Lawyers for Life's Transitions

April 11, 2019
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Does My Employer Have to Give Me Paid Breaks?

Technically no, your employer does not have to give you paid breaks, at least not in Alabama; but there is more to it than that. Like […]
March 19, 2019
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When a Caregiver Gets Too Close

If you live in Alabama and you have an aging parent or other relative, you likely are already aware of the many ways people attempt to […]
March 17, 2019
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Update on Alabama Divorce Laws

For those looking to get divorced in 2019, there are some changes to the law that you may want to keep in mind. Did you miss […]
March 16, 2019
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Can I Get Paid to be the Representative of an Estate?

If you have been named the executor of a will or you need to act as the representative of a decedent’s estate in Alabama, it is […]
March 15, 2019
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Report Suggests Sexual Harassment Linked to Health Problems

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), women who suffer from sexual assault and harassment suffer from a […]
March 15, 2019
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Risks of Foster Care Adoption

If you are an Alabama couple seeking to adopt, you may have heard that it is easier to become an adoptive parent if you begin as […]
March 8, 2019
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How to Protect a Disabled Person’s Right to Public Benefits

If you have a relative who is severely disabled and can not work, you may worry about how that person would continue to receive the public […]
March 5, 2019
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Is Open Marriage More Likely to End in Divorce?

In recent years, so-called “open marriages” have gained increased popularity. This is especially true of millennials and younger couples who seek to avoid some of the […]
March 4, 2019
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When a Nursing Home Will Not Take Your Power of Attorney

You did everything right. You had a power of attorney created for your aging loved one, and even had the loved one sign it. Everything was […]
February 27, 2019
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Paying for a Divorce When You are Not Working

In many marriages, especially those with children, one spouse often acts as the sole or primary breadwinner for the entire household. In these marriages, the stay-at-home […]
February 26, 2019
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Legal Problems do Not Happen in a Vacuum

A woman was at work and her supervisor started making suggestive remarks that were clearly inappropriate. She told him to stop, but it did not end […]
February 6, 2019
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When Life Changes So Should Your Estate Plan

For some people, making a will is an unpleasant task. Confronting one’s own mortality can make a lot of people uncomfortable, so once the task is […]
January 19, 2019
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Punished for Reporting Sexual Harassment: What Every Employee Should Know

There was a 50% increase in the number of sexual harassment claims brought in 2018, when compared to the prior year. This is according to the […]
January 16, 2019
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What is Capacity for Making a Will?

Most Americans do not have a last will and testament in place. In fact, not long ago AARP estimated that about 60% of adults do not […]
January 9, 2019
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Three Dangers of Not Disclosing Assets in a Divorce

Just about everyone facing a divorce will at some point at least consider hiding assets. It is human nature to worry about losing all of your […]
January 9, 2019

Unique Challenges in Law Enforcement Discrimination Cases

Law enforcement, like any career, has its own unique challenges. Police officers are faced with frequent stress, odd work hours, and constant physical demands and threats […]
December 10, 2018
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What is a Pour Over Will and Why Have One?

As we age, we begin to think differently about our lives, our possessions, and our legacies. One of the greatest acts of love and compassion is […]
December 2, 2018
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Understanding the Role of the Guardian ad Litem

If you are like most people, you have probably never really given much thought to what goes on in a courtroom when a minor or disabled […]
November 24, 2018
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Managing a Hostile Work Environment

One of the toughest scenarios in the workplace is living with an abusive or hostile work environment. In many cases, the hostility, abuses, and harassment culminate […]
November 19, 2018
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When can Alcoholism be Grounds for Divorce?

Alcoholism can be tragic for a family. In Alabama, serious alcohol abuse can be grounds for filing for divorce. However, it is important to put the […]
November 15, 2018
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What Does At-Will Employment Really Mean?

The term ‘at-will employment’ is often misused and overused in regular conversation about wage and employment disputes. If you have been terminated or demoted by an […]
November 6, 2018
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Research Links Joint Custody to Better Outcomes for Children

It has long been believed that children whose parents share true joint physical custody do better after a divorce. Of course, much of this is due […]
November 6, 2018
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Police Brutality as a Constitutional Problem

To be clear, there are thousands of wonderful and dedicated law enforcement officers out there doing great work in their communities. Just as those officers do […]
November 6, 2018
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Moving an Adult Guardianship from Another State to Alabama

One of the great things about living in the United States is the ability to move from one place to another with ease. For most Americans, […]
October 13, 2018
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When is “Aging Out” Unlawful?

If you have been in your career for some time and you are approaching your golden years, you may be worrying about how long you will […]
September 19, 2018
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Pre- and Post-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

It may not seem romantic, but in many cases, a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement may be a wise choice in order to give you and your […]
September 19, 2018
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What to do When You Suspect a Loved One has Diminished Mental Capacity

Perhaps it is a spouse or an aging parent, but in recent months you have started noticing ‘changes.’ Maybe it began with intermittent forgetfulness, or maybe […]
September 19, 2018
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When is a Personal Injury Settlement Part of Your Marital Estate?

If you are expecting funds from a personal injury settlement but are also in the midst of a divorce, you may be rightfully concerned about your […]
September 19, 2018
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Can I be Fired for Mental Health Problems?

For Americans living with mental illness, it can be difficult to face the problems head-on due to unfair stigmas and society’s broad misunderstanding of what really […]
September 19, 2018
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Can Workers File Class Action Age Discrimination Lawsuits?

You probably already know it is unlawful to discriminate against workers based on age. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with the responsibility for […]
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