Five Star Review on Google

Five Star Review on Google

We just received another Five Star Client review on Google from a recent divorce client:

Alison is what’s known as a “SME” (Subject Matter Expert) in military terms. If you are Honest, Respectful and follow her sage guidance, you will prevail in court. She is worth EVERY penny. Do your part, and she will definitely do hers. You could not ask for a better attitude.

Alison Baxter Herlihy P.C. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Alison Baxter Herlihy P.C. Celebrates 10th Anniversary

February 28, 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of Alison Baxter Herlihy P.C.  These past 10 years have flown by!  We have grown so much over the years.  Back in 2011, Alison rented a one room office at 401 Church Street, but now we have our own building at 1751 Dauphin Street and are a three-person office.  Heather Dennis is our legal assistant/office manager – Heather keeps everything running here efficiently and is our first line of excellent customer service for our clients.  Walter Gewin joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in September 2020 and is already an invaluable team member who helps us serve even more Family Law clients.

I want to personally express how grateful I am to my family, friends and colleagues for their support over the years and to all of my clients for trusting to me to handle some of the most important and sensitive legal matters there are – their families and their children.  Family Law gives you a unique opportunity and responsibility to help people resolve complex changes in their personal lives, and I try to appreciate that every day.  Thank you from all of us at Alison Baxter Herlihy, P.C!  We hope the next 10 years bring continued growth and opportunities to impact our community and serve our clients.

New 5 Star Client Review on Google

We just received this new 5 star client review on Google:

I went through a long and difficult contested divorce with no minor children. Alison and her team were so good at advising me throughout the process. They were patient and understanding with any issue I had. If I had questions or concerns, Alison was able to answer and put me at ease. She has a gift for being the right balance of firm and compassionate. In preparing for trial, she was knowledgeable, skilled and thorough. I would recommend her and her team to anyone for any area of family law.

Alison Baxter Herlihy to Chair Lawyer Wellness Program for the Mobile Bar Association

Alison Baxter Herlihy to Chair Lawyer Wellness Program for the Mobile Bar Association

Alison Baxter Herlihy is co-chairing the new Lawyer Wellness Committee for the Mobile Bar Association. Here is the article from the Mobile Bar January newsletter:

Lawyer Wellness is a brand new committee that is the brain-child of MBA Members Alison Herlihy and Krissy McCulloch. We are probably all familiar with the alarming statistics on rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other problems among our profession, and we can probably all agree that 2020 has been a particularly tough year on all of us. Our routines have been disrupted, we have been isolated from our normal supports, and it seems harder than ever to maintain healthy habits. We wanted to find new ways for MBA members to support themselves and each other during this “new normal.” The work we do as lawyers is so important for our community, but you cannot be your best if you are not taking care of yourself.

For Lawyer Wellness, we plane to feature different challenges and activities each month that have a focus on different aspects of wellness, from exercise and healthy eating, to meditation and mindfulness. Our first challenge of 2021 is Dry January. Dry January means you take a break from alcohol consumption for the month of January as a reset for your health. You can read more about Dry January here: https://www.health.com/nutrition/dry-january-benefits

To sign up, just click on the link in your email from Ann Sirmon. We will have regular email check-ins throughout the month. All you have to do to participate is keep a log of your “alcohol free” days and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the month. Stay well!

 

Top Ten Documents You Need to Prepare for Your Divorce

Top Ten Documents You Need to Prepare for Your Divorce

A lot of divorce clients ask me, what documents do I need to get together? Here is a list of some of the most important documents you will need:

  1. Complete income tax returns, W2s, and other like documents for the last 3 years.
  2.  Year-to-date income information (such as pay stubs) for yourself and your spouse.
  3. Statements for banking and other financial accounts for the past 12 months.
  4. Statements for credit cards and other debts for the past 12 months.
  5.  If you have children, copies of the monthly out-of-pocket cost of health insurance and the number of people covered on the plan. If you have employer-provided health insurance, this may be on your pay stub.
  6. If you have children, copies of any work-related daycare expense.
  7. Deeds, appraisals, mortgages, or other like documents for all real estate.
  8. Your will and your spouse’s will.
  9. Life insurance policies for you and your spouse.
  10. Certificates of title or other ownership documents regarding any cars, boats, motorcycles, RVs, or any type of titled vehicle.