You Just Got Served Divorce Papers. What Happens Now?

Sometimes you see it coming and sometimes you are completely blindsided. If you are reading this, you may have just been served divorce papers from your spouse. We know that this can be a shocking moment. What is most important right away is not to shut down and instead to take a moment to process everything. Do not try to reach out to your spouse immediately in a fit of emotion. Make sure to take time for yourself Read More

Can You Sue a Minor for Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

What happens if you are injured in an accident by a minor? Can you still sue them to obtain damages and medical financial help if they are under the age of eighteen? This is a complicated matter and not one with a definitive one-size-fits-all answer. Obviously, most children have little to no money. There is no point in suing an eight-year-old for their allowance money. That does not mean, however, that there is no Read More

7 Tips for Safe Driving

Whether you’ve been driving for decades or today is your first day, you know that it isn’t always easy on the road. For as much as we all drive - several times every day for a lot of us - driving an automobile can be a demanding and frightening experience. It’s easy to treat it as an everyday occurrence and not stay on your best proactive driving behavior. It’s important to respect the road and the other drivers Read More

Is it Time to Get a Divorce?

The New Year is the time where most people assess where their life is and what direction they want to move in going forward. You’ve successfully survived the holidays, and now you’re looking at a vast landscape of time and wondering what you should make out of it. For many couples, this is the time that they decide to get a divorce. Divorce is a long and complicated process. It is not something to be taken Read More

5 Ways Divorce Affects Adult Children

Most parents' first thought in a divorce is not about them, but about their children. How a child can be emotionally affected by a divorce is a major concern for all parents, especially those who were children of divorce themselves. Some couples even “stay together for the kids” - until the kids are all out of the house or in college, and then they move forward with their divorce. When it comes to adult children, Read More

8 Tips for Bicycle Safety

Bicycles have been a popular transportation option since 1817. They’re a healthier option for the environment and personal health. They’re beloved by children, many of whose first real achievement is learning how to ride one. In the middle of a pandemic, they are a safer big city travel method than public transportation. In a troubling statistic, however, almost a thousand bicyclists are killed in traffic collisions Read More

What is Aggravated DUI?

The crime of DUI, or driving under the influence, is serious enough (even for first-time offenders). Those who are convicted of DUI for the first time face up to a year in jail for the offense in addition to a fine of up to $2,100. On top of the criminal penalties, drivers will face a temporary driver’s license suspension and be forced to attend a substance abuse program.  The charges could be enhanced and the Read More

My Spouse Cheated on Me. Does that Affect My Divorce?

Money issues, general incompatibility, and infidelity. Those are three of the most common reasons for divorce. The latter might hurt people’s emotions the most, as finding out that your spouse has cheated on you could come out of the blue. Other times, non-adulterous spouses receive clues over a long period of time, resulting in a growing suspicion.  Regardless of how you found out your spouse was unfaithful, we Read More

You’ve Been Accused of Domestic Violence. Now What?

Being arrested on domestic violence charges or learning that you’re the subject of a protection order might come as a complete surprise to you. Or, you might have been prepared for the moment. Either way, domestic violence charges are certainly nothing to brush off or minimize; a conviction for domestic violence can trigger mandatory minimum jail sentences, fines, and prolonged restrictions on certain Read More

What Happens if You’re Involved in a Ridesharing Accident?

It’s somewhat amazing how quickly ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft permeated routine life in Alabama. After starting out in the state’s largest cities, the service is now available statewide. Part of the delay in allowing the services to operate from the Tennessee line all the way down to the white sands at the Gulf were the well-intentioned efforts to ensure that drivers and passengers were protected in the Read More