Legal Matters

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Vision for Your Estate Plan in 2020

February 28, 2020

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning March is “Save Your Vision” month, and your vision for your estate plan may need saving as well. Wills and trusts should not be big secrets. The best way you can make sure that your intended wishes will occur is to make sure your entire cast …

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

January 26, 2020

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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Sweetheart Wills Aren’t Sweet

January 25, 2020

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning Love may be in the air this February, but that doesn’t make sweetheart wills any better. When a couple has matching wills that give everything to their spouse with little regard to the next step, lawyers call them sweetheart wills, and it is not an endearment. …

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Called to Serve: Alan Miller, Candidate for Shelby County District Judge

January 20, 2020

Special Feature Alan Miller is a husband to Meredith, father to John Ryan, Tulane University and University of Alabama School of Law graduate, and a United States Marine Corps veteran. With these valuable experiences and relationships, Miller is now running for Shelby County District Judge in the March 3, 2020 primary. After enlisting in the …

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Avoiding Probate with Trusts

December 27, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning “Hindsight is 20/20” and here’s how to avoid a big “gotcha” with revocable living trusts in estate planning. One family was so grateful their mother had created her revocable trust 18 years ago. As the mother’s health worsened, the daughter named as the co-trustee managed her …

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Shop for the Holidays at Home

November 25, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning No, not online shopping. Why not give some of your memorabilia to family and friends now so that you can see their delight? No need to wait until your Will is read. Keep in mind: You will know that it went to exactly the right relative …

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

November 25, 2019

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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What is Dependency & Indemnity Compensation for Survivors of Veterans?

October 25, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning This month we recognize and thank veterans for their service, but let’s also recognize the sacrifice of deceased veterans’ families. There are whole families behind the ones in uniform who continue to “serve” through their loss of a family member. An often-overlooked VA benefit is called …

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Making a Difference with your Estate Plan

September 26, 2019

Legal Matters presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning Few communities are not stretched for funding, so consider your local community (scholarships, church missions, museums, parks, civic clubs, and other non-profit charities) as you set up your complete estate plan. Scholarships to Local Students – Families often decide to give back to the school or …

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A Halloween Trick? An Unexpected Slip & Fall

September 25, 2019

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 …