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Charles Dewayne Raney Lawyer

Charles Dewayne Raney

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Real Estate, Estate, Business, Power of Attorney, Family Law

Charles Raney is a practicing lawyer in the state of Alabama specializing in Real Estate. Mr. Raney received his J.D. from the Faulkner University Tho... (more)

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B Chadwick Wise

Family Law
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Edward Lynn Alley

Juvenile Law, Traffic, Domestic Violence & Neglect, DUI-DWI
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Jennifer Halsey Castro

Personal Injury, Family Law, Immigration, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years
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Douglas L Patterson

Family Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

Elizabeth A Halbrooks Llc

Family Law, Civil Rights
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Elizabeth Quisenberry Wirtz

Reorganization, Elder Law, Family Law, Trusts
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Jonathan Donald Watson

Criminal, Immigration, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  11 Years

Camille Rene Warren

Civil Rights, Traffic, Family Law, Housing & Construction Defects
Status:  Deceased           Licensed:  13 Years

Kimberly Adina Ford

Construction, Estate Planning, Family Law, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  14 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME

An annual income figure for which there are as many families with incomes below that level as there are above that level. The Census Bureau publishes median fam... (more...)
An annual income figure for which there are as many families with incomes below that level as there are above that level. The Census Bureau publishes median family income figures for each state and for different family sizes. A debtor whose current monthly income is higher than the median family income in his or her state must pass the means test in order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and must commit all disposable income to a five-year repayment plan if filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

DILUTION

A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurr... (more...)
A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurred. In this case, trademark infringement exists even though there is no likelihood of customer confusion, which is usually required in cases of trademark infringement. For example, the use of the word Candyland for a pornographic site on the Internet was ruled to dilute the reputation of the Candyland mark for the well-known children's game, even though the traditional basis for trademark infringement (probable customer confusion) wasn't an issue.

ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE

Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and aba... (more...)
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances.

AMICUS CURIAE

Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong i... (more...)
Latin for 'friend of the court.' This term describes a person or organization that is not a party to a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant but that has a strong interest in the case and wants to get its two cents in. For example, the ACLU often submits materials to support a person who claims a violation of civil rights even though that person is represented by a lawyer.

LEGAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal... (more...)
The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal custody of a child. Compare physical custody.

ADOPTION

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship rec... (more...)
A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights and custody.

TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY

A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the su... (more...)
A special kind of property ownership that's only for married couples. Both spouses have the right to enjoy the entire property, and when one spouse dies, the surviving spouse gets title to the property (called a right of survivorship). It is similar to joint tenancy, but it is available in only about half the states.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.

MARRIAGE

The legal union of two people. Once a couple is married, their rights and responsibilities toward one another concerning property and support are defined by the... (more...)
The legal union of two people. Once a couple is married, their rights and responsibilities toward one another concerning property and support are defined by the laws of the state in which they live. A marriage can only be terminated by a court granting a divorce or annulment. Compare common law marriage.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Corwin v. Corwin

... Alabama law requires that interest of 12 percent per year be applied to each installment of past-due child support. ... "Under Alabama law, child-support payment `installments become final judgments as of the date due.' Osborne v. Osborne, 57 Ala.App. ...

Ex parte Thompson

... cases challenging filing fees that poor plaintiffs cannot afford to pay, the object is an order requiring waiver of a fee to open the courthouse door for desired litigation, such as direct appeals or federal habeas petitions in criminal cases, or civil suits asserting family-law rights, eg ...

Ex parte JE

... On May 8, 2006, the district court judge, Judge William D. Russell, Jr., entered an order containing the following findings of fact and conclusions of law: ... So.2d 859, 874 (Ala.Civ.App.2003), and because "the termination of parental rights strikes at the very heart of the family unit, a ...

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