Lawyers for Life's Transitions

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 […]
July 9, 2018
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How do I Contest a Will?  

Unlike a trust, a will cannot control your assets after you die. Instead, a will just determines where they go when you die. In other words, […]
July 3, 2018

Improving Communications With an Ex

When you are going through a painful divorce or custody fight with an ex, it can seem like even the smallest issues become major complications. Heated […]
July 1, 2018
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Five Signs That You May be a Victim of Age Discrimination

The law says that you have a right to compete in the workforce without regard to your age. However, as you can probably guess, employers discriminate […]
June 30, 2018

Why You Should Not Have an Investment Broker or Insurance Agent do Your Estate Plan

Perhaps you have got a local insurance broker or investment advisor who has long been your most trusted source of investment and retirement planning advice. This […]
June 29, 2018
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Can I Get a No-Fault Divorce in Birmingham?

The term “no-fault” divorce is often overused and misused. For those who are considering getting divorced in Birmingham, AL, it is important to speak with an […]
June 28, 2018

FAQ for Long Distance Divorces

A lot of couples are already separated by distance before they file for divorce. Here are some of the more common frequently asked questions that Birmingham […]
June 24, 2018
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Five-Step Guide for Military Members Planning Divorce While Stationed Overseas

It is no secret that military service can be hard on marriage. For those serving in overseas duty stations or on deployment, this can be even […]
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, […]
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