Below is a list of our major practice areas. Let Sperling & Moore help you get what you are entitled to. Attorneys Changing Circumstances Back To Your Favor. Let us handle the process of successfully navigating the legal process for you.
We are a bankruptcy law firm, not a bankruptcy factory. With multiple convenient locations, we are able to offer one-on-one consultation with an accomplished attorney and personal attention in each and every case, from a Chapter 7 to a Chapter 13. Our bankruptcy attorneys are offering bankruptcy services in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, Bibb, Green, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and other counties in Alabama.
Bankruptcy is sometimes the only way to escape the burden of your debts. It can stop debt collectors, foreclosures, repossessions, garnishments, and lawsuits. Bankruptcy can be the solution and help you get a fresh start.
A fundamental goal of the federal bankruptcy laws enacted by Congress is to give debtors a financial “fresh start” from burdensome debts. The Supreme Court made this point about the purpose of the bankruptcy law in a 1934 decision:
[I]t gives to the honest but unfortunate debtor…a new opportunity in life and a clear field for future effort, unhampered by the pressure and discouragement of preexisting debt.
Local Loan Co. v. Hunt, 292 U.S. 234, 244 (1934).
Bankruptcy Discharge Violations
Has a collection agency or a collection law firm continued to contact you and demand payment on your debts that were discharged in bankruptcy? Filing bankruptcy protects you from such collection attempts by collection agencies and collection law firms. If your rights were violated they may owe you money. If so contact us immediately!
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Many debt collectors do not comply with the strict laws that govern the way they conduct collection activities. We sue debt collectors that engage in harassing, threatening or abusive behavior. We would be glad to discuss your situation and review any collection letters you may have received.
· Are you receiving harassing, abusive, or threatening phone calls or letters?
· Did a debt collector advise you that this communication is from a debt collector?
· Did a debt collector leave you a voice message that someone besides you overheard?
· Have your friends or employer received phone calls or letters about your debt?
· Does a debt you disputed or settled still appear on your credit report?
Credit Reporting Issues
Debt collectors often place the accounts they are trying to collect on your credit report. This hurts your credit score and may prevent you from obtaining a loan or getting credit. Debt collectors frequently place inaccurate information on credit reports. Placing inaccurate information on your credit report is a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We can help you get this information corrected and will sue the debt collector on your behalf if they do not correct their credit reporting errors. Sometimes the inaccurate reporting is the result of fraud or identity theft. We are experienced in fixing these types of issues.
Estate planning is not just for the elderly. Ensuring the financial safety and protection of your family is an important goal that we all seek. Who will take care of your affairs if you are incapacitated? Who will receive your assets upon your passing and how will they receive those assets? Who will take care of your minor children if something happens to you? These are all basic questions that are addressed in the planning process. There are many different methods used for estate planning, ranging from a basic will to a living trust to a family limited liability company. We can assist with selecting the right tool for you.
Our attorneys serve with various professional organizations and legal committees associated with estate planning issues in Alabama. In addition, our attorneys are frequent speakers at education seminars and retirement seminars.
The term “probate” refers to a court-supervised proceeding that is involved when an individual passes away and handles the transition of their assets that the decedent owned and payment of any debts and taxes. Probate also refers to the court-supervised process where an individual needs to have court-supervision over the affairs of a minor or an incapacitated individual through a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding. Our experienced trusts and estates attorneys can give you advice, direction and assistance in handling the necessary court filings and hearings.
We routinely probate wills for Alabama residents, ancillary probates for out-of-state residents owning property in Alabama, intestate administration, and preparation of documents to transfer the assets of the decedent in the event a probate is not required.
Sperling & Moore is committed to providing effective legal representation and personal service for individuals and couples who wish to adopt. We have been helping to create families through adoption by offering a full range of adoption services, including: adoptive parents, birth parents, surrogacy, adoption agencies, intervention, second-parent adoption, LGBT adoption, and more. Our firm is known for providing sensitivity, respect, and support to all involved throughout the adoption process. We can work closely together and pay attention to your needs.
DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW
Besides being family law attorneys, we are also parents. If children are involved in your case, they are a priority. The process and outcome of your case must be protective of their interests.
- Child Support
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Property Division
- Complex & High Assets
- Restraining Orders
- Domestic Partnership
- Postnuptial Agreements