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Guntersville, AL 35976

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Huntsville, AL 35802

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Arab, AL 35016

Recent Blog Posts

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Tips to Co-Parent After a Divorce

By Lana Hawkins |

Divorces are complicated at the best of times. When children are part of the equation, things can be even more difficult and emotionally-charged. After a divorce involving kids, it is important to keep the children’s well-being first and foremost in your mind. Below we offer a few tips to help you co-parent with your… Read More »

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Common Alabama Divorce Mistakes

By Lana Hawkins |

Even at the best of times, divorces can be, unfortunately, difficult. They represent a serious change in the lives of the parties and a change in how they view their relationship and family. If you are facing the possibility of divorce, the earlier you start planning and the earlier you get a divorce attorney… Read More »

Child Custody

What are the Best Interest of the Child Factors for Custody in Alabama?

By Lana Hawkins |

Regardless of whether you are a married couple divorcing or unmarried co-parents vying for custody, under Alabama law, the question regarding custody of the kids is the same: What is in the best interests of the children? The answer to that question will determine who gets primary custody, whether the parents can share joint… Read More »

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Supervised vs. Unsupervised Probation in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

If you are convicted of a crime in Alabama, you might or might not be subject to incarceration. With a strong legal defense, you may be granted probation instead of jail time either at the time you are convicted or as a condition of early release after serving some time. Probation in Alabama can… Read More »

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What Parental Rights do Grandparents Have in Alabama?

By Lana Hawkins |

Family dynamics differ across generations, cultures, and even among families within the same community.  In some families, children visit their grandparents on the holidays or other special occasions.  In other families, the grandparents are heavily involved in child-rearing, acting almost as a second set of parents.  But what happens if a parent or parents… Read More »

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Dating While Divorcing in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

Filing for divorce is a major step that requires getting past significant financial and emotional hurdles.  Once you have filed for divorce, you can and should feel satisfaction for taking control of the next steps in your life.  However, filing is just the first step in a process that may, unfortunately, take months if… Read More »

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Alabama Supreme Court Decision Highlights Importance of Detail-Oriented Estate Planning

By Lana Hawkins |

A recent Alabama Supreme Court decision serves as a brutal reminder of how the technicalities of the law can harm the unwary. Having a knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and dedicated estate planning and probate attorney is vital to ensuring the financial security of yourself and your loved ones. Learn about the case below. Alabama Supreme Court… Read More »

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Relocating With Kids After an Alabama Divorce

By Lana Hawkins |

A divorce is often the first of many steps taken that change your life significantly. Getting out of a bad relationship can be freeing, as you realize that your professional and financial decisions are no longer dictated by your relationship to your former spouse. But, if you share children, you must still take the… Read More »

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Getting a Restraining Order in Guntersville

By Lana Hawkins |

Domestic violence is, unfortunately, prevalent across the country and, in particular, in Alabama. In 2017, across the state of Alabama, there were 32,178 reports of domestic violence involving simple assault, as well as another 4,291 “violent offenses” in a domestic setting other than simple assaults. If you have experienced domestic violence, it is vital… Read More »

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Is Alabama a Common-Law Marriage State?

By Lana Hawkins |

Not all states require couples to follow all of the legal formalities of marriage in order to claim certain benefits of married couples. Many states will recognize a marriage for purposes of tax benefits, child adoption and custody, medical decision-making, etc. if the couple meets certain requirements even without filling out a marriage certificate…. Read More »

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