Court Determined ALJ Erred and Awarded Disability Benefits

The Social Security Disability Lawyers (Opelika, AL) of Carmichael Law Group LLC are pleased to announce in Sweetwyne v. Colvin, 3:15-CV-218 (M.D. Ala. April 29, 2016), the Honorable Judge Coody for the Middle District of Alabama held that the ALJ committed reversible error by failing to apply the RFC (residual functional capacity) correctly in finding 

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ALJ Failed to Properly Consider Side Effects of Medications

The Social Security Disability Lawyers (Columbus, GA) of Carmichael Law Group LLC are pleased to announce in Burden v. Colvin, 2:14-CV-915 (M.D. Ala. March 31, 2016), the Honorable Judge Walker for the Middle District of Alabama determined that the ALJ committed reversible error in failing to consider the side effects of the Claimant’s prescription medication 

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Attorney Brian Carmichael Selected to Legal Honor Organization

Carmichael Law Group LLC is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian R. Carmichael has been selected for inclusion into The National Advocates, Bankruptcy Law specialty, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers as recognition of their superior skills and qualifications in the field. The selection for this exclusive list is limited to 

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Use Your Tax Refund to Get out of Debt

It’s that time of year again:  Tax Refund time!  Hard work leads to taxes and if you are lucky enough to receive a tax refund of your hard earned money, the bankruptcy attorneys of Carmichael Law Group encourage you to use your refund wisely.  If you are experiencing mounting debt due to missed credit card 

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Alabama Bankruptcy Exemptions Increase

On June 11, 2015, Governor Robert Bentley signed into law (Act No. 2015-484) increasing Alabama’s bankruptcy exemptions for the first time since 1982.  Effective June 11, 2015 (same day as signing) debtors are entitled to the following: Personal property exemption of $7,500 (§6-10-6; §43-8-111) Homestead exemption of $15,000 (double, if married) (§6-10-2; §43-8-110) Personal property 

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Bankruptcy – Addressing Your Financial Past

When you have large amounts of old debt you can find yourself caught between two worlds; the present where you are trying to pay your rent, utilities, car payments and other living expenses – and the past, where you are unable to pay for old debts that you are now receiving debt collection calls from. 

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Wage Garnishment in Alabama

Many people I meet with for bankruptcy consultations are concerned that their wages are going to be garnished because they have missed a few payments on their credit cards. This is certainly a legitimate concern. Although it’s important to understand that just because you have missed credit card payments your wages will not be garnished. 

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Alabama ALJ’s Opinion Reversed due to inadequate evaluation of Claimant’s Mental Conditions

The Disability Lawyers (Auburn, AL) of Carmichael Law Group LLC are pleased to report in Kelley v. Colvin, the Honorable Judge Walker of the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama recently agreed with our brief that the ALJ’s decision failed to properly reject the medical opinions expressed by the treating psychiatrist. In the 

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Back to School and Out of Debt

A new school year can be a stressful and exciting for students and adults alike. We barely get into the swing of a relaxing summer before it’s time for school to start once again. A new school year brings a new routine; one that we all know too well with just a few changes year 

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Alabama Social Security ALJ Failed to Properly Evaluate Pain Testimony

The Auburn, AL Social Security Disability Attorneys of Carmichael Law Group LLC are pleased to report in Spinks v. Colvin, 3:12cv1095-SRW (M.D. Ala. July 18, 2014), the Honorable Judge Walker of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama recently agreed with our position that the ALJ committed reversible error in failing 

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