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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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My Ex got a Raise at Work, Can I Get Child Support and Alimony Modified?

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A divorce means a new reality for the couple and their children, and that includes a new financial reality as well. During your divorce, child support was calculated according to the Alabama Child Support Calculation Guidelines.  This is based on the parents’ combined income including the value of assets including pensions 401k or retirement… Read More »

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How to Stay on Top of Your Case After You Hire a Lawyer

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At Smith & McGhee, when you hire us to represent your interests, we become your best advocate. Whether you are facing a personal injury, a divorce, an auto accident, we will be there by your side to listen, then guide you on how to navigate the legal system with an experienced Alabama attorney. No… Read More »

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The Impact of Emotional Shock After a Car Accident

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It happens in a second before you can react. The sound and the sight – it is a moment you’ll never forget, though you wish you could.The emotional shock after a car accident is especially profound if there are injuries, death, and/or a property loss. The American Psychological Association (APA) reports at least one… Read More »

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Smith Brothers Follow in Their Father’s Footsteps

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“You’re never too old to follow your dreams and strike out on a different path.” This has been a defining philosophy in the lives of attorney Thomas Smith Jr. and his sons Thomas “Scott” Smith III and Elliott Smith. Thomas Smith Jr. found his calling a little later in life. Having previously earned a… 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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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 »