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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…

Dear Aspiring Attorney

Dear Aspiring Attorney, You are probably sitting in a library somewhere with sweatpants on, sipping Starbucks and feeling super intellectual discussing Constitutional Law. Maybe you are in law school hoping to come out and work for a conservative, billion billable hour a year firm and make 6 figures out of the gate. Or maybe you came to law school to…

Open Adoption Agreements

Adoptions are typically plagued as the biological parent having some type of long-term issue that deemed them unfit; whether it be drugs, alcohol, or unfit living conditions. This is not always the case. Studies show that children who are adopted often struggle with reality v. fantasy. By reality I mean what their current situation is versus what their life would…

Moving on Up

Most legal blogs are full of case summaries, statutory updates and sage advice. This one is a little more personal for Burton McKinnish, PLLC. Our firm began in 2008 with one location on Court Avenue in Downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. In 2012, in order to better...

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