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

Alabama Personal Injury Law: Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a particularly complicated area of personal injury law. When medical malpractice occurs, individuals have a hard time continuing to work and sometimes even have difficulty accomplishing daily activities.Victims of medical malpractice in Alabama require the strength and skills of a strong personal injury lawyer who knows how to fight for the compensation they deserve. Victims of medical Read More

Don’t Provide Ammunition for Fictitious Domestic Abuse Accusations

Let us begin this blog by making one thing very clear: there is a very serious domestic abuse problem in the United States. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million women and men are victimized by some sort of domestic violence each year. It is a severe problem and steps must be taken to combat this epidemic. That said, false allegations of domestic abuse are sometimes Read More

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