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Can I Change My Child’s Last Name?

By MSN | September 30, 2018

Sometimes, what we think we want turns out not to be what we want at all. This “want” can range from employment and living arrangements to changing a name. As it pertains to changing your child’s last name, there may be several reasons why you would want to make such a big change. You may want to change your child’s […]

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Nondisclosure of Assets in Birmingham

By MSN | September 29, 2018

For most people, divorcing someone that you thought you would spend your entire life with can be difficult. Having to determine custody if there are children involved, as well as having to divide up marital assets and losses can be difficult to overcome. These situations can be made easier when both divorcing spouses have come to an understanding and a […]

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Birmingham Grandparent Visitation: FAQ

By MSN | September 23, 2018

Grandparent visitation rights are governed by Alabama Code § 30-3-4.2 (2016). Essentially, the law protects the primacy of a parent’s right to deny visitation with a grandchild, but allows a grandparent to challenge that denial under some circumstances.The previous version of the law was struck down by the Alabama Supreme Court as being unconstitutional. The revised law went into effect […]

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Who Is A Reasonable Person? The Reasonable Person Standard In Alabama

By MSN | June 14, 2018

When you are involved in an accident, you may sustain physical injuries, you may sustain mental injuries, and you may even be out of work until you are able to recuperate fully. When this occurs, you want to be compensated by those responsible for your injuries. You have two options: You can file a claim with insurance companies, or you […]

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Major Changes in Landlord-Tenant Law

By MSN | June 12, 2018

To all the landlords out there, we wanted to let you know of  very recent changes to the Landlord Tenant Act that is of major importance.  Effective June 1, 2018, the following changes became effective: Act 2018-473, HB421, amends Section 35-9A-421, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to noncompliance with a rental agreement, to: (1) to expand the acts or omissions […]

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Juveniles and Drug Crimes

By MSN | June 7, 2018

Watching your children grow into young men and women can be an overwhelming yet wonderful experience. During this time, you try to steer them in the right direction and help them make the best decisions possible. At some point, though, they will make mistakes because they are human. Unfortunately, some mistakes are bigger than others and can result in your […]

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Can I Seek Back Child Support?

By MSN | June 5, 2018

When you and your spouse decide to have a child, you do not expect to have to take care of that child alone. You expect your child’s other parent to do his or her part in raising that child, not only physically, but financially, as well. When this does not happen, you, as the custodial parent, may decide to seek […]

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How Long do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

By MSN | June 1, 2018

No one expects to be in an accident or to have some other injury occur to him or her, but these things do occur. When they do, you should be compensated for whatever injury you have incurred. When you are injured at the fault of another, you have two options – file suit or not file suit. In those cases […]

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What Does Being on Probation Mean?

By MSN | May 31, 2018

When you are accused of committing a crime, you will be charged with the crime you allegedly committed, and if there is enough evidence, you may be convicted of the crime. The consequences that you face, depending on the crime, can be minor, such as fines, or more serious, such as incarceration. In some situations, probation may be a viable […]

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