Amanda B Cook

Amanda B Cook

Cook and Associates: Real Estate, Social Security, Immigration
  • Business Law, Trademarks, Intellectual Property ...
  • Alabama
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Biography

Cook and Associates provide a range of legal services to clients in Montgomery and throughout Alabama, including real estate transactions and litigation, business planning, contracts and contract litigation, immigration, estate planning and litigation, commercial real property, and copyrights/trademarks. We represent clients from small mom and pop restaurants to global manufacturing corporations.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyright Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We will practice on contingency for some breach of contract/collection issues, real property insurance matters, and select personal injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Because of a large demand, we have to charge a consultation fee to keep our calendars manageable. All consult fees are credited towards flat fee cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
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11th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Amanda B. Cook, Counselor at Law LLC
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Education
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
J.D. (2012)
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New York University
B.A. (2001) | Fine Arts
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Professional Associations
Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Women's Section
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Publications
Articles & Publications
COPYRIGHT AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: SAVING FREE SPEECH FROM ADVANCING LEGISLATION
Certifications
Registered Mediator
Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
Cook and Associates, Attorneys at Law LLC
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Legal Answers
92 Questions Answered
Q. If you have co owners to a property and one has not been seen in 15 years can you have them forfeit it?
A: There is a slight chance that ousting a co-tenant can be successful but it takes at least ten years, knowledge of her whereabouts, and specific actions on your son's part which would necessitate him consulting with an experienced real estate litigator. It is such a rare occurrence that I've not yet seen anyone succeed. The more common and secure method is offer to buy her half, and if she refuses then to file an immediate petition with the Circuit Court. He would need to have half of the appraised value saved in cash, as well as attorney and court fees. The first method is less expensive, but much riskier. I encourage you to consult with an attorney for more specific information before attempting either method so that you fully understand all risks.
Q. What are my options?
A: This is really more of a personal choice. Just don't accumulate too much overstay time.
Q. My dad got divorced, had no will, and passed away. His ex wife’s name is still on the house.
A: To evaluate this fact pattern, an attorney will need to look at your father and his ex wife's Deed. However, it sounds like she could own half or possibly even the entire property, and yes you are correct that she could evict you or petition a court for a sale of the house at any time (moratoriums due to the current pandemic permitting). You need to talk to an attorney and have him or her look at the Deed in order to find out exactly whether you have any rights to it at all.
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Cook and Associates, Attorneys at Law LLC
4142 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
Telephone: (334) 356-7879
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