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Can I Keep My Engagement Ring If I Get Divorced?

By Peeples Law |

Divorce is a difficult process, emotionally and financially. In many cases you have spent years building a life with someone that you must now dismantle piece by piece over a matter of months. Chances are that when you were married you were not considering whether every item in your home and every financial choice… Read More »

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Same-Sex Divorce In Alabama

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Same-sex marriage is now legal in Alabama, so of course, same-sex divorce would follow. Our firm understands that like most things for same-sex couples, same-sex divorce often has more inherent obstacles than divorce does for heterosexual couples, as the legal system is simply lagging pretty far behind when it comes to same-sex issues such… Read More »

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Creating A Time-Sharing Schedule For Active Duty Military Parents

By Peeples Law |

Custody is never an easy issue. Creating a time-sharing schedule that works for both parents can be impossible even under normal circumstances. When one or both parents are active-duty service members this completely changes the metrics, and can make it hard to ensure that care is available for the child at all times. However,… Read More »

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Who Gets To Keep Season Tickets In A Divorce?

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With the Super Bowl right around the corner, football is on everyone’s mind, including people considering a divorce. A divorce is a big decision that literally involves dismantling a life by dividing up all of your assets, property, and debts. Any shared assets are subject to being split, and season tickets often fall into… Read More »

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Do I Need A Reason To File For Divorce?

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Personal relationships can be difficult to navigate, even in the best of circumstances. When you add on the heavy societal, personal, and sometimes religious expectations that often accompany marriage, it can feel impossible to know when it is okay to throw in the towel and when it is your duty to keep fighting. This… Read More »

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Does My Child Have A Say In Who Gets Custody?

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The process of determining custody of your children can be gut-wrenching and emotionally terrible. It can be hard to feel like you are potentially losing access to a person who you helped create. It can also be hard to understand all the legal intricacies of the child custody hearing and decision-making process. Our hope… Read More »

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Dividing Up Debt In A Divorce

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Usually when people start thinking about divorce, their first thoughts are of their assets. Most Google searches about divorce involve questions about how to “keep my house” or “protect my business” in a divorce. However, you may be surprised to learn that the division of debt in a divorce is just as important, and… Read More »

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Understanding Divorce By Default

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If your spouse is missing, uncooperative, or has failed to respond to divorce papers, you may be feeling frustrated and wondering if you will be trapped in this marriage forever. The good news is that there is a way out of your marriage even if your spouse is not on board. Even the most… Read More »

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Can An Annulment Affect Paternity?

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If you are considering pursuing an annulment, it is important to consider the possible implications. An annulment differs from a divorce in that whereas a divorce cites the end of a marriage, an annulment declares that no marriage ever existed. While in most regards this is positive, particularly if fraud has been involved, it… Read More »

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Avoiding Common Financial Mistakes In A Divorce

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Divorces can be financially catastrophic, but they don’t have to be. By getting the right help early on and making sound decisions at each step of the process you can avoid the pitfalls of highly emotional decision-making that can lead to financial ruin. In this article, we will share some general tips for avoiding… Read More »

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