Legal Matters

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Long-Term Care & Pre-Planning

March 23, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies to long-term care planning.   One of the primary goals that seniors voice is the desire to make sure their heirs receive certain assets at the senior’s death. A Last Will and …

A Phantom Vehicle Personal Injury Claim-What is That?

March 23, 2019

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury If you are injured when a car veers into your lane and does not actually hit your car, but still runs you off the road and causes you to crash, do you have an auto insurance claim? If you have full coverage under your automobile …

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The High Cost of Probate

February 23, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com People that have a Will are able to name their personal representative  (also called an “executor”). This is the person(s) that the probate court will generally give authority to handle the estate when the person dies.    A Will cannot be submitted to the probate court …

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Where Will Your Riches Go?

January 26, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com “. . . each one builds up riches, not knowing who will receive them.” Psalm 39:6  In this psalm, the psalmist points out the silliness of spending our lives focused on building wealth when we really have no control over where the wealth goes after we …

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Hit and Injured by an 18-Wheeler or other Big Corporate Truck?

January 26, 2019

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury  What to Do to Protect Yourself Due to the hectic demands of life, we often find ourselves on the road. Daily interstate travel brings many drivers in frequent contact with larger vehicles like 18-wheelers or semi-trailer trucks. Many truckers work lengthy hours, driving long distances …

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Estate Planning for the New Year

December 26, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com A good new year resolution is to pay for estate planning for your grown children.  Not only is it a good idea, it is a great idea!  An estate plan is something they need and just may save them immense heartache, anxiety and money in the …

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Do You Have Enough Automobile Insurance Coverage?

November 25, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury Do You Have Enough Automobile Insurance Coverage to Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones in the Event of a Holiday Car Wreck? Take Time to Check You probably have automobile insurance, but do you understand the basics of your policy? The first step in reviewing …

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Review Your Estate Plan Before the Holidays

November 25, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com Before the holiday season arrives, take time to make sure your estate plan is current.  Have answers for these questions when you review your estate plan with an experienced estate planning attorney:  Do you want a Last Will and Testament or a Revocable Living Trust?  If …

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How Do I Prove I Am Sane?

October 25, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com  Recently during a presentation, I was asked how a person can prove she’s sane (has “capacity” in legal lingo) if the children do not believe she has capacity and is making decisions for her using a power of attorney (POA).  Let’s say as an example, Jane …

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A Halloween Trick? An Unexpected Slip & Fall

September 27, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck, P.C., Personal Injury Imagine you are with your kids at a business trick or treating when suddenly your shoe gets caught on a broken tile on the floor and you fall breaking your ankle, what do you do? Alabama law requires businesses to keep their premises in a …