Entries by Steven Harris

New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemptions

New Alabama Bankruptcy Exemptions On June 11, 2015 the State of Alabama increased their bankruptcy exemptions for the first time since 1982. Bankruptcy exemptions are used to protect a debtor’s property during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is filed, it is possible that your unprotected property could be liquidated and the money […]

Alabama Same Sex Divorce And Legal Precedent

Obergefell v. Hodges Decision On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court decided that the right to marry is a fundamental right that is guaranteed to same sex couples under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of […]