Do I Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

Marriage is a legal contract. Many people do not look at it that way, but at the end of the day, marriage is a legal transaction. You enter into a contract with another person to be legally wed for the duration of your life, or until you both decide to end the marriage. In today’s […]

How do Stepparent Adoptions Work in Alabama?

Many couples think that after a divorce is finalized, all family issues are resolved. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes as people move forward in their new life after divorce, circumstances change. This is most commonly seen when children are involved and one parent remarries. The person they marry now becomes a stepparent. […]

Orders of Protection in Alabama

Domestic violence is a serious problem throughout the entire country. Statistics show that almost 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner. If you add this figure up, that is more than 10 million men and women being abused every year. Domestic violence affects, on average, one in four women and one in […]

The Devastating Impact of False Allegations of Abuse in Divorce

Unfortunately, allegations of domestic violence or abuse are common in Alabama divorce proceedings. In some cases, one party is able to present evidence to substantiate the claims. In these cases, family courts must investigate into the matter and consider it when making decisions on things such as child custody. In many cases though, these allegations […]

Divorce Terms Everyone Should Know

Divorcing from your spouse is not as simple as saying that the marriage is done and you both want to go your separate ways. There is a formal legal process that must be followed so that you and your spouse are no longer legally connected. An experienced divorce attorney can help you through the process […]

Can I Receive Gifts During Real Estate Closings?

Commercial real estate is a tough market for consumers. Anyone looking to put their property on the market can quickly find themselves bombarded with real estate agents looking to help them sell it. Licensed real estate agents need customers to work with. This includes both those looking to buy and sell property. One way in […]

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Coverage

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The restrictions put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and quarantines are critically impacting businesses.  MSN is currently reviewing insurance policies for businesses who may have suffered financial losses due to business interruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and those that have been ordered to suspend operations by […]

Real Estate Closings During Covid-19

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Massey, Stotser, & Nichols P.C. understands the current requirement and desire to remain in compliance with all current directives regarding the need for social distancing. In accordance with this, MSN is able to provide the option of a drive-up closing or video conferencing in our real estate closings. We look forward to working with all […]

Small Business Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance Loans

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Here at Massey, Stoster & Nichols, PC, we understand how many small businesses and non-profits have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster and are here to help provide information and resources available to such small businesses and non-profits. We know you may have several questions involving COVID-19. That is why our attorneys have […]

Common Misconceptions About Prenuptial Agreements

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The time after you get engaged to be married is exciting. You are planning a wedding and preparing to spend a lifetime with the person you love. A part of this preparation for marriage should be considering whether you should have a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”). A prenup is a legal document signed by both spouses […]