Entries by Mary Lane Falkner


Meet Our Attorneys: Albert G. Lewis IV

Albert G. Lewis IV was born and raised in the Northport/Tuscaloosa area. After graduating from Tuscaloosa Academy, Albert attended Shelton State Community College on a basketball scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 from the University of Alabama and graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 2012. Albert’s practice is almost entirely […]

Mental Disorders and Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration has established guidelines for which conditions qualify a claimant for Social Security disability benefits based on mental impairments. These guidelines, found in the “blue book” of impairments, list several categories of mental disorders. These disorders include anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, and other conditions.  In order to qualify […]

Are Wills Just for People with a Lot of Money?

Do you think  you aren’t “rich” enough for a will?  Think again! Many people have the misconception that wills are only for the wealthy.  However, just about anyone can benefit from having an estate plan, including a last will and testament. Here are some important reasons to have a will, even if you don’t have […]

I Just Got Engaged – Do I Need a Prenup?

Prenups aren’t just for celebrities and millionaires. Any couple who brings personal or business assets into a marriage or who has children from a previous relationship should strongly consider having a prenuptial agreement. What Is  A Prenuptial Agreement? Prenuptial agreements help avoid contentious divorces by getting couples to decide ahead of time how assets and […]

Meet Our Attorneys: Albert G. Lewis III

Al was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has lived in Tuscaloosa most of his life. The oldest of six children, he learned from an early age the importance of hard work: “My father died when I was only ten years old, so my mother depended on me to help take care of my younger brother […]

How Do I Choose The Right Lawyer?

It’s important to find a lawyer you can trust and work well with.  But how do you find the right fit? It’s likely that you’ll need a lawyer’s services at some point in your life.  If you don’t know any lawyers personally you may feel lost when the time comes to hire one.  So, where […]