Legal Matters

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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 …

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Don’t Void Your Will By Mistake

September 26, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com Parents often prepare Wills leaving assets equally to their children and then make mistakes with their accounts that favor one child over the others. By Mistake: Sally Denton’s Will leaves her assets equally to her three children. To help pay bills, Sally made the mistake of …

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Programs to Help You Pay Your Medicare Premiums & Deductibles

August 21, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com  It can be difficult for seniors and individuals with disabilities on the Medicare program to pay the Medicare monthly premiums and deductibles. Because of this, there are Medicare Savings Programs in Alabama that can help. These programs are administered through the Alabama Medicaid Agency. The programs …

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What is in Your Estate?

July 26, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com Just this week I heard a woman say she did not need to do any estate planning because she does not have an estate. I hear that a lot. She may not have a multi-million-dollar estate, but if she owns anything, she has an estate. People …

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A Sore Neck or Back after a Car Wreck?

July 26, 2018

Legal Matters presented by: Frank S. Buck P.C., Personal Injury Many people believe that in order to have a case when they are involved in a car wreck that there must be significant injuries such as broken bones, surgery or scarring from glass or airbags. However, 95% of all car wreck cases involve soft tissue …

Preparing to Meet with Your Estate Planning Attorney

June 26, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com You made the decision that you need an estate plan or you need to update your current plan. You also scheduled an appointment with the lawyer. Now, what do you need to do to prepare for the meeting? Assets – Make a list of your …

Do You Need a Special Needs Trust?

May 24, 2018

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, A common mistake we hear from individuals with disabilities is that they need a special needs trust to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. While this is true for many people, it depends on the type of disability benefits the individual is receiving. There are two …