Georgia Adoption By Lesbian Couple Was Not Given Full Faith And Credit In Alabama

A case involving same-sex adoption in Georgia is denied recognition in Alabama.  The Alabama Supreme Court found the Decree of Adoption void because the parental rights of the biological mother were not termination prior to the adoption.  The Court further found that this was an unfulfilled requirement under Georgia Law and that if the case … Continue reading Georgia Adoption By Lesbian Couple Was Not Given Full Faith And Credit In Alabama

Post-Judgment Relief From Unfavorable Ruling

When a default judgment has been obtained or there has been a court ruling that has been unfavorable to a litigant, time is of the essence.  A litigant should begin right away to seek to attack the judgment or appeal to a higher court.  These actions should not be contemplated for months, because at that point a … Continue reading Post-Judgment Relief From Unfavorable Ruling

Hire Court Reporter For Important Hearings

Litigants are given an option whether to have their hearing transcribed by the judge's court reporter on the day and time of hearing.  Litigants should strongly consider employing the court reporter in case the  court's ruling is adverse to their interests and there could later be a desire to appeal. If there is no transcript of the court proceeding, the court's ruling is … Continue reading Hire Court Reporter For Important Hearings