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The Tax Credit That Could Make It Easier To Sell Your House This Summer

By Peeples Law |

Summer vacation is coming soon, and all the parents are complaining.  One of your coworkers is mad because her children’s summer camp starts even earlier than their school, and it doesn’t have a bus.  Another is annoyed that, except on the days when her teens are on lifeguard duty at the neighborhood pool, they… Read More »

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Can Divorced Parents Live Together In The Same House?

By Peeples Law |

Often, when a couple files for divorce, it has been years since they felt that they were truly living together as a couple.  They rarely socialized together, and they slept in separate bedrooms.  They ate separate food at separate times and only talked to each other when there was an upcoming deadline relating to… Read More »

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Factors That Affect Equitable Distribution In Alabama Divorce

By Peeples Law |

One of the first things a divorce lawyer will tell you about Alabama’s equitable distribution does not always mean equal distribution, but instead, it means fair distribution.  If fair doesn’t mean equal, then what does it mean?  Can judges just decide, arbitrarily, how to divide a couple’s property in divorce.  Is it legal for… Read More »

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Which Spouse Keeps The Family Home After Divorce

By Peeples Law |

If deciding which spouse keeps the marital home is not one of the issues in your divorce, then the path to finalizing your divorce is much shorter.  In some cases, one spouse owned the house before the couple married, so the only option is that he or she keeps the house even after the… Read More »

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Can Grandparents Get Court-Ordered Visitation In Alabama?

By Peeples Law |

At first glance, Alabama looks like a paradise for multi-generational families.  It is nothing unusual to see three or even four generations of a family shopping together in the supermarket.  Many Alabamans live in the same area where their grandparents’ grandparents are born, and their families are always nearby to share companionship, responsibilities, bulk… Read More »

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How Do Alimony And Child Support Affect Your Taxes?

By Peeples Law |

Now that tax season is past again, people are even more stressed out than before about their finances.  Now that you are happily single, you spent the first few months of the year feeling relieved that you do not have to ask your spouse’s permission every time you pay to stream a movie on… Read More »

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What Can Go Wrong With A Week By Week Parenting Rotation?

By Peeples Law |

Sharing parenting time equally with your ex-spouse is an admirable goal, but it is hard to make it work in practice.  Some parents rotate custody week by week, where the children spend one week with Mom followed by one week with Dad, and the cycle repeats until the children reach adulthood, at least in… Read More »

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Rebuilding Your Finances From Zero After Divorce

By Peeples Law |

From the outside, being a stay-at-home parent might look like a dream come true.  It might look like your time is spent on cultivating family togetherness and, for a certain number of hours per week, on enjoying the peace and quiet of your own home.  It can work out well if you and your… Read More »

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Gray Divorce After A Tumultuous Marriage

By Peeples Law |

People over the age of 50 account for the fastest growing share of divorce filings, but the only thing that all of these couples have in common is that all of them are on the mailing list of the AARP.  The usual narrative about gray divorce that you see on celebrity news websites and… Read More »

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Can A Parenting Plan Separate Siblings?

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Parenting plans come in all shapes and sizes.  In some families, the parenting time is shared so close to equally that neither parent has 200 overnights with the children in a given year.  Some families are able to make infant-friendly time sharing schedules, such as 2-2-3-2-2-3 schedules or rotating parenting time on a weekly… Read More »

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