Author: The Oncale Firm
Leaving The State Of Alabama Divorce– Child Custody (Relocation)
An issue that often arises in Alabama divorce, child custody and post divorce modification cases is whether one parent may leave the state and relocate with the minor child. These same issues arise in family court cases in Alabama where an Order addressing paternity and custody has been entered. In any case in Alabama in
What makes an Alabama divorce uncontested?
A question I am often asked is what makes an Alabama divorce uncontested? The truth is that the concept of an “uncontested” divorce is not necessarily easy for people unfamiliar with the subject to grasp. To be “uncontested” under Alabama divorce law the parties must agree on ALL issues, not just some of them. Both
Affleck and Garner and prenuptial agreements
An Alabama spouse who is near the 10th year of marriage may have a number of incentives to stick out the marriage until he or she hits the decade mark. In addition to being eligible to draw off a former spouse’s earnings record for Social Security benefits, 10 years often indicates that it was a
How debt in a divorce is split
When Alabama residents consider a divorce, they may focus on how their assets could be divided once the marriage has officially ended. However, it’s important to note that both assets and debts are split after a divorce. Whether someone will be obligated to pay off a debt or not frequently depends on the type of
Increase in shared parenting could be good for children
There has been a bigger effort to implement balanced child custody legislation during the first half of 2015, and this could lead to divorced parents spending time with their children more equally. Divorced spouses with children in Alabama might want to know that almost 20 states are considering steps that aim to change the laws
$4.5 billion divorce settlement reduced
Alabama residents may be surprised at the $4.5 billion price tag one billionaire was ordered to pay his ex-wife as her share of their marital assets in 2014, but on June 11, a judge reduced that amount to $609 million. Prior to the higher court’s decision, it was believed by her lawyer to have been
How people are using smartphones to do divorce detective work
Smartphones are not only changing the way we communicate, they are also changing the way we divorce. According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 97 percent of divorce lawyers throughout the nation said that they have noticed an increase in the number of divorce cases that involve evidence gathered from
Can I get spousal support from my soon-to-be ex?
Spousal support, alimony and alimony all refer to the same thing: financial support paid by a higher-earning spouse to a lesser-earning spouse after the marriage has ended. In Alabama, spousal maintenance is not an automatic right. That means the spouse who wants support after the marriage will have to prove to the court that support
What steps are involved in adopting a child?
If you are thinking about adopting a child in Alabama, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the steps involved. Adopting a child is one of the most important processes you will go through in life, and knowing what to expect can take away some of the anxiety that can arise. Before any steps
Study: Divorce may lead to psychosomatic symptoms in teens
We all know that divorce can be difficult on kids, but a recently-released study helps to explain more precisely how they can be affected. The study determined that psychosomatic symptoms — which are physical problems that result from emotional distress — might be more common in teenagers whose parents have separated or divorced. It was