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Take these steps when discussing divorce with your child

Once you decide to move forward with the divorce process, your life will never be the same.

For the meantime, there are several things you need to do. If you have one or more child with the person you are divorcing, it's important that you communicate with them during this difficult time.

A drug conviction can rewrite your child’s entire future

As a parent in Alabama, you probably understand many of the social consequences that a drug conviction can carry for your child. However, the legal and practical consequences often far outweigh any social stigma that you and your child may suffer.

The national news regularly references the new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who hails from Alabama, and his vocal support for instituting mandatory minimum sentences and harsher penalties for drug offenders.

Simple tips to follow when asking for a divorce

Asking your spouse for a divorce is one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. Unfortunately, if you find yourself in this position, you have no choice but to move forward with the conversation at some point in the near future.

Although there is nothing you can do to eliminate the challenges of asking for a divorce, there are tips you can follow to alleviate some of the stress. Consider the following:

5 possible drug possession defenses

Facing drug charges in Alabama means that you are facing time in prison, fines and other consequences. These can negatively impact your life. If you are already facing these charges, you need to explore your options for a defense against the charges. Each option might have benefits and drawbacks in your case so you must consider each one carefully. Many drug possession defenses will require more than one component to effectively poke holes in the prosecution's case against you.

#1: The drugs were someone else's

Just graduated? How to eliminate debt with a debt snowball

Going to college is a fantastic experience, but with it comes immense debt for many individuals. If you've graduated with student loans, credit card debt and other debts, you may wonder how you'll ever pay it all off. One technique is a debt snowball, which could help you get back on track with your finances.

How does it work? Here are a few tips.

5 things to know about drunk driving charges

You decided to have a few drinks while you were at the pub or another venue watching the big game with your friends. You thought you were in good shape to drive home, but you had second thoughts when you saw the flashing lights of a police car behind you. Now, you are facing charges for drunk driving due to one mistake you made. Here are some things you need to understand as you battle against these charges.

Things to know about DUIs in Alabama

No matter where it happens, operating a vehicle on public roads while intoxicated poses a serious threat to everyone. Because of the hazard drinking and driving creates for every driver, every state in the nation has laws that establish penalties for driving while under the influence. However, almost every state's DUI laws are unique and Alabama is no exception.

Just like every other state in the nation, the legal blood alcohol content limit (BAC) in Alabama is 0.08%, but Alabama has its own set of limitations and penalties for DUI convictions.

Do You Want To Be Debt-Free In 2017?

Did you spend 2016 trying to get control of your debt problem? How many phone calls did you answer from harassing creditors? How many letters came in the mail? Perhaps you have even found yourself facing the threat of home foreclosure.

Is it time to make a New Year's resolution that will have a lasting impact? Is it finally time to take the necessary steps to overcome debt and regain financial stability?