Obtaining spousal support payments when a spouse does not pay
No Alabama resident likes it when someone else owes them money and refuses to pay it. This is particularly true where the individuals may not have the best of relationships to begin with, as is often the case after a divorce. No Alabama resident likes it when someone else owes them money and refuses to
Unhappy marriage a reality for many Alabama residents
Many Alabama residents describe their wedding day as one of the happiest in their lives. Yet, as the years go by, that sense of happiness fades away for many spouses, which puts a strain on the spouses and their family. Indeed, a broken marriage that continues may be more harmful to the spouses and their
When does a court award spousal support?
Source: Bloomberg, “Can we all divorce like Rupert and Wendi Murdoch?,” Jun. 18, 2013
How long does one spouse pay alimony to another?
Many Alabama married couples are made up of spouses with different jobs and incomes. When these spouses get divorced, the disparity in income between spouses can trigger an award of alimony in favor of one spouse. Yet, current laws around the country are impacting the availability of alimony in certain cases. Typically, alimony is rehabilitative, meaning it
Alimony awards change along with society
As many are aware, the Alabama workforce has changed dramatically from decades ago. Women, in particular, are no longer confined to staying at home. It should be no surprise then that when married couples get divorced, women are increasingly being ordered to pay spousal support. Spousal support, or alimony, is ordered to alleviate any economic
Alabama residents: is your ex hiding assets from you?
Alabama couples know that going through a divorce is hard enough on its own. However, when one spouse is not only uncooperative but also misleading, it can make the process all the more difficult. This is especially true for a spouse attempting to collect alimony who must deal with the other spouse’s unethical and illegal