Do I Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

Marriage is a legal contract. Many people do not look at it that way, but at the end of the day, marriage is a legal transaction. You enter into a contract with another person to be legally wed for the duration of your life, or until you both decide to end the marriage. In today’s […]

How do Stepparent Adoptions Work in Alabama?

Many couples think that after a divorce is finalized, all family issues are resolved. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes as people move forward in their new life after divorce, circumstances change. This is most commonly seen when children are involved and one parent remarries. The person they marry now becomes a stepparent. […]

Orders of Protection in Alabama

Domestic violence is a serious problem throughout the entire country. Statistics show that almost 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner. If you add this figure up, that is more than 10 million men and women being abused every year. Domestic violence affects, on average, one in four women and one in […]

The Devastating Impact of False Allegations of Abuse in Divorce

Unfortunately, allegations of domestic violence or abuse are common in Alabama divorce proceedings. In some cases, one party is able to present evidence to substantiate the claims. In these cases, family courts must investigate into the matter and consider it when making decisions on things such as child custody. In many cases though, these allegations […]

Common Misconceptions About Prenuptial Agreements

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The time after you get engaged to be married is exciting. You are planning a wedding and preparing to spend a lifetime with the person you love. A part of this preparation for marriage should be considering whether you should have a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”). A prenup is a legal document signed by both spouses […]

What Happens to the Pets in a Divorce?

Studies estimate that 68% of families throughout America include a pet. Whether that be a dog, cat, bird, or other animal that provides companionship, this is a large percentage. You might not think about what would happen to your pet in the event of a divorce, but it is a conversation that is becoming increasingly […]

The Discovery Process During Divorce

Divorces can be messy. From dividing assets, coming to a custody arrangement, and generally coming to terms with a new chapter in your, life divorce can have unexpected twists and turns. Depending on the situation, some soon to be ex-couples can come to an amicable settlement and end things on a positive note. However, when […]

The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Alabama

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When children are involved in divorce, things can get complicated quickly. On top of figuring out how assets will be divided, parents are tasked with agreeing on a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the children. In a perfect world, parents would not be selfish or overly confrontational in deciding custody, but […]

Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

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Marriage is the legal union of two individuals. Ideally, marriage lasts forever. Two people are so in love that they never want to be apart. Unfortunately, not every marriage lasts forever. This is where a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) comes into consideration. A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between the soon to be spouses about how […]

Best Interest of the Child

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Just recently, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals decided a case called Pamela Hubbard v James C. Hubbard. It was a family law case that addressed the ability of a mother to move out of Alabama with the children. In this case, the father filed for divorce in 2013. During the divorce action, the mother […]