The United States has a public court system which means that most court proceedings, including divorce records, are generally open to the public. One of the main reasons court records are kept public is to encourage transparency within the court system. However, in some cases, judges agree to file divorce records under seal to protect
According to a recent article in Forbes, judges all over the country are beginning to shy away from alimony orders during divorce proceedings. Permanent alimony awards especially are becoming a thing of the past, the article said, as more judges are deciding to limit the length of spousal support and taking a more strategic approach
As President John F. Kennedy famously said: Change is the law of life. Since divorce and child custody orders deal intrinsically with the details of our lives, they often need to be amended when our lives change. Job changes, new relationships, relocations and new children can all require a child support or alimony orders to
The National Parents Organization of Alabama, a group that advocates for the best interests of children, is recommending that Alabama reform its child custody laws to promote shared parenting arrangements in cases of divorce or separation. Shared parenting means that both parents play an important and significant role in the child’s life following a divorce or separation.
This month is domestic violence awareness month in Alabama, which makes this the perfect time to discuss domestic violence and how it can affect a divorce proceeding. Domestic violence is best defined as a pattern of violent or coercive behavior that takes place within an intimate relationship. While domestic violence is serious in nature, it
Today, more and more Americans are choosing to live together and even start families together without getting married. However, it’s important to understand that cohabitating and starting a life together without entering marriage denies many of the legal benefits of marriage. Before we discuss some of the legal benefits of marriage that do not apply
Source: Huffington Post, “What Children Need Most When Their Parents Divorce,” Oct. 6, 2014