4 Emotions You May Experience During Your Divorce

Though nearly half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, making the affair a common occurrence, it is still a major life event. Couples who legally terminate their marriage are going to experience a range of intense emotions. It does not matter whether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, whether the split was expected or not, or how long you have been married – you will need a good amount Read More

4 Parties Who May Be Liable in a Trucking Accident

An auto accident involving two passenger vehicles is scary enough and, chances, are you have been involved in one or more during your lifetime. The result of such a collision is usually a simple fender-bender, and the two drivers often follow the accepted protocols (exchanging information, taking pictures, etc.) and resolve the issue fairly quickly. Accidents involving 18-wheelers and large trucks are quite Read More

Impacts of Criminal Conviction on Rest of Your LIfe

Once you’re arrested on criminal charges, your focus immediately shifts to the prospect of a prison sentence and time away from your family, and rightly so. If you are convicted, then you have little choice but to satisfy the penalties levied against you. After you have paid your debt, then you might have the expectation that life can, more or less, return to normal.  Unfortunately, that expectation is almost Read More

4 Tips for Helping Kids Adjust to Splitting Time Between Houses

Hopefully, you can sigh a little bit in relief after your Alabama divorce agreement has been finalized. You won’t get long to rest on your laurels, though, because there is a whole new normal waiting for you. And, if you have children, it will likely involve plenty of encounters with your ex as long as your kids are splitting time between the two houses. You might still be feeling bitter or angry at your ex about the Read More

Understanding the Administrative License Suspension after a DUI

After a DUI arrest, you essentially have two cases before that you need to worry about – the criminal DUI case and the administrative case that deals with the suspension of your license. Apart from having a DUI conviction on your record and the possibility of jail time, another significant stressor is losing the ability to drive to and from work, to pick your children up from school or daycare, and other major Read More

Assumption of Risk Explained

During a personal injury case, one defense that may be raised in order to prevent a payout to the injured party is the assumption of risk affirmative defense. The underlying assertion bolstering this legal doctrine is that in some personal-injury situations, the victim understood that a potential for injury existed and still subjected him or herself to the potential danger. Therefore, the plaintiff, not the Read More

Getting Compensated for Loss of Consortium Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In addition to compensation for medical bills and lost wages, victims of a serious personal injury that arises from someone else’s negligence can also pursue non-economic damages. One example of a non-economic damage is loss of consortium. This type of claim is also referred to as “loss of affection” and may be pursued by members of a victim’s family and other loved ones who are close to the victim. If the victim Read More

An Overview of Child Support Modifications

There may come a point, years after you and your ex-spouse finalized your divorce, that a life change may warrant a second look at the terms of the original divorce agreement. One of the aspects of the agreement that may need to be altered is the order of child support payments. Often, a job or career change gives rise to the need to petition for what’s called a “modification” of child support.  Requirements Read More

An Overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries

When it comes to personal injuries, few things are as serious as the potential for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is considered any incident that causes temporary or permanent disruption of brain function. Fortunately, concussions, which are classified as mild TBIs, make up the majority (roughly 75 percent) of all TBIs suffered annually. Still, severe concussions can cause loss of consciousness and take weeks Read More

Overview of Alabama Stalking Laws

In 2012, Tracy’s Law was codified in the Alabama Criminal Code that gave definition to new stalking laws. Named after a Huntsville nurse who was murdered by her boyfriend in 1999, the new statutes designate certain behaviors that were previously deemed as merely annoying or intrusive as stalking crimes. Whereas before there was simply stalking and aggravated stalking crimes, there are now separate tiers of each of Read More