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Adultery and Divorce in Alabama

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A large percentage of marriages end in divorce, and one of the major reasons couples get divorced is because of marital infidelity on the part of at least one of the spouses. In Alabama, adultery can impact a divorce in some significant ways. Unlike many other states, Alabama allows both “no-fault” and fault-based divorces,… Read More »

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Protecting my Credit During the Divorce Process

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The divorce process can be turbulent and unsettling. There are a lot of emotionally-charged issues to deal with, and this can cause personal concerns to take priority over money matters. There is a lot of uncertainty when you are getting ready to go out on your own, however. And one of the major issues… Read More »

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I Was Arrested for DUI in Alabama, What Happens Now?

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A DUI arrest can be a terrifying experience. Your troubles are suddenly compounded, and you are faced with the dilemma of how to best protect your rights and freedom. Once you’ve bonded out of jail after a DUI arrest, a million questions probably come to mind. The first of which is, what happens now?… Read More »

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What Happens During a Criminal Trial in Alabama?

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If you have been charged with a crime, you are likely confused and frightened about the prospects for your future. The criminal trial process in Alabama can be costly from both an emotional and financial perspective. Depending on the jurisdiction and whether the case will be heard in federal or circuit court, there may… Read More »

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I am Young and Healthy, Do I Need a Will?

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When you are young and enjoy good health, preparing a will is likely the last thing on your mind. After all, it could be decades before you need to consider such things. As a person recently out of high school or college, you may have little to no financial assets as well. However, preparing… Read More »

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I Am Afraid my Ex-Spouse will Harm Me and My Children, What Can I Do?

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Divorces can get messy, and in the aftermath, emotions can run high. In most cases, things settle down after a while, the parties adjust to life after the divorce, and do their best to move forward. There are times, however, when an ex-spouse is driven over the edge and indicates (by words or actions)… Read More »

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Grandparent’s Rights and Child Custody/Visitation

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Grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. Grandparents are perhaps best known for spoiling grandchildren, but they also provide helpful wisdom, guidance, and direction that is obtained from extensive life experience. When a child’s parents get divorced or one of the parents dies, grandparents often take on a more central… Read More »

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Distracted Driving and School Buses

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School bus accidents are rare, according to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA also states that riding a school bus is the safest method for children to get to school, including having a parent drive them. When a school bus accident does occur, the injuries, property damage, and deaths can… Read More »

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Safe Vacation Driving Tips

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Summer vacation and road trip season is upon us. If you’re planning a day trip or something longer with family, you should understand the dangers you may face. The Department of Transportation reports that summer, not winter as many believe, is the most dangerous driving season. There are more fatal accidents from the summer… Read More »

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Rights of Non-Custodial Parents

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Our society has become increasingly mobile, but this can create complications under certain circumstances. What was once a simple move to be closer to family, go to school, or take advantage of a job opportunity can turn into a tense custody dispute when parents are divorced. If you are divorced and have minor children… Read More »