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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: My sister, brother and I inherited parents house.Brother moved in without my sister or my consent, refuses to leave/sell

In Alabama. Won’t pay rent, move or sell.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Hire a competent AL attorney to search the title, determine Heirship, then file an Action for a Partition Sale.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Alabama on
Q: Union sponsored supplemental life insurance for certain railroad retirees (Yardmasters) is being denied.

Allegedly upon retirement, a covered Yardmaster had a time limit of 60 days to submit a $20 payment to retain the insurance upon retirement. Subsequently, because of this requirement, at least one yardmaster was denied the benefit. However, recently another yardmaster was granted the insurance... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 28, 2022

An Alabama attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. In terms of your question on a class of plaintiffs, it could depend on the size of the pool of retirees. One option is to reach out to an employment attorney. Good luck

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Alabama on
Q: Can I file and put my auto loan in it but my spouse does not want to file and he is secondary on the auto loan

Can I still file and put the auto loan in chapter 13 without my spouse having to file?

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Sure you can. And in a Chapter 13, there is a "co-debtor stay", so while you are in your Ch. 13, creditors are stayed from attempting to pursue the debt against both you and your spouse.

By the way, when you file a bankruptcy case, you must disclose ALL your debts, as well as all...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Alabama on
Q: Should I go to law schcool?

I have always been fascinated with being a criminal defense attorney. So much so that I got my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from UAB here in AL. I ended up with an office job in freight logistics making 72k a year and the job is decent. I don't mind doing it, but it's just not... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 18, 2022

This is really a question that involves lots of thought. Congratulations on your Criminal Justice degree. That's a big accomplishment. Only you can make this decision, based on your schedule, finances, and personal commitments. Going to law school part-time at night can be consuming, and it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: can 2 firms perform a potential med mal case-?my statute of limitations is in sept- and i have 2 good firms interested

while they perform they investigation the statute will run out and if one of them doesnt pursue the case for any reason, id like to give the other the chance to look at the facts and maybe take the case- But i dont want to create any issues or trouble..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 15, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your concern about the looming statute of limitations issue is valid. We are in mid-June and there is the matter of retrieving records and reviewing them without delay, depending on the schedules of medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Is it NECESSARY for separate insurance coverage, when co-owning a piece of property, like a boat.Asking for a friend.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 12, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Policies generally run with the vessel. However, this is something that should be discussed with the insurance carrier. Carriers could differ in their practices and standard procedures for underwriting their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Probate for Alabama on
Q: My mother passed away in 2016. My father was the executor of her estate. She inherited oil leases in a few states from

her parents. My father didn't transfer them over to his name. He passed in 2019. I am the executor to his estate. Problem is, she passed in Alabama and I am a resident of Virginia. We had to get a 3rd party resident of AL to handle the transfers of the oil leases to a LLC for my sister and... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I assume that there's an attorney involved with your mother's estate? if so, speak to that attorney. if you have issues with him, then consult with another probate attorney and seek what is recommended.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Can they keep my kids away from me

I left my boyfriend 4 months ago cause of domestic reason. We have 3 kids together. We were living in Jackson Al when this happened. He left and went to fort Payne Alabama with the kids . He hasn't let me get them or see them since and I've tried.. well now he's locked up in Cherokee... Read more »

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
answered on Jun 10, 2022

You have a hot mess here. You have to get into Court on this and file an action to establish paternity and custody. He is violent and you have been to jail for drug use. Find a lawyer you practices in your County and get this before a judge... the sooner the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Where to file adoption paperwork

I relocated w children. I had court & other parents permission. It’s now been 3 years and my husband wants to adopt the children we would file in the state where we currently live correct since the child visitation case in Florida has been closed since we moved…

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
answered on Jun 9, 2022

YOu file the step parent adoption with the probate court in the county in which you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a employer terminate you due to a accident 2 years ago before you became employed there

It was a traffic accident and have a criminal attorney but he’s in court and the employer is asking for my accident report. Do I have to submit the report and can they terminate me over it?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 7, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that an employment law attorney would have more insight into than a car accident attorney. There's no guarantee every post on this forum is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Alabama on
Q: My son died, and was not married. His Ex girlfriend is trying to claim everything is hers. What is my rights?

