4 Ways a Divorce Might Become Contested

A divorce will be considered either contested, or uncontested, depending on whether the separating couple is able to negotiate and come to an agreement on all the essential steps of a divorce. Many people are surprised to learn that most divorces are actually uncontested, and the details of the divorce are worked out between the couple and a mediator or other third party rather than a judge. There are times, however, Read More

An Overview of the Alabama Arrest Process

Getting arrested in Alabama is a frightening experience. As with anything in life, however, the more you know about what is going to happen, the easier it is to deal with and the less frightening it will be. While the specifics of a case will vary quite a bit based on the charges and other circumstances, the basic arrest process is going to be very similar. The Initial Arrest Everything will really start with Read More

4 Ways You Can Violate Probation

If you have been convicted of a crime, it’s possible to end up with some type of probation that you need to live with for some time. This probation could be in place of jail time, or for a period of time after you are released from jail. Either way, it is absolutely essential that you follow the terms of your probation precisely to avoid further legal problems or even (additional) incarceration. Unfortunately, even Read More

4 Lies You Believe About the Breathalyzer

A breathalyzer is a tool that police officers use to measure how much alcohol you have in your system. It works by having you blow into the machine, which will then measure the amount of alcohol on your breath, which is then translated to your blood alcohol content, or BAC. If you are at or above 0.08% BAC in Alabama, you will be charged with drunk driving or a similar violation. While the breathalyzer is a commonly Read More

Alabama Family Law: An Overview of Alabama’s Child Custody Laws

If you are going through a divorce or have a child outside of wedlock, determining the custody arrangement for the child is very important. In Alabama, the courts will work with the parents to determine how the division of child custody will work in any particular case. The main goal of the courts is to provide for the best interests of the children involved, but each individual judge has a lot of leeway in making Read More

4 Common Medical Errors That Can Result in a Malpractice Lawsuit

When visiting the doctor’s office or hospital, we put our trust in the hands of the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. In many cases, we are in a very vulnerable situation due to an injury or illness and are relying on the medical professionals to provide the necessary care so we can fully recover. While the medical professionals do an excellent job in the vast majority of cases, there are times when Read More

Personal Injury Law: Understanding Alabama’s Premises Liability Laws

If you have experienced an injury while on someone else’s property, you will need to have a good understanding of the premises liability laws in Alabama. These are the laws that explain what responsibilities a property owner has to maintain their premises so that it is safe for everyone who comes onto the property. These laws can apply to individual property owners, businesses that own or operate on a property, or Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Alabama

When going through a divorce, there are many options for how you can proceed. One of the most important is going to be whether you get a contested or an uncontested divorce. While this won’t be entirely up to you, it is important to understand the differences between these two options so you can prepare for whatever comes your way. Understanding a Contested Divorce in Alabama A contested divorce in Alabama is Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Adjust to Life Following Divorce

When a couple goes through a divorce, it is a very traumatic experience. It is important to keep in mind, however, that it is a painful event for everyone in the family, not just the couple who ended the marriage. When parents get a divorce, just about every aspect of their kid's lives will also be impacted. What’s worse is that they typically feel like they have no control over the situation, which can make it hard Read More

4 Steps to Immediately Take Following a Car Accident

Getting into a car accident is a frightening experience. If you or a loved gets into an auto accident, it is important to take the right steps in order to protect your legal rights. Of course, the first thing that should be done is get whatever medical treatment is necessary for yourself, your passengers, and anyone who is in the other vehicles. Once you have confirmed that everyone is physically ok, start walking Read More