New Alabama Grandparents’ Visitation Law Passes

Last month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law new legislation intended to increase the legal visitation rights of grandparents in the state. Known as HB334, this bill was designed to better define the legal rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren in situations where the parents of the children may seek to prevent such interaction, and also to clear up lingering legal questions caused by Read More

A Brief Overview of Uncontested Divorce in Alabama

Divorce, no matter how amicable, is almost always painful. However, there are two main types of divorce that can be obtained in Alabama, one of which tends to be far less painful than the other. The more challenging option is called a “contested divorce,” and the alternative is known as an “uncontested divorce.” The difference between the two boils down to whether or not the parties involved in the divorce are Read More

A Brief Introduction to Alabama Ignition Interlock Devices

Every state has its own laws, procedures, and consequences regarding the criminal offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). While some states have stricter laws than others, the consequences of a DUI conviction are almost universally severe and far-reaching. In Alabama, as with most states, a DUI conviction carries both criminal and administrative penalties. Criminal penalties for a first-time DUI offender Read More

Understanding Contributory Negligence

When it comes to Personal Injury Law, the concept of “fault” can be an incredibly tricky determination. In some cases, when you are injured in an accident, the attribution of fault can be perfectly cut and dry. However, more often than not, fault for the incident is not entirely clear. The fault in most personal injury cases hinges on the concept of negligence. In layman’s terms, most people understand negligence Read More