They are one time shared the same address but she had recently moved out and in with her mother. Now she's claiming they were back together. And that everything is hers. What is my rights?

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jun 3, 2022

If you son did not have a will, then chances are you and his father (if living) are the sole heirs of his estate. If your son had a will, then the heirs are whomever he said they are. You should contact a probate attorney for help with this before all of the assets disappear and are unrecoverable.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: I've had an affair with a client. I ended it, but he keeps pursuing me, and threatens to tell my job. What can I do

He calls, texts, and has sent things to my job. After being told not too. Im starting fear for my safety. He has incriminating text and pictures that support the affair but I also have text and emails asking him to stop contacting me.

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on Jun 1, 2022

You may want to take a look at the crime of Stalking Second Degree, which states, in the relevant part, that if a person intentionally acts with an improper purpose, repeatedly harassed, telephoned, or initiated communication with another person and caused that person to reasonably fear for that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a person crimal record be wiped clean like for drugs and jail. If so how is that possible. Please help me.

I can't find nobody who can help me. Please if someone can tell .thank you

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on May 31, 2022

It sounds like what you are looking for is either 1) a pardon or 2) expungement. The ability to have your record "wiped" depends on if you were convicted or not and what the charges were. Not all drug charges can be expunged. If you are looking to have your record sealed then I suggest... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Q: I am a paternal grandmother who has helped raise my almost 5 year grandson. Can I get visitation. We are Super close.

The biological parents never married and my son doesnt help take care of child so I have been in his place. Mother now took child rom me. I want visitation. Can I get it. My grandson sees me at least half the month and is extremely bonded to me. I have cared for him since birth. Mother... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on May 30, 2022

Family Court Act §651(b) has a procedure for grandparents to obtain an order of visitation first by proving exigency, and then proving best interests. That takes two hearings and really requires the help of an attorney.

The general policy throughout these United States is to limit child...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: what does this case mean? DR-2009-900-405.01
Jared Dale Vaughn
Jared Dale Vaughn
answered on May 26, 2022

You'd additionally need the county , but this is a case number.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Alabama on
Q: Can I sign the title to a vehicle that my parents have given me "with express permission?"

The truck is in Mississippi, my parents are in Dothan, AL living w/ my daughter. We intend to get the truck and bring to our home here in Ellijay, GA. Mom is willing to sign the title and has even mentioned just signing for her to avoid driving to Dothan with it in hand. Can I sign with... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 20, 2022

What does this have to do with Florida law? And what would "p.p" mean? Depending on the state in which the truck is titled, it might be possible for Mom to give you a power of attorney. Mom seems to be under the impression that she cannot allow someone else possession of the truck... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama can county officers from another country, allow to conduct traffic stops in another county.
Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on May 17, 2022

I'm sorry to have to say this but, it depends. Jurisdiction of a county office doesn't immediately end at the county line. There is an area of concurrent jurisdiction. This means that there is a buffer zone where the counties meet in which officers from both counties are well within their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Does both the CP (and/or DHR) and judge must approve a child support arrears rebate request or can just one of them?

I have been paying child support as directed by the latest support order (from 5 yrs ago) and have been consistent about it whenever I've had a job. The new order had an arrears amount added to it of $3,474. There was even a time when I was living in AZ I was paying extra in hopes of paying... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 9, 2022

This appears to be a question concerning Alabama law. So you should ask it in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Alabama.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Alabama on
Q: I have a humerus implant and I want it removed as it is causing problems. Does the doctor have to honor my request?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 8, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Doctors don't automatically carry out a patient's orders simply based a patient's will. It's true that they essentially work to provide treatment that a patient wants. And you probably have sound... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: How do I submit a sale of division forms to the courts, are will I need an attorney to do so on my behalf.
William Vann Burkett
William Vann Burkett
answered on May 4, 2022

Partition or Sale for Division is a cause of action under Alabama Law. To accomplish a partition of real property, a lawsuit will need to be drafted and filed with the appropriate probate or circuit court. Such actions can be very complicated and having an attorney is highly recommended.

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