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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 »

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How to Choose a Divorce Attorney in Alabama

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Whether you have decided to initiate a divorce, or you have recently received a divorce petition from your spouse, hiring the right attorney is essential to the outcome of your case. Choosing an inexperienced divorce attorney or attempting to represent yourself could have consequences that you will need to live with for many years…. Read More »

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Pool Safety and Premises Liability

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The statistic is sad but true. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death of children between the ages of one and four. Because children can slip under water in an instant, it’s essential that an adult supervise them in or near water always. Of course, a toddler or preschooler should never be in… Read More »

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5 Tips to a More Successful Injury Claim

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It’s commonly known that insurance companies will take every measure possible to avoid paying compensation after you have an accident. An insurance company is in business to make money, so payouts to accident victims cut into their profits. Denying claims and shortchanging people isn’t right, but these unscrupulous practices are just one more thing… Read More »

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How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents are a severe problem in the state of Alabama. In fact, a 2018 report published at Patch.com states that Alabama ranks eighth highest in the country in number of pedestrian deaths. The article also mentions that more pedestrians are being killed in motor vehicle accidents today than at any other time in the past… Read More »

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Myths About Wearing Seatbelts

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When you get behind the wheel of a car you automatically increas your risk of accident or death to some extent. To be sure, car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, and even the safest of drivers often become accident victims. There are several things that you… Read More »