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Plan Ahead to Protect Your Interests in a Divorce

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Sometimes divorce comes as a complete shock to one spouse who had no idea the other spouse was even considering it. It can be difficult to prepare for the inevitable in this case. However, it’s more common to have an idea for months, if not years, that a divorce is imminent. Whether you are… Read More »

What is a DUI in Alabama

What Is a DUI in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Each state in the nation has the autonomy to set its own DUI – driving under the influence – limits and penalties. In Alabama, the definition of driving under the influence is found in Section 32-5A-191 of Alabama code, as are the penalties for a DUI conviction. If you have been charged with a… Read More »

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Do I Have to Take a Breathalyzer in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

 Being pulled over by a police officer who requests that you submit to a breathalyzer test can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you have indeed been drinking. If you are pulled over and asked to submit to a breathalyzer, you may be wondering what your legal rights are, whether or not you have… Read More »

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What is a Restraining Order in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

A restraining order is a legal document in Alabama that orders one party to stay completely away from another party. Physical abuse, threats, harassment, and stalking behavior are the most common reasons for a court to issue a restraining order. Obtaining a restraining order is often necessary in a relationship that has become increasingly… Read More »

Grounds for Divorce in Alabama

What are Grounds for Divorce in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

When filing for divorce, there are a number of reasons why a marriage could be being dissolving. The complaint for divorce must have causes, or grounds, that are recognized in the state of Alabama. When you file and choose the grounds of your divorce, you must have enough proof in court that your marriage… Read More »

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What Should I Do If I’m Pulled Over for a DUI in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Being stopped for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a scary and confusing experience. It’s important to know your rights as an Alabama motorist before you get behind the wheel, especially because of the consequences of a DUI conviction. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency constructed a table of DUI conviction penalties. This table shows… Read More »

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How Is Child Support Calculated In Alabama

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

If you are considering a divorce in Alabama with children involved or are involved in a paternity case, child support is probably already an issue.  The state of Alabama recognizes that both parents, whether married or not, have a legal obligation to support their children. Fortunately, the rules are specific about who has to… Read More »

Alabama’s Stand Your Ground Law

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Each state is responsible for enacting its own self-defense laws. Typically, the law states that an individual has one of three duties in regards to their right to defend themselves with the use of deadly force: a duty to retreat, a duty to retreat on certain types of property, or no duty to retreat… Read More »

How Old Does a Child Have to Be Before They Can Decide Who Should Be Their Custodial Parent? 

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

One of the most emotional, and often contentious, issues when parents separate or divorce is with whom the child will live. While Alabama law stipulates that a child custody determination must be made within the best interests of the child, what is within a child’s “best interests” is often disagreed upon. To help a… Read More »

As a Grandparent, What Visitation Rights Do I Have with My Grandchildren?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

When parents of a child divorce, separate, or die, the event can be emotionally taxing for everyone involved, including the child’s grandparents. When custody of the child is in question, grandparents may wonder whether or not they have the legal right to seek custody or visitation with their grandchild. If you are a grandparent… Read More »

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