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What Happens If An Uncontested Divorce Fails?

By Peeples Law |

For most, an uncontested divorce is the most ideal scenario when it comes to dissolving a marriage in Alabama. In an uncontested divorce, a couple is able to avoid the courtroom entirely and negotiate their divorce agreement on their own. This can reduce the cost as well as the time required for the overall… Read More »

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Can My Child Choose Who To Live With In An Alabama Divorce?

By Peeples Law |

If you haven’t been through a divorce, it’s hard to express how truly devastating it can feel. The process of emotionally un-enmeshing is one thing, but having to physically dismantle the life you have built, including your family home and the loved ones in it, evokes a whole different level of difficulty. It can… Read More »

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Why To Stay Off Of Social Media During A Divorce

By Peeples Law |

While many people turn to Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites to vent, celebrate, and share with friends, it can be a significant detriment to do so during a divorce. While you may be tempted to vent about your spouse, celebrate your divorce, change your relationship status, or post photos from your latest… Read More »

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How Is Inheritance Treated In An Alabama Divorce?

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Alabama is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital assets will be divided in a way that is determined to be fair and equitable by the court. This may or may not result in a roughly equal division, depending on the circumstances. The first step to dividing property is determining whether existing assets… Read More »

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Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?

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If you are considering divorce in Alabama, you may be dreading having to go to court or the possibility of a highly contentious and drawn out divorce. The good news is, you don’t have to. Divorce mediation is a process that allows you to completely bypass the courtroom, instead having a neutral third party… Read More »

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How To Get Divorced As Fast As Possible

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If you are considering divorce, you may be concerned about how long and arduous the process can be. Some people spend additional years in unhappy marriages because they have so much dread regarding the divorce process. However, while some divorces certainly drag on for months and involve heavy litigation, this is not always the… Read More »

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Is Alabama A Community Property State?

By Peeples Law |

If you are considering divorce in Alabama, or are beginning the process, you likely have a lot of questions about how your property will be divided. Alabama is not a community property state, where all marital property is divided 50-50, however, that answer may not give you as much information as you may think…. Read More »

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Am I Entitled To Social Security Payments Based On My Ex-Spouse’s Work?

By Peeples Law |

Going through a divorce there are so many things you likely thought you would have to consider. Hopefully, social security was one of the things that came up. Regardless of whether it was addressed during the divorce, you may be entitled to social security income or disability payments based on your ex-spouse’s work history,… Read More »

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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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