Category: Child Custody
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
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
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
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
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
How does abuse affect a divorce proceeding?
Unfortunately, domestic abuse — or allegations of domestic abuse — is a part of many divorces in the state of Alabama, and it can have a major effect on the outcome of cases. First of all, when abuse is part of a divorce case, it can change the outcome of the case by granting grounds
Are you a divorced dad? Consider these parenting tips
Parenting after a divorce can be a challenge for both mothers and fathers, but fathers can especially struggle with the transition. A divorce can throw a wrench in the routines that may have existed since the child was born. Fathers may also worry about getting to spend enough time with their child, and making the
5 federal tax deductions single parents should be aware of
If this year will be your first time filing income taxes as a single parent, there are several issues you should be aware of, including your filing status, children you can claim as dependents and a series of possible deductions. First, you may be able to file head of household and be taxed at a
Can parents waive the right to child support?
This is an issue that we get asked about frequently. In some cases, a parent — usually the mother — decides that she does not want to force the other parent — usually the father — to pay child support. Sometimes mothers believe that letting the father off of the hook for child support will
Husband presumed to be father of child conceived during marriage
In the state of Alabama, there is a rebuttable presumption that the husband in a marriage is the father of any child that is born during the marriage or within 300 days of a divorce. However, as we all know, it is certainly possible for a child to be born during a marriage and for