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Get Around to It in January

December 28, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman A new year is here. What did you put off last year that is still on your “to do” list?  In a great New York Times article in March 2019, Erik Winkowski wrote that “procrastination is about emotions, not productivity.” It’s more fun to …

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An Avenue for Compensation for an Injured Victim of a Hit & Run

December 28, 2021

Legal Matters Presented by: Frank S. Buck, P.C., Personal Injury Alabama drivers are stunned when another vehicle smashes into them, but he or she will become astounded if that driver keeps on going and does not stop. The normal procedure after a motor vehicle crash of exchanging automobile insurance information will speed away with that …

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Strategic Gifts for the Holidays

November 30, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman More than ever, gift giving is fraught with peril this year. Consider the overseas shipping and delivery problems to stores near you, the increasing cost of shipping gifts to your loved ones, the predicted difficulties of timing when your gifts arrive, the possibility of …

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Stress-Relieving Legal Tools for Home Care & Hospice

October 26, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman  Home care or hospice is stressful for families, but some legal tools can relieve at least some of the stress. With home care, families are faced with hiring an agency or becoming a direct employer of caregivers; both involve writing a lot of checks.   …

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Considering a Trust?

September 24, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman  The phrases “I want to set up a trust” or “you need a trust” are heard often in estate planning attorneys’ and financial advisors’ offices. The phrases are simple but can mean many different things. The first thing to understand is that a “trust” …

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A Halloween Trick? An Unexpected Slip & Fall

September 24, 2021

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 …

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Cookies & Dough from Grandparents

August 30, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman Grandparents Day is September 12! Many generous grandparents are sources of both homemade cookies and dough – yes, the green kind. Several financial articles recently discussed whether to give adult children early inheritances sooner rather than later. Here are 5 ways early giving can …

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Adulting in College

July 26, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman Heading off to college is a major step toward becoming an adult, but it is not all dorm linens and electronics. Adulting work occurs before heading to campus so let’s talk about the ‘what ifs” and help set up the right legal documents. Here …

An Innocent Text Can Change Your Life

July 26, 2021

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury Texting and driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving. Every week news stations report on yet another car wreck with severe injuries or even death that was caused by texting and driving. These constant and heart wrenching warnings should stop us in our tracks. …

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Taking Care of Our Veterans

June 29, 2021

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Bradford & Holliman As your family enjoys July 4th, give some appreciative thought to the 377,210 veterans and their families who live around you here in Alabama. Alabama has 1,713 military personnel who have served in post-9/11 wars which ranks 7th highest per capita in the nation. …

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