The Hawkins Law Firm

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Guntersville, AL 35976


600 Boulevard South SW Suite 104
Huntsville, AL 35802


1209 Spring Valley Drive, NE
Arab, AL 35016

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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 »


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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Calculating Alimony in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

In the ideal divorce, the parties will jointly and amicably agree to things like child custody, child support, property division, and alimony payments. Unfortunately, divorces are often difficult and involve charged emotions, and parties often strongly disagree on many elements. Alimony, in particular, can be a difficult pill to swallow for the paying party…. Read More »

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Business Disputes in Divorce

By Lana Hawkins |

Divorce can make your personal life unpleasant in a myriad of ways, but if you’re a small business owner or share property of substantial value with your former spouse, divorce can have serious financial and professional consequences, as well. Fighting to maintain a controlling share of your business or a fair portion of your… Read More »

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America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Selection

By Lana Hawkins |

May 13, 2019 – Announcing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Lana K. Hawkins among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award. Selection is not… Read More »

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