June 21, 2018
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Six Common Myths About Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  

Think you know your rights to leave? Think again. Many Americans take advantage of protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) each year, but […]
June 20, 2018

Conservator vs Guardian: Protecting Minors and Disabled Adults

You may have heard the terms “conservatorship” and “guardianship” used somewhat interchangeably. While similar, there are important differences between these ideas. A court sometimes has to […]
June 15, 2018
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Can I Get an Alabama Annulment Instead of a Divorce?

For anyone considering hiring a Birmingham divorce lawyer, there are a handful of things you should know. Alabama family law is complex, and nothing compares to […]
June 10, 2018
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Is My Recovery from a Discrimination Case Subject to Division in My Divorce?

Every year, thousands of Americans file and succeed in claims against their employers for discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination, age and gender discrimination, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, […]
June 6, 2018
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When Should You Update Your Power of Attorney?

Most people by now realize that it is important to have certain legal documents in place in the event of an emergency or life event. Powers […]
June 2, 2018
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Three Common Scenarios That Lead to Estate Disputes

When a person dies leaving a large estate, it can be a bittersweet time for heirs. On one hand, there is the sadness of losing a […]
May 8, 2018
photo of alabama legislature building in montgomery New Law Limits Alimony in the state

New Law Limits Alimony in Alabama

Earlier last year, the Alabama legislature changed the rules for alimony. Before the changes, Alabama family court judges would routinely review petitions for alimony and award […]
May 2, 2018
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Three Common Sense Reasons You Should Consider a Trust

When people hear the term “trust fund,” they usually think of the super-wealthy, but trusts are not just for those with incredibly high-asset estates. Many middle-class […]
April 28, 2018
Alabama Opens Door for More Retirement Distributions in Divorces

Alabama Opens Door for More Retirement Distributions in Divorces

Until recently, Alabama courts were unable to force parties to divide retirement benefits in a divorce unless the parties had been married for at least 10 […]
April 20, 2018
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Divorce Courts Now Deal With Disputes Over High School Athletics

There are plenty of things to disagree about in a divorce case. Who gets the kids on major holidays? Where are we meeting to make the […]
April 3, 2018
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Trusts for People with Disabilities

One of the primary concerns people have as they age is protecting their children, grandchildren, and other people they love. This can be complicated when an […]
April 3, 2018
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Preparing for the High Cost of a Nursing Home Stay

Not all estate planning is about wealth building. In fact, these days most Americans are less concerned about what happens if they die, but rather, they […]
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