7 Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Alabama

Getting into any type of auto accident can be a very scary experience, but it is significantly worse when the accident involves a large semi-truck. These vehicles have so much more mass than a normal passenger vehicle that the risk for extreme injuries goes up quite dramatically. This is why it is so important to be aware of some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Alabama: so you can take steps to avoid Read More

5 Instances Where You Might Need to Modify the Original Terms of Your Divorce

Once a divorce agreement is put in place many people mistakenly think that everything is set in stone and that they will never have to revisit the terms. In reality, however, there are many times when it may be necessary to modify the original terms of this agreement—a process which oftentimes requires complex legal intervention if either party disagrees with the proposed changes. Learning about some of the many Read More

A Brief Guide to the Alabama Court Structure

If you are facing a situation where you need to go to court, it is a good idea to at least have a basic understanding of how the Alabama court system is structured. This post will provide a basic overview of the Alabama courts, and what each of them do. Alabama Supreme Court This is the highest court in the state and is responsible for reviewing cases heard by the lower courts. This is also where cases where Read More

Spot the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse: 6 Red Flags to Watch For

Having a loved one live in a nursing home can be a great way to ensure they get the care they need. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes, or nursing home employees, have the best interest of their residents at heart. Nursing home abuse and neglect can be intentional, or the result of things like understaffing and poor training. Whatever the cause, it is important that you know what to look for so you can react Read More

How a DUI Conviction in Alabama Can Impact the Rest of Your Life

If you or a loved one has been pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence, you need to understand just how serious this charge can be. Being found guilty of a DUI can have very severe implications on both your personal and your professional life for many years to come. Understanding just how big of an impact this type of thing can have is very important when deciding how to best proceed. Financial Read More

Thinking About Divorce? 5 Steps to Prepare Yourself Financially

When you get to the point in a marriage where it becomes clear that a divorce is imminent, or at least very likely, it will be quite emotional. There will be many things that you need to do in order to get ready for a divorce, and one of the most important is prepare financially. Not only is divorce an expensive process, but you also have to start preparing for when the finances that were once together in the Read More

8 Common Causes of Slip & Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries in an instant. One moment you’re just walking along, and the next you are flat on your back (or worse, in the hospital). While sometimes falling is unavoidable, other times the hazard that caused the fall is there due to the negligence of the property owner. When this is the case, you likely have cause to pursue legal action. Take a moment to learn about 8 of the Read More

Alabama Criminal Law: A Brief Overview of Expungement for Criminal Records

Having a criminal record of any type can be extremely detrimental to your future. It can make it difficult to get a job, get a loan, and can even impact your relationships with friends and family. In some cases, it may be possible to have a criminal record expunged, meaning it no longer shows up on your record for any legal reasons or for background checks. While it is quite difficult to qualify for an expungement, Read More

6 Key Factors Alabama Courts Consider in Child Custody Cases

Going through a divorce can be a difficult process, and when you have children to take into consideration, it can become even more complex. In the state of Alabama, child custody is never a cut and dry issue. Multiple factors can contribute to the decision about who gets custody, or if custody is shared equally. It’s generally the court’s preference that custody is shared between both parents, but with other factors Read More

Who Gets What?: The Division of Property in an Alabama Contested Divorce

If you are currently involved in a contested divorce in Alabama, you know firsthand the fear and uncertainty that can accompany the distribution of marital assets. Many parties are afraid that they will walk away from the divorce process with nothing, either because they did not bring a large amount of assets into the marriage, did not work outside the home during the marriage, or other financial concerns. Read More