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Considering a Prenuptial Agreement in Alabama?

Marriage, it's a beautiful thing. Though some people may feel nervous going into marriage, it affords them the chance to share their lives with the person they love. Though there may be several good reasons or someone to be anxious about marriage, one main reason is that his or her net worth is more than the future spouse’s. Sometimes, when this is the case, the spouses-to-be will enter into a prenuptial agreement. If you or a loved one is seeking information about prenuptial agreements in Alabama, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham family law attorney...

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Alabama Joins Suit Against Drug Manufacturer

Opiod prescription has become one of the leading causes of drug addiction in the United States. Opiod addiction has become one of the leading causes of families being ruined, homelessness, and death. Though opiod addiction has always been prevalent in society, as of recent times it has and continues to increase.Because of the importance of helping ourselves and our loved ones, the government, both local and national are cracking down on drug manufacturers as well as those who prescribe these drugs regularly. If you or a loved one have been subjected to drug addiction to drug manufacturers and prescribers, it...

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[VIDEO] Legal Speak: Grandparents Visitation Rights

If you have want to learn more about Grandparents Visitation Rights, please watch Partner Anne Lamkin Durward's recent appearance on Legal Speak which aired on Charter Channel 80. Many thanks to Kim Davidson and Tommy Carmichael for inviting Anne to appear. LEGAL SPEAK TRANSCRIPTLegal Speak is an exclusive presentation of the Alabama Cable network in prime time. This live program features guests in legal advice from a variety of sources, criminal medical, divorce, bankruptcy and workers' compensation are just a few of the many topics that will be covered on Legal Speak. Join our host Thomas Carmichael and Kim Davidson, live...

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Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Hard times come and go, however, sometimes experiencing hard times can have a lasting effect on your life as well as your finances. When hard times begin to affect your finances, everything you have worked hard for becomes in jeopardy, including your home in some cases, which may lead to your mortgage company wanting to foreclose on your home.If a foreclosure action occurs this could not only harm your credit but also put you in risk of not receiving future loans. But, is there an option besides foreclosing. If you or a loved one’s home is about to be...

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How is Child Custody Determined in Alabama?

Whether you are in the midst of an amicable divorce or a really difficult separation, if you have children, child custody will have to be determined. Child custody it is almost always never easy for either parent involved, nor the judge. Child custody is one of the hardest decisions that judges have to make, but how is child custody determined in Alabama? If you or a loved one is seeking information in this area, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham family law attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your...

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Bullied by Creditors? Protect Your Right

No one wants to fall behind on their bills, however, sometimes life is just not that kind and neither are some creditors. When you get behind on your bills and creditors begin calling, you can become very overwhelmed, quickly, due to their threats, phone calls to your employer and their manipulation tactics.However, you do not have to succumb to their bullying and depending on your situation you may have options available to you. If you or a loved one are being harassed by creditors, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham consumer rights attorney so that...

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What to do the Day After an Accident

When you are in an accident, it is fair to say that you are overwhelmed and possibly disoriented. Because of this, there may be information that you fail to get and receive during this hazy period to make an insurance claim; however, this information may be critical to the amount you receive from an insurance agency or if you decide to file a lawsuit.Therefore, the question becomes what actions should you take following an accident? If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham personal injury...

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Grandparents Visitation Law

Throughout the history of the United States, family interaction shave been of considerable importance. Though this is the case, many states have adopted grandparent visitation laws whereas a parent has the right to determine whom to have around their children, including grandparents. This means that a parent has the right to prohibit visitations between grandparents and grandchildren.Alabama was one of these states; however, under new law—which is being challenged—grandparents have rights to see their grandchildren. Because your children and family can be affected because of this law, if you or a loved one is seeking information in this area, it...

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Determining the Degree of Fault

When you are in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries that you sustain. The amount that you receive will be based on many factors. These factors will consist of the amount of damage sustained to you as well as your vehicle, but most importantly, who is at fault for the accident. Therefore, how exactly do you determine fault in Alabama? If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes...

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Holiday Season and DUIs

For most people, holidays are special. This is the time of year where families gather together, and friends alike, to celebrate and be festive. For others, the holiday season can be a depressing and stressful time of the year. No matter which side of the spectrum you may fall, drinking may be a part of your holiday season. Drinking in your home or a place that you will be stationary is fine, however, the problem occurs when you drink and decide to drive.The holiday season increases the number of accidents that occur and there is an increase in DUIs and...

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Can Facebook Activity be Used Against Me in Court?

We are in a technological world. For those of us who have family on the other side of the States or even the world, technology has allowed us to be able to communicate with one another and to express ourselves so that we can not only be heard, but also seen. We use different social media avenues to express different things, however, there are some things that should be left off of the internet, because whether you know it or not, your social media presence can always be found.But the question is, can Facebook and other social media outlets be...

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What You Need to Know about DUI Checkpoints

We have all been through them and they are always frightening: checkpoints. Even if you have no care in the world, insurance is top notch, there are no drugs or alcohol in your vehicle, your kids are strapped tight, it can still be overwhelming to go through a checkpoint. Though this is the case, there are certain things you need to know when it comes to DUI checkpoints in Alabama. If you or a loved one have been charged with a DUI as it pertains to checkpoints, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham criminal law...

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Have You Been Denied Emergency Treatment?

Accidents are going to happen. Some accidents are considered small that only requires a Band-Aid, while other accidents can require much more, such as emergency treatment. For some, if emergency treatment is needed, they go to the hospital without worrying as much about their treatment of care or whether they will be treated at all because they have health insurance.However, for others –those who do not have health insurance – receiving emergency treatment is a concern because they may be turned away because they simply cannot afford to receive the care. Although this is a true concern, is being denied...

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Driving on a Suspended License in Birmingham

Driving is important. It gets us back and forth to school, work, soccer practice and the list goes on. The problem comes when your license has been suspended. When your license is suspended, life does not stop. School continues, work continues, and those soccer practices, well, they continue as well.However, driving on a suspended license can come with some huge consequences and because of this it is important to seek legal advice and representation if your license has been suspended or has the potential to be suspended. If you or a loved one have been denied emergency treatment, it is...

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What Should Small Business Owners do to Protect their Business from Employment Lawsuits?

As a business owner, you have worked hard establishing your business and making sure that your business continues to run accordingly. Though we all make mistakes in business as well as in life, a lawsuit is never easy, especially when you are being sued by a former employer. So what can you do, as a small business owner, to protect your business from employment lawsuits? If you or a loved one is seeking information in this area, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham personal injury/employment attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible...

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