with our local health officials to monitor the Covid-19 Pandemic.  It is difficult this as an attorney, business owner, mother and daughter to make fact-based decisions that impact so many that our firm cares about.  Our goal is to continue to provide quality service to our East Tennessee clients while also ensuring that we…

Social Security Disability: How Current is Current

Effective April 27, 2020, the Social Security Administration will no longer take into account a Claimant’s ability to effectively communicate in English when making a Social Security Disability determination. The original rules from 1978 were premised on the assumption that ‘‘it may be difficult for someone who does not speak and understand English to do a job, regardless of the…

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