Can I appeal my divorce?
If you were unsatisfied with the ruling in your divorce case, you may be wondering if you can appeal the judge’s decision. Ultimately, the straightforward answer to that question is that it will take more than you being unhappy with the outcome of your divorce in order to successfully appeal what was decided. When you
Why a ‘peaceful divorce’ doesn’t have to be an oxymoron
Let go and move on: It is very difficult to have a peaceful divorce if you are still living in the past, the writer said, and blaming yourself and your ex for what went wrong. The best way to move forward is by forgiving yourself, and your ex, and putting your energy toward a brighter
What can I do if my child support is too high?
Many parents in Alabama have been ordered to pay child support that becomes unfair or unmanageable for a variety of different reasons, including a job loss or an unexpected decrease income. The good news that it may be possible to modify a child support order so that a more reasonable amount can be paid. The
How a military divorce is different from a civilian divorce
Divorce can happen to anyone, including members of the military. Just like a civilian divorce, a divorce involving a member of the military must address issues such as property division, child custody, child support and alimony. However, a military divorce is unique in many ways, as well. There are certain laws in place that protect
Divorce and taxes: How your ex can get you into trouble
So what can you do to protect yourself? First, it is best to avoid trusting your soon-to-be ex with your finances, both generally and in terms of taxes. If your divorce was not yet final on the last day of the tax year, then you have the option to file jointly, but you might not
Are online child support calculators accurate?
As a family law firm, we have many clients who come in believing to know what they are going to be ordered to pay in child support because they used an online calculator that spit out a number. Unfortunately, these calculators are often far from accurate. As a FindLaw.com article explains, these calculators can give you a
Alabama lawmakers considering big changes to divorce laws
The Alabama legislature is considering a bill that would result in some major changes for people getting divorced in the state. First, Alabama Senate Bill 208, which was introduced this month, would reverse the currently policy that requires judges to wait a full 30 days after a divorce complaint is filed to grant the divorce. The new
What to do with the marital home after the divorce
In our last post, we discussed the important issue of deciding what to do with the marital home during your divorce. In this post, we are going to discuss deciding what to do with the marital home after the divorce. As we stated in our last post, the marital home is many couples’ largest asset, but it can also
Who should stay in the house during your divorce?
For some couples in Alabama, the marital home is their most valuable assets. For other couples, it’s their biggest source of debt. Either way, deciding what to do with the martial home during a divorce is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Additionally, many families have strong emotional attachments to their homes that
Why you still need a lawyer for an uncontested divorce
Have you seen all of the advertisements out there claiming that you can get divorced for a couple hundred dollars? Or the ones saying that you complete a “DIY” divorce without ever having to talk to a lawyer? You might have been tempted by the low cost of these options, but keep in mind that