4th Mar 2018

Division of Retirement Benefits in Divorce Cases – Act 2017-162 (HB208, Rep. Coleman) (Effective Date: 1/1/18). This Act amends § 30-2-51, Ala. Code 1975, relating to allowance upon divorce of certain retirement benefits to allowance upon divorce of certain retirement … more

9th Jun 2015

Foley bankruptcy attorney

Oftentimes, discussions regarding declaring bankruptcy in Alabama center around whether it is the right decision, but the question that should be asked before that is whether it is even an option. The two most common forms of bankruptcy for individuals … more

1st Jun 2015

The Supreme Court released its decision in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett. The Court held that wholly unsecured junior mortgage liens cannot be voided pursuant to Section 506(d) and refused to limit the holding in Dewsnup v. Timm, (502 … more

At Semmes Law Firm, we are often asked about alimony by divorcing spouses.  The question typically comes in one of two forms: (1) Can I get alimony from my former spouse? or (2) Will I have to pay alimony to … more