Should I blow? – Dothan Law Group discusses DUI in Alabama
April 16, 2019

Should I blow? The most common question that people ask me when they find out that I practice DUI defense is, “If I get pulled over for DUI, should I blow?” This is really a loaded question. Each individual scenario is different. The most important thing to keep in mind when deciding to submit to... read more

TRIVIA TIME! How many types of alimony exist in the State of Alabama?
April 2, 2019

  How many types of alimony exist in the state of Alabama? A) one B) two C) three D) none of the above   The answer is C! There are three different types of alimony in Alabama: periodic, rehabilitative, and alimony in gross. Rehabilitative and Periodic Alimony are largely awarded based upon the number of... read more

Choosing the Right Lawyer to Represent You in Your Divorce – From Dothan Law Group
March 20, 2019

When you are faced with a divorce, choosing the right divorce lawyer is an essential step in the litigation process. A divorce usually involves complex legal issues such as property division, child custody, child support, alimony, division of assets, and division of debts. Hiring a lawyer that does not have experience with divorces in Alabama... read more

Today in “How can the court do that?”: Take Money Out of My Check
June 22, 2018

Scenario: We went to child support court a few weeks back. I was ordered to pay $X per month. I have been paying my child support to the other party and the next thing I know, money is being taken out of my check! How can the court do that?  The answer is through an... read more

Today in “How can the court do that?”: Establish Child Support but Not Visitation
June 22, 2018

Today I met with a person who asked me a question I hear almost daily, “How can the court do that?” This episode involves this common scenario: Parents have never been married and the child was born out of wedlock. Custodial parent goes to DHR to establish child support. Non-custodial parent shows up to court... read more

Understanding the Alabama Parent-Child Relationship Protection Act: “The Relocation Act”
June 22, 2018

The relocation of a custodial parent is complicated issue that happens quite often. When the custodial parent wants to relocate with the parties’ minor child, the court has the right to impose certain restrictions. I often simplify my explanation that one of three things can happen: The court will allow the child to relocate with... read more

Uncontested Divorce: Is it right for you?
June 22, 2018

Whether you have been married 3 months or 30 years, divorce is a scary process. An uncontested divorce may be the fastest, cheapest, easiest way to get divorce. Although it is natural to want to get a divorce as fast, as cheap, and as easy as possible, uncontested divorces are not always the best way... read more

Is it time to modify your custody order?
June 22, 2018

When you and the opposing party have children together, it is very likely that you will be back in court several times to modify your current custody, visitation, and/or child support order. But when do you know when it is time to modify custody? Overview In Albama, there are two types of custody: legal custody... read more