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Barbara H. Agricola

Barbara H. Agricola

At Agricola Law, your case is personal.
  • Family Law, Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law...
  • Alabama, Georgia
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Backed by an extensive education and years of experience, founder Barbara H. Agricola values each and every client and offers her clients a level of service and attention that is rarely experienced in the industry. Understanding not only Alabama and Georgia law but its personal implications, Barbara provides long-term advocacy and legal guidance that is designed to protect the interests, goals, and objectives of each client. With open and consistent communication being held as key to building a successful client/attorney relationship, Barbara focuses her every effort at remaining personally involved and available to her clients at all times.

Born and raised in Montgomery, Barbara is a proud graduate of the nationally-ranked college preparatory school, LAMP High School. Barbara attended college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was accepted into the University Honors Program, which only selects 50 incoming freshman a year. Barbara soon stood out among her peers, and graduated with Departmental Honors in Political Science as well as University honors. In just three years, Barbara graduated magna cum laude and earned a major in Political Science with a double minor, one in Philosophy and Law, and the other in Criminal Justice.

Garnering further accolades while earning her law degree at the University of Alabama School of Law, a top ranked law school, Barbara received a number of awards and accolades. After several years in practice, offering residents of Alabama and Georgia comprehensive legal services in a variety of areas, Barbara formed Agricola Law so that she can give her clients the personalized attention that is needed when going through legal situations. Focusing on the client’s needs and objectives, Barbara and her team promise sensible yet aggressive efforts in order to obtain the best possible outcome for each of her clients.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Civil Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Georgia
11th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
partner & owner
Agricola Law
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law clerk
Honorable W. Keith Watkins, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
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associate
Jemison & Mendelsohn
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law clerk
Honorable Joel F. Dubina, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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law clerk
Honorable William M. Acker, Jr. US. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
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Education
University of Alabama School of Law
J.D.
University of Alabama - Birmingham
B.A. | Political Science, Philosophy and Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, University Honors, Departmental Honors, Ms. UAB Award
Awards
AV Peer rating
Martindale Hubbell
SuperLawyer
Findlaw
SuperLawyer
Findlaw
AV Peer rating
Martindale Hubbell
AV Peer rating
Martindale Hubbell
10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
Martindale
Lead Counsel Verified
Findlaw
Member
Order of the Barristers
Member
Bench and Bar
Nationally Ranked--Criminal Law
US Attorneys.com
Nationally Ranked--Family Law
US Attorneys.com
Nationally Ranked--Accident Law
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Professional Associations
Alabama State Bar
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Current
Alabama State Bar Association
Member
Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
Current
Georgia State Bar Association
Member
Current
Columbus Inn of Court
Member
Current
Opelika Rotary Club
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Current
Auburn Chamber of Commerce
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Current
Opelika Chamber of Commerce
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Current
Speaking Engagements
The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, Montgomery, AL
NBI
A review of hearsay evidence.
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Lead Counsel verified
Lead Counsel
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Website
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Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered

Q. Will he still have to pay child support with shared or joint custody?
A: that depends on both of your income. sometimes, judges will state not child support if you both make the same or nearly the same amount of money and the physical custody is joint. however, it depends on the judge, the county, and other factors. even if joint custody is given, child support may still be required based on the income levels.
Q. Shared or joint custody how can I ask that my child not be around his gf I have police papers on her for trespassing
A: you can reach an agreement with your ex stating that when he has visitation of your child, that he cannot have anyone with whom he is romantically involved at the home who is not related by blood or marriage. or you can explicitly state in the agreement that his girlfriend cannot be around the child. or you can state something that specifically targets her. for example, if she has a criminal record, then you can state that no one with a criminal record can be around the child. however, usually these caveats run both ways so you will likely have to follow the same rules that you want him to follow.
Q. If you get a speeding ticket and the vehicle, tag and address info is completely wrong, can it be dismissed?
A: the ticket is written to the individual, not to the vehicle. so no, it cannot be dismissed if the information associated with the car is incorrect. that would incentivize people to put incorrect info down and never have to pay a ticket if that were the case.
Q. I have an 8month old with an ex-girlfriend, Is there a specific age that he needs to be before I can keep him overnight?
A: no, there is not. barring any unusual circumstances, you should be able to get overnight visitation with him.
Q. I have an 8month old with an ex-girlfriend, Is there a specific age that he needs to be before I can keep him overnight?
A: outside of any specific circumstances, you should be able to keep the child overnight. the courts are particular with young babies due to nursing, etc but that should not prevent you from getting overnight visitation. any reason preventing that would have to be based on a safety issue or your inability to care for their child. supervised visits are usually only for ppl who arent able to have the child in their care alone. you should be getting more than 3-4 hours once a week. you could take her to court and the court would award you more. again, this is based on general circumstances so if you have an alarming criminal background or drug abuse in your past, that would have an impact.
Q. A man marries 2 years later he dies he has safety deposit box 130,000 with his name and wife on it is his child entitled
A: it would be based on what he stated in his will. so if his will states that all hs estate goes to his wife, then it would go to his wife, including the safe deposit box. however, if she died 6 months later, then it would go according to her will since his estate would have become hers if he died without a will, then it would go per stirpes.
Q. My husband and I built our house from scratch on his parents land. How can we show its in our name to places?
A: you can provide the deed which shows your ownership of the property. if the parents gifted you the land for you to build your house on it, then it needs to be recorded under your name in the probate court in the county where the property is located.
Q. I am in ch13 but received money from a wrongful death suit. Will all of the money have to go to bankruptcy?
A: that depends on your total debt and the amount creditors are going after, etc. there are several variables so it would be important to contact your bankruptcy atty to get the correct response considering your specific circumstances.
Q. Can another spouse put the other spouse out of the home cause he upset in Alabama
A: no, he cannot. that is why it is important to stay in the marital residence if at all possible. of course, if the police need to be contacted for domestic disputes, then do that. however, someone cannot make the spouse leave the residence if they get upset.
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127 S. 8th St.
127 S. 8th St.
Opelika, AL 36801
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Agricola Law
127 S. 8th St.
Opelika, AL 36801
USA
Telephone: (334) 759-7557