Blog Posts in September, 2018

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  • Parent Must Show Irreparable Injury Under the Alabama Relocation Act
    Parent Must Show Irreparable Injury Under the Alabama Relocation Act

    If you are divorced or about to file for divorce and you have children, the Court will require language of the Alabama Relocation Act. After 15 years of practice, I believe that the Alabama Relocation ...

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  • Did You Plead Guilty Before a Magistrate or  a Judge in Municipal Court?
    Did You Plead Guilty Before a Magistrate or a Judge in Municipal Court?

    Almost 95% of people in Alabama will have a speeding ticket or a motor vehicle violation in their lifetime. Sometimes a ticket can be dismissed by providing a copy of insurance, getting a taillight ...

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  • WHEN CAN A PERSON MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION?
    WHEN CAN A PERSON MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION?

    Two of the biggest issues to be decided in a divorce case is child support and custody agreements. Although the trial court may make an original determination as to these matters, a parent can always ...

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  • WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE NOT ENOUGH TO DISMISS CHARGES
    WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE NOT ENOUGH TO DISMISS CHARGES

    In a criminal trial, there are certain rules about what evidence a prosecutor must turn over to defendants. Under Alabama law, if a defendant submits a written request for certain evidence, the ...

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  • HOW DO PRESUMPTIVE SENTENCING STANDARDS WORK?
    HOW DO PRESUMPTIVE SENTENCING STANDARDS WORK?

    Sentencing guidelines are widely used throughout the country when deciding how long to send a person to jail or prison. In Alabama, presumptive sentencing standards are used to establish what a ...

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  • TECHNICAL PROBATION VIOLATION RESULTS IN REVOCATION
    TECHNICAL PROBATION VIOLATION RESULTS IN REVOCATION

    If you have been convicted of a crime and are ordered to serve supervised probation, there are strict guidelines you must follow. Even admitting to a technical violation could result in you having to ...

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