Knowing What Lies Ahead: Personal Representative Tasks And Documentation

Being appointed to handle a friend or loved ones' estate is an undisputed honor, and only the most trusted and honest acquaintances are asked to fulfill these duties. It's a good idea, however, to understand what you are in for when it comes to the requirements. Being a personal representative (or executor) is not just a title or honor, it means that you have a job ahead of you. To learn more about what will be expected of you during the probate process and the paperwork you will be dealing with, read on. Read More 

3 Police Mistakes That Could Help You Avoid A DUI Conviction

Being charged with a DUI can definitely seem like the end of the road for you as a driver. DUIs carry serious penalties, including not just fines and possible jail time, but also the loss of your license, at least temporarily, and increased insurance costs when you do have your driving privileges reinstated. But don't give up just yet. It's worth trying to fight the charges – you may be able to get them dismissed or get the penalties reduced if you have the right legal strategy. Read More 

When Can You Sue Your Home Builder For A Foundation Defect?

If you've recently purchased a newly-constructed home, you've probably been looking forward to minimal maintenance for the next decade or two while your neighbors with older homes spend thousands to replace their roof, windows, or heating and cooling systems. However, in some situations, you could find yourself dealing with a construction defect -- namely, a cracked or leaking foundation that allows water to flow into your basement or even causes your floors to settle unevenly. Read More 

What Should You Know About Filing A Wrongful Death Claim In Alabama?

If you've recently suffered the tragic loss of a spouse, child, or other immediate family member due to another's negligence, you may be bouncing between grief and rage and wondering about your next steps. While there's never an upside to such a tragedy, if the accident or injury that claimed your loved one's life took place in Alabama, you may be able to benefit from fairly generous laws governing wrongful death lawsuits. Read More 

Do You Still Have To Pay Child Support If You Go To Jail?

A report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that 1.2 million people serving time in jail are parents of minor children. If you are a non-custodial parent, you may still be required to pay child support regardless of whether you were incarcerated before or after your divorce was finalized and the support order was established. Here's more information about this issue and what you can do if you don't have the cash to pay. Read More