83-year-old Alabama woman ends legal battle to keep her home of 60 years

An 83-year-old Alabama woman has agreed to move out of her home of 60 years, bringing an end to a legal battle that reached the state’s highest court. Corine Woodson inherited her late husband’s share of a nearly 41-acre property in Auburn when he died in 2022. And for the past 20 years, a local […]

Auburn woman rescinds Alabama Supreme Court appeal, leaving home of 60+ years

A legal battle that has been going on for almost 18 years is finally nearing the end as Corine Woodson has reached a settlement agreement with Cleveland Brothers Inc. and she will be leaving her home of over 60 years. As part of the settlement, Woodson’s appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for a right […]

Alabama woman fights developer’s attempt to buy her home of 60 years

Alabama’s highest court is being asked to weigh in on whether an 83-year-old woman can be forced to sell the land she’s called home for 60 years to a real estate developer. Corine Woodson lives in the home she shared with her late husband in Auburn. But the home is located on nearly 41 acres, […]

You are not the Father (even though you are the biological daddy)!

  We have all seen these episodes on Maury Povich but biology or DNA tests is often not the most critical element in Alabama paternity court cases. (A name listed as father on the birth certificate has even less legal significance.) For instance, in Alabama, regardless of biology, the husband is a “presumptive legal father” […]

Does your Title Insurance only protect the bank?

Forbes magazine recently published an article entitled: 12 Important Steps In Buying A Home No One Talks About. These included: Calculate What You Can Afford Access Grant Money Assistance Consider Potentially Hidden Costs Develop An Exit Strategy Consider The Buyer’s Lifestyle Needs Pick The Right Agent For You Get Home Insurance Check Permit History Set […]

Birmingham pardons for misdemeanor marijuana convictions will have wide impact

Per this report: Alabama’s largest city will issue blanket pardons for more than 15,000 people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions dating back to 1990, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said Tuesday. This will have far reaching impact beyond Birmingham. First, the convictions will now no longer be able to be used by other jurisdictions to enhance other misdemeanor Possession […]

New written disclosure rule on evictions during CDC moratorium

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post entitled: “A Landlord CAN still evict during the CDC moratorium.” However today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium which added another action landlords must take in order […]