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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: My mother has lived with me rent free for 17 years but im engaged, want my own life and possibly sell my property.

How can I evict her?

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jul 6, 2023

Unfortunately, it is really impossible for us to tell without more information. If you own your property and your mother's name is not on your deed you should not have any issues, however if her name is on the property, you are in a difficult situation. If you rent, and her name is on your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I missed court cause of family problems and my charge was eluding but I was the passenger and now I have a warrant

I tried contacting them no answer what should I do ?

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jul 4, 2023

You should get a local criminal defense attorney, if you cannot afford one, you can surrender yourself (which you will likely have to do at some point or another now anyway) and assert your right to be appointed an attorney and you will get a Public Defender or another court appointed attorney. It... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: Pregnant after tubal ligation

What legal rights are there for women who conceive a child after a tubal ligation?

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jul 4, 2023

I am very sorry you are going through this. This is a very difficult situation for someone to be in. Unfortunately, the practice of medicine is not an exact science. Your case turns on whether or not there was some kind of malpractice on part of your doctor. You should gather your medical records... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: My 17yr old wants to live with me (father) and not their mom. Mother says she wants her to come back but child refuses t

I live in AL mother lives in GA

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jul 4, 2023

It sounds like you are in a difficult situation here. Unfortunately, we do not really have enough information here to really help you with this question. Some important context would be like whether or not there is a custody agreement or plan in place, and where was that plan ordered, in Alabama or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Alabama on
Q: The father of my child left us in the hospital. He never reached out and never signed a birth certificate. She’s 4 now,

My fiancé wants to adopt. How long do we have to be married for? Can he adopt before marriage?

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 14, 2023

It would probably be best to get married first and then adopt. Even though the biological father is not on the birth certificate he is still legally the father and has rights, so when you and your future husband do get married and he (your future husband) goes to adopt your child, you and your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: My neighbor's unleashed dogs attacked my cat on my property. Is my neighbor responsible for the vet bills incurred?

My cat ultimately died but not before I incured over $3200 in vet bills.

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 14, 2023

Yes, but you will likely have to sue them in court to get them to pay for it. This sounds like you likely have a negligence claim against your neighbor because they caused you economic damage (the $3200 vet bills). The other thing that helps you here is that the dog attacked your cat on your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: I live in apartment complex and my neighbor across from me keeps recording everything I do and turns it in

She turns in who comes to my apartment who leaves if someone is smoking every little thing I do I don't bother her I stop any company after 10 pm

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 14, 2023

This is tricky, its riding the line. It's not quite harassment under Code of Alabama §13A-11-8, because there is no contact or obscene gesture and it's not quite violating Ala. Code § 13A-11-30 about videotaping others because outside of your apartment you do not have a reasonable... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Always wondered if you where charged with murder and then found innocent. They can't charge you again right

Couldn't you then kill someone and not get charged because of Double Jeopardy.

And what if the person was missing and they thought you killed them and then they were found couldn't you kill them since Double Jeopardy. And if they did you could sue them for double jeopardy(heard... View More

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 4, 2023

No.

So, Double Jeopardy applies to the specific act. So, if you were charged with killed Person A who is actually away on vacation, then you are put on trial and convicted for murder of Person A, then person A shows up alive and well so you are released. If you then intently kill person A...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for Alabama on
Q: My wife had a coworker call her to the back and expose yourself to her she , he was fired, is the company reliable

I'm wondering what the processing if there is a potential lawsuit against the company, coworker exposed himself to her, is the company liable for unsafe workplace, or sexual harassment? Is there any civil lawsuit that can be filed, here?

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jul 4, 2023

It depends. There could be against the company, however unfortunately without more information it is impossible to tell. There is a possible cause of action against the coworker, you should seek a local personal injury/employment attorney to discuss this case with.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: if a person trips and breaks shoulder on public school property in the state of Georgia do they carry liability insuranc

will it cover such a accident .my wife tripped on a door stop that was in the middle of the floor in the door way and broke her shoulder in 4 places i have pic of the dooorstop and the ct scann and x-ray.

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 20, 2023

If it happened in the state of Georgia you will need to reach out to a Georgia attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Does jurisdiction matter in Alabama? I got a ticket in Huntsville city but it says Limestone County municipal court.

My Alabama ticket says I have to go to Limestone county municipal court. Huntsville city annexed the area I was stopped at from Limestone county. Does jurisdiction matter if the area the ticket says the infraction happened in belongs to and is maintained by Huntsville city and not Limestone county?... View More

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 14, 2023

Even though Huntsville split between Madison County and Limestone County it is still within those counties and therefore subject to their jurisdiction. Alabama does not have independent cities; the cities are a part of the county in which they reside.

So no, you cannot use that to get you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: What is the maximum sentence for someone who escapes from furlough in the state of Tennessee?

My husband escaped from furlough in Tennessee. I'm trying to find out how long his since could be if he's convicted

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on Jun 5, 2023

If he was convicted in Tennessee, you should reach out to a Tennessee Attorney. It depends on what he was convicted for, how much time was left on his sentence, etc. There are a lot of variables and there is no way of knowing without all the facts of his case.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Minnesota on
Q: Dad passed away in MN, had a small check didn't have estate but check says estate. how do we cash this?

In MN an estate has to be $75,000. He doesn't have this and doesn't have an estate. He has one check from a workers comp check that is worth about $13,000. How do we go about getting this cashed. We are also in a different state. Does it need to go through probate or is there a way to get... View More

Don Oliver Keene
Don Oliver Keene
answered on May 31, 2023

I think we need more information to answer this question. If your father lived in and passed away in Minnesota, you will need to likely speak with a Minnesota Attorney. Generally, Probate is initiated in the court of the county where the decedent resided at time of death, I would assume Minnesota... View More

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