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

25th May 2015

Foley bankruptcy attorney

There are many reasons why individuals file for bankruptcy, typically Chapter 7.  For most, the ability to “start fresh” or “wipe the slate clean” is high on the list.  Sometimes, debt just becomes unmanageable and the only way to get … more

18th May 2015

Bankruptcy Pat Due

Perhaps the most common question received by the Alabama bankruptcy attorney at the Semmes Law Firm is: should I declare bankruptcy?  There is often no one right answer, as whether to declare bankruptcy is a personal decision based on a wide … more