A Guide to Real Estate Closings in Alabama

Purchasing a home, or another type of real estate, is an exciting time in one’s life. The decision to invest in real property is likely to be the biggest that person will make in their lifetime. They have spent copious amounts of time researching properties, visiting properties, and making the decision of which piece of […]

What Happens to the Pets in a Divorce?

Studies estimate that 68% of families throughout America include a pet. Whether that be a dog, cat, bird, or other animal that provides companionship, this is a large percentage. You might not think about what would happen to your pet in the event of a divorce, but it is a conversation that is becoming increasingly […]

The Basics of Premises Liability

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Every land or property owner owes a duty of care to visitors of the property to protect them from injuries, or not do anything to contribute to the potential chance of injury. The level of care depends on the type of visitor in question. In Alabama, there are three different categories visitors to land or […]

Tips to Make Buying a Home Easier

Purchasing a home is an exciting time in one’s life. Whether it is a starter home for you and your new spouse to begin your lives together, a home for your family to grow in, or a home that you have worked hard to afford and enjoy your life in, buying a home brings about […]

Alabama Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Not every legal issue results in a trial or court room proceeding. In fact, a majority of legal issues are settled outside of the courtroom. There are many different types of alternative dispute resolution in Alabama. One such alternative dispute resolution is mediation. Mediation is a process in which both sides of a dispute come […]

The Discovery Process During Divorce

Divorces can be messy. From dividing assets, coming to a custody arrangement, and generally coming to terms with a new chapter in your, life divorce can have unexpected twists and turns. Depending on the situation, some soon to be ex-couples can come to an amicable settlement and end things on a positive note. However, when […]

The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Alabama

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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 […]

Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

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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 […]

Common Misconceptions About Buying a Home

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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 […]

Best Interest of the Child

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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 […]