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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Alabama on
Q: My brother says the money and my father's accounts ways to pay off his student loans there was no willl is this legal

All my father's personal belongings are in my brothers possession

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 29, 2020

Most banks have joint with right of survivorship terms. This means that if your brother was on your fathers account, at your fathers death, the money in the account belongs to your brother, and it would not be part of your fathers estate. However if there is no Will, Alabama laws of intestatacy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Upon release, a CO been harassing & stalking female, posted mugshot 7 times on FB, Says she sells Drugs to kids (9th A).

Female never arrested, worked in LE years & owner of County’s cadaver K-9 in training. Upstanding citizen No drug/criminal Hx. This is only Run-in. Stopped there to use restroom. DTF Serving ADOC Warrant on male occupant. Waited 3 hrs forSearch Warrant. 11 grams meth found in box in Male’s... Read more »

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 29, 2020

You say she was never arrested but had a bond of $100,000. Also there are more questions here before an answer can be given. I’d at least do a consult with a lawyer to discuss some options for you. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: How do I contest a custody order that was made by a judge in another state that did not have jurisdiction
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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 28, 2020

You need to provide more information before we attempt an answer. Such as, what is the Order for? When was it filed? Were you served? Is it a modification or original divorce? Please provide more information. Thank you.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: So my ex ( gf at the time we are both girls ) got into a fight she’s 19 I’m 17 she wants to take me to court

She cheated on me I confronted her and she got mad and got my face and we started fighting but while physically fighting her phone was in her pocket and got broke she wants to take me to court and I’m wondering what’s the worst could happen

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 28, 2020

Well you are a juvenile, so they can put you on supervised probation and probably make you pay for the phone. Or, if you’re lucky they may just put you on a consent decree and not adjudicate you delinquent. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I recently paid off all the amount that I owed in arrears. They are still taking these deductions from my check.

How do I get the deductions to stop? My children are adults and all child support is paid in full.

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 28, 2020

You have to go to the clerks office and fill out a CS-44 Affidavit for Termination if Withholding Order for Support. It is stating to the court that the children have reached the age of majority and you are no longer obligated to pay support. Congratulations!!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: I have 3 month old child and the father is narcissistic person. When he comes around he only comes for my money.

And verbally abuse me. I did a protection order but he held me hostage so I couldn’t go he also threaten me If I go back that he will hurt me and take our child. How can I collect child support and not let him be around my child? He sell drugs and is not a stable person.

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 27, 2020

Please contact 2nd chance and they will help you get away from him.

Also contact DHR who will go after child support without giving any visits. Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I was arrested for receiving stolen property 3rd except for I don't know what I supposedly received I had to call

The cops on My fiance one night he was out of his mind high on either drugs or alcohol or mix and tried to kill me when they came to arrest him they found all this stuff around the outskirts of my yard that I didn't even know was there they took one thing had the owner come with a trailer to... Read more »

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 26, 2020

Receiving stolen property is knowing the property was stolen and keeping it anyway. The knowingly is what has to be proven in a criminal prosecution for receiving. However if it’s in your constructive possession you can be deemed to know it was there if they have other factors with it. If I were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: Do i have full custody of my kids when dhr give them back to me and not the father he didnt participate.

Can he keep my daughter at his house even though i have the paper stating they were placed back with me?

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 25, 2020

The order should tell you. If you don’t have a copy of it, you can go to the juvenile section of the clerks office and they will provide it to you.

If it says you have custody then you are correct, your daughter has to come home to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for 1st degree theft in Alabama?
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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 24, 2020

It’s four years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Alabama on
Q: Was being served papers at my home when answered the door the officer seen parafinalia

On table and found small amount of marijuana. I was arrested for misdemeanor parafinalia and misdemeanor possession. Can I get this dismissed?

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 24, 2020

It’s very possible. While this falls under the “plain view” exception to a warrantless search, many counties in Alabama have a PreTrial Diversion program that allows for the dismissal of the charges once you complete the program. I’d find a good criminal lawyer and ask them about filing out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: How much will this cost,
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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 23, 2020

How much will what cost? You haven’t said anything about the type of case it is.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: How do I file a petition for a child support order that is in arrears for an adult child with DHR in Alabama?
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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 22, 2020

Go to DHR they will handle it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Q: If I’m on my son’s birth certificate, do I have rights to visitation
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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 21, 2020

No sir, not until you are adjudicated in a court. A child born to an unwed mother is sole custody to the mother, even if you are listed as his father on the birth certificate. If you want visitation you will have to Petition to establish Paternity, Visitation and custody if you want rights to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Is Certain Person drunk/addict arrest for firearm possession a felony or misdemeanor?
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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 20, 2020

It’s a misdemeanor. There are two, Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm. The first is where the person has been previously been convicted of a crime of violence such as assault, robbery, burglary, murder, etc. This one is a Class Ce Felony. The second one, the one you asked about is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Q: My son is 18, his girl friend and him have a baby, her family is not allowing him to see the baby, what can we do

They will let us see the moter but not the baby and he was present for the birth and he is on birth records and baby has his name

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 19, 2020

Petition the court to establish Paternity, visitation and child support. He can exercise his rights and they can’t stop him. He’s the father, not the grandparents.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Charged with Burglary 3rd at 16 years old...

My 16 year old son acted dumb and entered a school that had been shut down for years and ended up being caught while walking out of the school. My son and 1 other boy were arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd. The other boy stole a half of a pack of printer paper, a used box of crayons, and a... Read more »

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 11, 2020

I agree with Mr Juneau but I would add that since nothing was stolen, I would argue that your son is guilty of criminal trespass instead of burglary 3rd. Try telling the prosecutor that and getting him/her to amend the charge to that.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: I am unwed, pregnant, & do not want the father of my child involved in the pregnancy. What are my rights in AL?

We were in a serious relationship during the beginning of me becoming pregnant however have since broken up. He has become manipulative & verbally abusive & I am considered to be a high-risk pregnancy. Can I have him not be involved at all in my pregnancy & prenatal care &... Read more »

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 10, 2020

He does not have the right to bother you during your pregnancy. Contact him one last time and tell him if he bothers you again you will have him arrested. And then stop all contact. If he bothers you again call the police and have him arrested. When you go to the hospital and have the baby, do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Can i fill for full custody through dhr when i already been to the state

My husband took his childs mother to court for joint custody in December 2019 he got joint everything but he is on child support aswell a accident happened in may where she cameto my(his wife)mother house to fight left the car in reverse while child was in it now she has a pending child... Read more »

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 8, 2020

You have a lot of questions in this and have not provided much information. You need to get to a family law attorney immediately. Also just for a short answer, yes he can get in trouble for not paying child support when he is ordered to, even though he hasn’t seen him. And probably yes, you need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Is the speeding fine still doubled in a construction zone when no workers are present?

I was clocked by a state trooper supposedly doing 102 in a construction zone on a sunday. i say supposedly because he had to come over through 2 lanes in steady traffic to get behind me. I am in college and I really cant afford a ticket that big, and the points on my license will make my insurance... Read more »

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Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 7, 2020

If you don’t have any prior tickets, ask for it to be dismissed if you take driving school. If you do have prior tickets ask for it to be dismissed on costs. Or ask for a trial because most troopers don’t show up. They will get one continuance. At the next court date, if the trooper is not... Read more »

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