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Category Archives: Misc. Legal Issues

ADOPTION; A Different Point of View

My girlfriend is pregnant and we are no longer speaking to each other.  She says she is giving our baby up for adoption and there is nothing that I can do about it. She has already picked out the people she is giving my baby to. I have a good job.  Me and my parents will […]

New changes in Alabama child support calculations

On June 1, 2018 the Alabama State Bar officially implemented and enforced a new amendment to Rule 32 which documents how child support is calculated. “The change effects those that are receiving third party payments which also include direct payments to the minor child on their behalf.  For instance, if you have been deemed eligible […]

What happens if I die without a Will? – Alabama Law

GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT WILLS WHAT IS A WILL? A Will is a document which provides the manner in which a person’s property will be distributed when he dies. A person who dies after writing a Will is said to have died testate. If someone dies without writing a Will, they have died intestate. WHO MAY […]

Many enjoy outdoor activities in Alabama

Are you one of the many folks that enjoy outdoor activities in Alabama? Ever wonder who is legally responsible to keep you safe while you are out there? There is nothing better than getting away from the daily stresses of work and enjoying a peaceful hike. With the warmer weather and longer days here, many […]

Tenants’ Rights: Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

As a tenant, you have many renters’ rights you may not be aware of. When you rent an apartment, home, condo, or other unit, understanding your rights and how to enforce them can help you be a better tenant and offer peace of mind. Getting in the Door If you apply to rent a unit, you can’t […]

Over half the homes in Alabama are mortgaged

Gavop’s latest study shows that over half of all homeowners in Alabama have used mortgages to help finance their house. As of 2016, 56.61 percent of homes had a mortgage or other debt and 6.37 percent of homes had a second mortgage, equity loan, or both. Gavop analyzed data from the United States Census Bureau […]

The Curse Of Employer Controlled Medical Care

If you have suffered a serious work-related injury, you may know the frustration. You report the accident. You ask for medical care. Then, your employer sends you to its “occupational” doctor. In Birmingham and many other communities, we have an “occupational” health clinic that typically serves this purpose.   This article re-published by permission, courtesy of […]

MY BOSS MAKES ME WORK “OFF-THE-CLOCK” What should I do?

  My employer is constantly requiring us the work “off the clock” and not paying us overtime.  What should I do? Emily K., Boldo Wage and hour laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are designed to protect employees and ensure that they receive an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work. One […]

I’m being hassled unfairly by bill collectors

Recently, I received a phone call from a bill collector who claimed I owe $500 for a purchase made on Home Shopping Network (HSN) eight years earlier. The debt-collection company, which had bought the debt from HSN, demanded that I pay the full amount. I disputed the debt because I had already paid it off.  […]

Hotel Room Theft

  We had valuables stolen from our hotel room over spring break. Is the hotel liable?       –    Rodney, Cordova, AL   In ancient Babylon, the King ordered death for innkeepers whose negligence caused inconvenience or injury to travelers. That was a little extreme. Most U.S. states today have “innkeeper laws”, largely based on English common law dating to […]

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