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How is the Religious Upbringing Issue handled in Alabama Child Custody Cases?

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The topic of religion can be controversial, especially during a child custody battle. In general, a parent’s religious beliefs will not be the only basis for a court’s custody determination. Instead, judges will evaluate various aspects to establish what custody arrangements will serve the child’s best interests. Similarly, a non-religious parent will not experience… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Accidents: What is The Liability for The Store?

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Under Alabama law, retail store owners must exercise “reasonable care and diligence” to ensure that their property is safe, or that there should be sufficient warning that the property is in a hazardous condition. It is the duty of a retail business that is open to the public and welcomes visitors on their property… Read More »

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5 Things You Should Consider Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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Following a serious injury, it can be difficult to know what to do. Even if you think that someone else is to blame–and perhaps have brought a claim for damages against their insurer–you may have questions about how much your case is worth, what your rights are regarding accepting or rejecting a settlement, whether… Read More »

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Estate Planning and Coronavirus

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of the future and the risks associated with contracting the virus and developing COVID-19, estate planning has become more relevant and important for many throughout Alabama. What’s more, the deadly nature of the coronavirus has not only led more people to create estate plans, but also to… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents and COVID-19

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While the coronavirus pandemic is far from over in the country, businesses in states nationwide are starting to open back up again and stay-at-home orders are being lifted. This is true in Alabama, where the Safer at Home order is in effect until July 3 (and was modified from a stay-at-home order). As people… Read More »

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Will the Coronavirus Result in More Divorces?

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The coronavirus outbreak is not only having devastating medical and economic consequences for humanity, but even a social and family level, the pandemic is creating unique challenges. Some sociologists and other experts are of the view that the continuing situation of staying indoors, working from home, and keeping distance from friends, neighbors, and extended… Read More »

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How Can I Avoid Jail Time If I’m Arrested For a DUI?

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You could serve up to one year behind bars or pay a fine between $600 (minimum mandatory) and $2,100 if you receive a DUI conviction in Alabama. Even if your transgression is classified as a first offense DUI and you are convicted, you may be looking at least hefty DUI penalties. These penalties could… Read More »

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How The COVID-19 Outbreak Has Disrupted the Court System

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The coronavirus pandemic has been indiscriminate, and it has brought even the court systems to a halt in Alabama and elsewhere. It’s crucial during this time for attorneys to keep the communication lines open with their clients and keep them updated about the latest orders of the Alabama Supreme Court regarding the suspension of… Read More »

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How Night Driving Contributes to Drowsiness

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Nearly two-thirds of all fatal car accidents involving young adults occur between 6 pm and 6 am. At night, the possibility of drowsy driving is higher, especially for young motorists due to a combination of the reduced visibility caused by darkness, slower response time because of fatigue, and limited experience in driving under such… Read More »

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The Dangers of Speeding Trucks

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In comparison to accidents between passenger vehicles, truck accidents are usually much more devastating. The danger is even higher if the trucker is driving over the speed limit. This significantly increases the possibility that the victim of a truck accident will suffer serious injuries, including paralysis, broken and crushed bones, amputation, traumatic brain damage,… Read More »