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

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

2nd Apr 2015

Being awarded child support during a divorce, paternity, or other legal action is a victory, but sometimes that victory is short-lived.  As with all court orders, people don’t always comply.  When this happens, the parent entitled to receive support on … more

10th Mar 2015

We will look at the different types of divorce-related debts and see which are dischargeable, the effects of the different chapters (types) of bankruptcy on dischargability, exceptions to the basic rules, and how to protect the non-filing spouse both during … more

3rd Mar 2015

Today, Alabama is more often associated with family values and vacation days along the gulf than celebrity divorces.  But this hasn’t always been the case.  For 25 years, between 1945-1970, Alabama was a destination for celebrities, wealthy individuals, and anyone … more

10th Feb 2015

Tax Assessment and Appeals Process The State of Alabama Department of Revenue (“ADOR”) is responsible for the assessment and collection of taxes in the State of Alabama. When you owe taxes due to filing a return without paying the taxes … more

3rd Feb 2015

Every year, from October until June, the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are in session.  During this time, they hear oral arguments on cases, conference to make decisions on those cases, and draft (often lengthy) written opinions. Recently, … more