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Helping my clients with probate issues - part one
Posted June 14, 2020 | Permalink | Category: Brenda's Blog

Helping clients with their probate cases is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as an attorney. My clients are grieving for the loss of their loved ones, and they are facing a process about which they are unfamiliar. It makes me happy to reduce some of the stress for them. Take the case of Mrs. Ann Jones (not her real name). Her mother died leaving a will, a house, and some other property. Ann needed me to help her by preparing the paperwork to file with the court and by advising her on…

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Out of the Shadows program is a success
Posted May 13, 2018 | Permalink | Category: Brenda's Blog

This story appeared on the front page of The Anniston Star on Saturday, May 11. Mental health summit brings variety of topics to professionals, patients and caregivers By Kirsten Fiscus, Star Staff Writer, kfiscus@annistonstar.com May 11, 2018 OXFORD — Andrew Guffey spent the years between second grade and his early 20s cycling in and out of doctor’s offices and programs, receiving numerous diagnoses and medications for his mental illness. Guffey, now over 30 years into his journey with…

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What is attorney-client privilege?
Posted April 21, 2018 | Permalink | Category: Brenda's Blog

Attorney-client privilege is a legal guarantee that safeguards your privacy and makes it possible for an attorney to represent you in the best way possible. At its most basic level, attorney-client privilege means your attorney cannot be forced to share your private information with anyone else – not your family members, not your employer, not even to law enforcement - with a few specific exceptions.…

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Recovering from the storm
Posted April 2, 2018 | Permalink | Category: Brenda's Blog

It took only a few minutes for a tornado to rip through Jacksonville, destroying homes, businesses, utilities and public facilities. The cleanup efforts began the morning after the March 19 storm, and they are expected to continue for months. Hundreds of volunteers have been working throughout the community to clear debris and restore some semblance of normality. Homeowners and business owners will continue to reach out to professionals to help with this work, and now is the time to…

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