In Alabama, what is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury suit?

In Alabama, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury suit is two years from the date of the accident.

What is the cap on punitive damages in Alabama?

In Alabama, the cap on punitive damages is three times the compensatory damages or $1.5 million, whichever is greater.

I’ve read that when it comes to divorce, Alabama is a “mixed” state. What does that mean?

“Mixed” state means that in Alabama you can file for divorce using either “fault” or “no fault” grounds.

What is the residency requirement for filing for divorce in Alabama?

In Alabama, the residency requirement for filing for divorce is six months. In other words, one spouse must have been living within state lines for at least six months prior to filing for divorce.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available only to people with disabilities who have already worked for a specified number of years, whereas Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to both people with disabilities and elderly people whose income does not exceed a specified amount.

How does the Social Security Administration (SSA) define “disability?”

In defining “disability,” the SSA will employ its own medical experts and/or claims examiners to evaluate your “residual functional capacity.”

What does “joint ownership” mean?

“Joint ownership” in Alabama means if you own property with someone else in an arrangement that includes the “right of survivorship,” then the surviving owner will inherit all of the shared property.

Does Alabama allow transfer-on-death (TOD) deeds for real estate property?

No, Alabama does not allow transfer-on-death (TOD) deeds for real estate property.

Is there anything I have to do before filing for bankruptcy?

Yes. Before you file for bankruptcy in the state of Alabama, you must first complete a credit counseling course and submit your petition for bankruptcy.

How does the “means test” relate to filing for bankruptcy in Alabama?

In Alabama, you must compare your income to the median income for a household of your size. In the event that your income is less than the median, you may then file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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