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Divorce Spikes After the Holidays

Did you know that the number of divorces tends to spike after the holidays? It’s true! A variety of research has concluded that the holiday season seems to serve as a catalyst of some sort for divorce requests.  In fact, in 2016 a study conducted by the University of Washington found that the above-average divorce filings in March has their origins in the holiday season.Continue reading

Increased chances of motor vehicle accidents during the holidays

As many people know, Thanksgiving is a very heavily traveled holiday, as is Black Friday. However, more cars on the roads also means that there is an increased chance of drivers being involved in motor vehicle accidents. Several agencies, including the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, have asked families planning on traveling this holiday season to keep several things in mind in hopes of preventing accidents when possible.Continue reading

Fighting back against charges of embezzlement

Alabama readers know that criminal charges can change your life. If convicted, you could face time behind bars, steep penalties and other adverse effects on your future. If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, you would be wise to take your situation seriously, especially if you are facing white collar crime charges. White collar crimes, such as embezzlement, are serious charges that carryContinue reading

Family law options for potential parents

As many may know, November is National Adoption Awareness Month. There are a number of families across the country, including Alabama, that have adopted or are considering adopting a child. Many of these parents, or prospective parents, are only aware of a few of the options available to them through family law. Embryo adoption may be a viable choice for some families. This option mayContinue reading

Motor vehicle accident results in two deaths and three injuries

Car accidents occur daily across the nation. Some are caused by drivers whose judgment is impaired in some way, and others may be caused by freak accidents. However, there are many others that are caused by a driver’s failure to follow simple traffic laws. Failing to follow these laws can cause result in deadly motor vehicle accidents. This was the case in Alabama on Oct. 29. AuthoritiesContinue reading

Reasons for divorce

To some Alabama residents, it may seem like more couples are choosing to separate every day. There are many couples across the country who have been together for several years and are now getting a divorce. While some people may find this to be unusual, there are some individuals who believe that many divorces are caused by a few underlying problems. Infidelity is one major reasonContinue reading

Don’t let a fraud accusation cheat you out of your future

You have just been taken into custody for fraud, and you cannot stop thinking about what this means for you today and long term. You may naturally worry that your reputation will disintegrate, especially if you are a public figure in your community. You may also be concerned about losing your freedom if you end up with a conviction. Fortunately, even though authorities may assertContinue reading

Motor vehicle accidents caused by impaired drivers can be deadly

High-speed chases have been glamorized in movies for years. In movies, even when the car crashes, the passengers will often miraculously make it out alive. Unfortunately, real life victims of motor vehicle accidents are rarely as lucky as the people in movies. One family was forever changed in Oct. 2016 when the car carrying one of their own crashed off U.S. 72 in Alabama. There were two people inContinue reading

Alabama has contributory negligence for motor vehicle accidents

For many Alabama residents, traveling back and forth while going about daily life is an uneventful occurrence. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents occur on a frequent basis, and they can result in both physical injuries and monetary damages. Alabama has laws that regulate how these events are to be handled. If one is involved in a crash, no matter how minor, both motorists should contact theContinue reading

Consider Social Security benefits when going through a divorce

Most Alabama residents and others around the nation hope that Social Security benefits will be part of their retirement income in the future. However, if a person is going through a divorce, his or her potential benefits may be affected. While an individual’s benefits typically do not change, there may be additional benefits due because of an ex-spouse’s work history. Whether or not a divorcedContinue reading

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