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Welcome to the Alabama Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of Alabama laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Alabama's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Alabama Abortion Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    A brief summary of abortion restrictions in Alabama, considered to be among the toughest in the nation, with information about parental consent requirements and mandatory waiting periods.

  • Alabama Accident and Injury Laws

    The vast majority of lawsuits filed in state courthouses are for injuries and accidents of varying kinds, including everything from assault and battery to product defects. This section covers the basics of accident and injury laws in the state of Ala...

  • Alabama Adoption Laws
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    Rules for adopting a child in the state of Alabama, including requirements for adoptive parents, consent requirements for children over 14, and a brief summary of home residency.

  • Alabama Adverse Possession Law
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    General overview of adverse possession laws in Alabama, which allow squatters who openly inhabit property owned by another to claim legal title under certain conditions.

  • Alabama Prohibited Marriage Law
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    How Alabama law defines a legal marriage in the state and what is prohibited, and what you will have to prove to a court in order to annul a marriage.

  • Alabama Antitrust Laws
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    Basics of antitrust laws under both the federal government and Alabama statute, which are intended to keep businesses competitive and prevent the formation of monopolies and trusts.

  • Alabama

    Welcome to FindLaw's section on Alabama business laws, which features articles on state antitrust regulations, deceptive trade practice laws, and more. Antitrust laws are meant to prevent business entities from gaining unfair advantages over rivals a...

  • Alabama Capital Punishment Laws
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    Summary of capital punishment, or death penalty, laws in the state of Alabama, where the sentence is carried out for first degree murder and other offenses involving homicide.

  • Alabama Child Abuse Laws
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    Most of us are familiar with the saying, “spare the rod, spoil the child,” but sometimes, using the rod is harmful to your child and can lead to criminal child abuse charges . In fact, it’s possible to temporarily or permanently lose parental rights ...

  • Alabama Child Custody Laws
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    Overview of child custody laws and procedures in Alabama, which adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act in 1980, with information about visitation rights and how the court makes decisions.

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