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January 2020 Archives

Co-parenting strategies after the divorce

Alabama parents who get a divorce must still deal with co-parenting issues. This can be challenging when parents are missing important moments in their children's lives or struggling to communicate, but it is possible to build a functioning co-parenting relationship even after a difficult divorce.

Busting 2 myths about DUI stops

In general, most people know that driving under the influence is illegal. They also know that the legal limit is a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08%. They have some understanding that a DUI arrest could lead to the loss of a license, time in jail and heavy fines.

Why Miranda warnings are important

Many people in Alabama know that if they are arrested, they will hear the police officer read out a list of rights, beginning with the famous phrase, "You have the right to remain silent." However common these words may seem to be, they are more than just rote phrases. They reflect significant rights that people have when under suspicion of a crime, and understanding those rights can be important to protecting them from violations. These rights, known as the Miranda warnings, take their name from a 1966 Supreme Court case that mandated suspects must be advised of key rights when they are taken into police custody.

How to prevent and solve construction disputes

During large or small construction projects in Alabama, disputes can sometimes arise between various parties involved, including the property owner, contractors and subcontractors. These disputes have the potential to reduce the profitability of the project or damage long-term working relationships. That's why many contractors want to do what they can to seek a fair settlement of issues that arise in the construction project. In many cases, these disputes emerge when there is no clear understanding of a contract, an ongoing delay or a failure to follow the contract's terms.

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