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The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Alabama

February 14, 2019

When children are involved in divorce, things can get complicated quickly. On top of figuring out how assets will be divided, parents are tasked with agreeing on a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children. In a perfect world, parents would not be selfish or overly confrontational in deciding custody, but the world is not perfect. […]

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Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

January 24, 2019

Marriage is the legal union of two individuals. Ideally, marriage lasts forever. Two people are so in love that they never want to be apart. Unfortunately, not every marriage lasts forever. This is where a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) comes into consideration. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between the soon to be spouses about how certain assets and issues will […]

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Common Misconceptions About Buying a Home

January 16, 2019

Buying a home, whether it is your first home or your fifth, is an exciting time. You might be turning to friends and family for advice and guidance during this process. While friends and family can speak to their own experience and may have some excellent advice, it is important to keep an open mind and not believe everything that […]

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Best Interest of the Child

January 15, 2019

Just recently, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals decided a case called Pamela Hubbard v James C. Hubbard. It was a family law case that addressed the ability of a mother to move out of Alabama with the children. In this case, the father filed for divorce in 2013. During the divorce action, the mother requested that the court allow […]

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Can I Change My Child’s Last Name?

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

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

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

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

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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