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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Do I have to still file

My husband had came out he is a woman Is taken med and going to have surgery .and has gone to courts to legally have name changed do we have to for a divorce since that man no longer exist

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 21, 2020

If you are seeking a divorce, then you will not be divorced until either an uncontested or contested divorce has been started and a Judge enters a Final Judgment of Divorce. To avoid any issues, the best way to do this is to contact an attorney who practices Family Law where you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: At what point should you ask for your right to speedy trial?If it is a right why do you have to ask for it??
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can ask for a speedy trial at any time after arraignment. If you have not retained a lawyer by the time of your arraignment, now is the time to do so.

In every case, it's important to notify the court that you are asserting each and every right you want the court (the Judge) to be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: how does a person go about getting discovery if you do not have a lawyer?

Is there a wrong and right way to ask for discovery?

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 20, 2020

If you are charged with a crime that carries the possibility of a jail sentence (any felony or misdemeanor), it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer. If you are indigent (you do not make enough money to afford a lawyer), one can be appointed to represent you. You should go to your first court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: can a 16 year old autistic girl date a 19 year old? this started when she was 15 but turned 16 sept 2019.

This man has been taking advantage of my autistic daughter. I have found messages from him relating to sexual content. she is not capable of making those decisions, its more like shes 12. she is home schooled and doing 6th grade work. I have told him not to ever contact her again. I have taken her... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 14, 2019

You should contact your local law enforcement. Do not delete any content from her phone or continue to talk to her about the incident.

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Q: I have been charged with promoting prison contraband but it was not intentional do I have a chance to fight it
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 14, 2019

Whenever charged with a criminal offense, you should plead not guilty until you can discuss the facts of the case with a lawyer. If you cannot afford one, ask if one can be appointed to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What is a reverse split sentence Alabama
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 12, 2019

In Alabama, a reverse split sentence varies from a traditional split sentence because the suspended time is to be served first and then the “split” or non-suspended time is to be served last. However, unlike a traditional split sentence, after the initial probationary period the judge has... Read more »

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