Every divorce in Alabama starts with a petition. This is a formal court document in which one party to the marriage must allege the necessary elements and information for seeking divorce. These generally include the following; however, each petition will be unique:
Yes and no. Grounds are available, but not required. For the most part, many couples choose not to rely on traditional grounds for divorce, but there can be strategic advantages to using them. Grounds are reasons that place fault on one party. Alabama recognizes these grounds for divorce:
Yes. If none of the above grounds are applicable, you can still get divorced in Alabama. You will need to allege the following:
Divorce is just the beginning in many cases. Even after a divorce, there are many disputes that can arise between former spouses. For instance, these are just some of the potential disputes that can call for skilled legal representation:
One of the most common post-divorce matters occurs when one spouse refuses to follow a court order. Here are some examples of typical violations:
When it comes to navigating a Birmingham divorce, trust the experience of Five Points Law Group. Our skilled attorneys will carefully help you work through your differences, whether your case is amicable and friendly or hotly contested. We always strive to help couples patiently and respectfully terminate their marriages in the most civil manner possible. When necessary, however, we will aggressively represent our clients to protect their rights to the fullest extent of the law. For help with your divorce, call us today.