When do I own Property I Purchase at an Alabama Tax Sale?

By David King, Esq. Every year, counties throughout the State of Alabama place property on the auction block where the present owner has not paid the property taxes that came due the prior October. At that time, bidders compete against one another to stake a claim in that property. (Other tax properties listed for sale
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The Value of Title Insurance

Cathy Thomas, Senior Real Estate Paralegal More than likely, your home is your biggest investment, and title insurance protects your interest in that investment. and yet, many people are unfamiliar with what title insurance is and the benefits it provides them. Title insurance protects real estate owners and lenders against any property loss or damage
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The McClendon Hurdle in Custody Proceedings

Disputes over child custody are always difficult. Whether it is the product of a divorce, a DHR case, or a battle with another relative, ultimately the court will be held to make a decision as to who has custody of the minor child or children, and usually only one party is happy with the court’s
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The Alabama Open Records Act: What would you like to know?

As a firm that practices municipal/governmental law Williams & Associates has assisted our clients with issues related to what constitutes an “open record” available to any citizen, and what is considered protected. Governmental entities that receive a freedom of information request must take them seriously. They should immediately be forwarded to the entity’s general counsel
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AV Rating

Williams & Associates is proud to announce the designation of “AV Preeminent” for Attorney Phil Williams and “Distinguished” for Attorney David King. These ratings are administered by Martindale-Hubbell, and considered to be among the most prestigious rankings for Attorneys nationwide. A quote from the Martindale-Hubbell website states: “Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold standard in
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