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Divorcing for Mental Health Reasons

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), between 40 and 50% of all American marriages end in divorce. This is despite increased awareness of the …

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Update on Alabama Divorce Laws

For those looking to get divorced in 2019, there are some changes to the law that you may want to keep in mind. Did you …

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Risks of Foster Care Adoption

If you are an Alabama couple seeking to adopt, you may have heard that it is easier to become an adoptive parent if you begin …

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Is Open Marriage More Likely to End in Divorce?

In recent years, so-called “open marriages” have gained increased popularity. This is especially true of millennials and younger couples who seek to avoid some of …

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Paying for a Divorce When You are Not Working

In many marriages, especially those with children, one spouse often acts as the sole or primary breadwinner for the entire household. In these marriages, the …

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Three Dangers of Not Disclosing Assets in a Divorce

Just about everyone facing a divorce will at some point at least consider hiding assets. It is human nature to worry about losing all of …

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When can Alcoholism be Grounds for Divorce?

Alcoholism can be tragic for a family. In Alabama, serious alcohol abuse can be grounds for filing for divorce. However, it is important to put …

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Research Links Joint Custody to Better Outcomes for Children

It has long been believed that children whose parents share true joint physical custody do better after a divorce. Of course, much of this is …

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Pre- and Post-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

It may not seem romantic, but in many cases, a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement may be a wise choice in order to give you and …

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When is a Personal Injury Settlement Part of Your Marital Estate?

If you are expecting funds from a personal injury settlement but are also in the midst of a divorce, you may be rightfully concerned about …

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Improving Communications With an Ex

When you are going through a painful divorce or custody fight with an ex, it can seem like even the smallest issues become major complications. …

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Can I Get a No-Fault Divorce in Birmingham?

The term “no-fault” divorce is often overused and misused. For those who are considering getting divorced in Birmingham, AL, it is important to speak with …

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FAQ for Long Distance Divorces

A lot of couples are already separated by distance before they file for divorce. Here are some of the more common frequently asked questions that …

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Five-Step Guide for Military Members Planning Divorce While Stationed Overseas

It is no secret that military service can be hard on marriage. For those serving in overseas duty stations or on deployment, this can be …

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Can I Get an Alabama Annulment Instead of a Divorce?

For anyone considering hiring a Birmingham divorce lawyer, there are a handful of things you should know. Alabama family law is complex, and nothing compares …

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New Law Limits Alimony in Alabama

Earlier last year, the Alabama legislature changed the rules for alimony. Before the changes, Alabama family court judges would routinely review petitions for alimony and …

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Alabama Opens Door for More Retirement Distributions in Divorces

Alabama Opens Door for More Retirement Distributions in Divorces

Until recently, Alabama courts were unable to force parties to divide retirement benefits in a divorce unless the parties had been married for at least …

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Divorce Courts Now Deal With Disputes Over High School Athletics

There are plenty of things to disagree about in a divorce case. Who gets the kids on major holidays? Where are we meeting to make …

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Understanding How the New GOP Tax Law Affects Alimony

If you have been paying attention, you already know the new sweeping changes made by the GOP’s tax law will have long-range effects throughout the …

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What are Grandparents’ Rights in Alabama?

Divorce is painful enough on parents, but sometimes divorces also have a devastating impact on grandparents and other relatives. The death of an adult child …

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Common Law Marriage Myths

People often talk about common law marriage as though it is some sort of loophole to get around the traditional model of marriage. Myths and …

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What Happens to the Assets in a Divorce?

How a couple’s assets are split up in a divorce depends largely on the state in which they live.  Currently, nine states consider marital assets …

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