17th Sep 2019

Divorce is usually the result of a long journey through difficult times—more of a prolonged drought than a flash flood. Clients who come to us may be angry, but they are almost always exhausted with fundamentally unhealthy relationships. The decision … more

10th Sep 2019

Semmes Law Firm - Divorce and Child Custody Attorney in Fairhope and Foley Alabama

During a divorce, the motive to ensure the future well being of those you love can commingle with the motive to deprive your spouse of undue rewards. There are no last-ditch ways to secretly take assets off of the negotiating … more

3rd Sep 2019

The less amicably your divorce is likely to proceed, the more important a trusting and accountable relationship with your attorney becomes. If you and your attorney are on the same page about priorities, strategies, and appropriate behavior—and you stick to … more

26th Aug 2019

Child Custo

Divorces are incredibly challenging in and of themselves. There’s the fear of the unknown, the difficulty of forging a new routine without your spouse, the financial burden of going from a two-income household to that of a single-earner. Multiply all … more

10th Jun 2019

The way you behave now, at your most hurt and angry, unfortunately, may determine how things shake out during your divorce. Just assume that the settlement negotiated (or the court ruling) will be tailored to this person you are now … more

19th Apr 2019

Semmes Law Firm - Attorney in Fairhope and Foley Alabama

What exactly is a prenup? A prenuptial agreement, or prenup for short, is a financial agreement between the two people entering into the marriage. more

22nd Jul 2018

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a debtor’s personal obligation to pay condominium association assessments was not the result of a separate, post-petition transaction but was created when she took title to the condominium unit. As a result, the … more

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