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Alabama: What to do if you are a first-time offender?

Alabama has, like many other states, alternative programs for first-time offenders. These programs present an alternative to traditional prosecution and are meant as a different form of rehabilitation. Pretrial Diversion Programs (PTD) are when a defendant knowledgeable agrees to court-ordered impositions of behavior and conduct for a defined period of time. If the defendant completes …

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Custody Agreement Modifications – What to know

If you’re reading this article it might mean that you already have a custody agreement in place. That initial agreement might not realistically reflect your current state, meaning it could be outdated. Custody agreements are some of the biggest points of contention divorcing parents go through. Many parents are heavily affected by a divorce; dividing …

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Understanding Child Custody In Alabama

Each state handles child custody differently. Knowing the difference between the types of child custody and learning about Alabama’s standards, rules, and laws can help you navigate a difficult situation.  If you and your partner have recently separated, consider consulting a lawyer with expertise in Alabama’s child custody cases. At LaPlante, Merritt, Faulkner, Wilson & …

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