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Legal Q & A

Q: How many days do I have to return a car after I buy it?

Q: What is a Youthful Offender?

Q: Who is responsible if a tree growing in my yard falls on my neighbor’s house?

Q: If I die without a Will does the State of Alabama get my property?

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Why is it so expensive to hire a lawyer?

The financial investment in the education that it takes to get into a profession like law can be enormous. Just like any other profession or occupation, the longer you do something and the more experience you gain, the better you become at it. Legal fees often reflect the experience level of the professional you are dealing with. You wouldn’t hire a heart surgeon who didn’t know where to cut would you?

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Does the lemon law give you rights when buying a used car as is with no warranty?

Although you may not be familiar with the Latin phrase Caveat Emptor, I’m sure you have heard the phrase “buyer beware” before. “Buyer beware” is something that you should take to heart every time you buy anything used without a written warranty. The phrase simply means that you, as the buyer, assume all risk for the item you are buying once money changes hands unless arrangements are made otherwise.

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Can I be fired without warning for showing up late to work?

Alabama follows the “Employment at Will” doctrine which simply means that in almost all circumstances your employer can fire you at any time for any reason. Some people might say that it is “discrimination” to treat any employee different from another for any reason. However, the law is very specific about what type of conduct constitutes “discrimination” and about who “discrimination” can apply to.

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