Divorce Court or Mediation

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of filing for divorce, there is a way that you may keep the process out of the courtroom: mediation.  Mediation is a process that involves you, your spouse, and a mediator. The mediator does not work for you, or your...

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Hosting a Football Party? Things You Should Know

‘Tis that wonderful time of year when college football has begun and friends and family gather to enjoy the games. There is always food and drink involved in a good football party, and sometimes, too much drink can get you into trouble - even if you are the host.  If...

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If In a Car Wreck Do You Need a Lawyer?

Whether it is a pesky fender-bender, or a more serious car wreck - how do you know when you need to hire an attorney? Here’s the thing: even in a minor accident injuries such as whiplash or back pain may not manifest for several days.  There are a lot of issues that...

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Bankruptcy Filing: The Basics

If you find yourself in financial difficulties and cannot meet your obligations to creditors, filing for bankruptcy is a legitimate option. There are two types of consumer bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Knowing which to file is a fairly easy decision.  Both...

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Workers’ Compensation and Mental Illness

If you suffer from mental illness due to work factors, such as stress, depression, anxiety, or even post-traumatic stress - are you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits? Most state workers’ compensation laws make it very difficult to collect benefits based on...

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Dangerous Dogs and Liability

If you own a dog breed that is considered dangerous - such as a pit bull, you are bound by law to take extra precautions with that animal. There are countless stories each week of such dogs attacking, and sometimes killing, children, adults, and other animals. Just...

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Car Wrecks: Things to Know if You’re Injured

Getting into a car accident means you are not having a good day. But even after the tow trucks have come and gone, and you are home, or hospitalized if you’re injured, there are a lot of legal issues to deal with.  The law is always changing, and you have to keep up...

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Alabama’s New Marriage Law

The rules they are changing if you are getting married in Alabama. The new marriage law goes into effect August 29, 2019. The biggest changes are that you will not be required to have a ceremony with a minister presiding, and the license does not have to be obtained...

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When OnStar Doesn’t Work: And Your Child is in the Car

A Florida woman found herself in an tough situation when she couldn’t get into her car where she had left her small child. General Motors says it is investigating what went wrong with the automobile’s OnStar system.  Christina Tuffords was loading groceries into her...

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Scam Artists: Don’t Become a Victim

Scammers seem to be hidden around every corner. Use of the internet to communicate, pay bills, shop, and to otherwise conduct a large part of our lives, makes it easier than ever for scammers to hide and victimize. Research has shown that older people are more likely...

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