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Mr. James Parrish Coleman

Mr. James Parrish Coleman

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James Parrish Coleman was born on August 23, 1955, in Jackson Mississippi. He and his wife live in Silverhill, Ala. Mr. Coleman is a 1977 graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter, operated his family's marine supply business and was a sales representative for a large manufacturer before attending law school at Birmingham School of Law, while working full time. He graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 2006 and started work as an associate at Murchison & Howard, LLC in Foley, Ala. He opened his own firm in July 2012. He currently serves as the chairman of the Baldwin County Bar Probate Committee. He is an avid cook (see his cooking blog at and active volunteer for the United States Coast Guard. His son, James Parrish Coleman III is a partner is the law firm. His daughter is also a lawyer who lives and works in New Orleans, La.

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Q. Relinquish non custodial parent right's who does not provide care nor financial support for our child.
A: He does not have any rights. However you can terminate what ever potential rights he may have if you are confident he is the biological father. This is called a Termination of Parental rights.
Q. My father passed away over 3 weeks ago and we have not yet recieved a death certificate. What should I do?
A: You should talk to an attorney and learn if it is necessary for you to open an estate for your father. You, and any of your father's other "heirs at law" (children and spouse) are not responsible for bills that he alone owes. However, those who are owed that money may have a claim against any property he had at his death.
Q. Is there any law in Alabama that says if someone pays child support then the child cannot be kept away from them?
A: If you are the parent, unless there is some court order that says you can't see the child, you can petition the Court to establish parenting time for you with the child. You don't say this, but I expect that the Alabama Department of Human Resources took you to Court to compel you to pay child support. That DHR action cannot include any custodial arrangements. You have to do that yourself. If I am right on my guess about the facts, you should file an action to establish parenting time.
Q. How can I get child support dropped if my children’s Mother agree to dropping it
A: You can go to court and petition to drop the support, but you've got to show the court why. Just because she wants to is not enough of a reason.
Q. Can child support be transferred from a state that ends support at 19yo to a state that ends at 18yo just to end support
A: Another imaginative idea from a person who does not understand the law. That won't work. The case stays where the child is.
Q. My 17 yr old daughter left home without consent & living in a hotel with her abusive 20 yr old boyfriend. Is this legal
A: If you do so before she is 18 you can file a CHINS petition. That is your best option. Get in touch with an attorney in your area and get this done. That is a court petition that can be filed through the juvenile court that says she is in need of supervision.
Q. How would the creditor take my income as a 1099 independent? Also is there anyway to stop them I assume filing bankrupt
A: A person who is a judgment creditor can garnish your wages or income. Remember, because they have a judgement against you -- the portion that they are able to garnish is theirs, not yours. If you have filed bankruptcy within 7 years you can't file again. They can also garnish your bank accounts and take other property from you to satisfy a judgment.
Q. My ex-husband and I waived our rights to alimony and child support. If I remarry can he sue for child support?
A: First, you cannot "waive your right to child support." Support belongs to your children. If you and he agreed that no support should be payable either way, and the court agreed to order that, your remarriage has no effect on support. It is based on your income only.
Q. How do I stop wage garnishments that we’re supposed to be ended by a judges order?
A: It is a simple process to file to stop an IWO once there is a Court Order to do so. I see that you are represented by counsel, so you need to contact your lawyer. I assume there is a Court Order saying you no longer owe support and have no arearrage.
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