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Can I Get A Legal Separation In Alabama?

By Peeples Law |

Changing the structure of your marriage is a deeply personal decision. Some people are intimidated by the stigmas associated with divorce, or may be looking for an option that is less permanent, in case they are able to reconcile their differences with their spouse. In any case, if you have reached an impasse in… Read More »

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Can I Adopt My Spouse’s Child?

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Families come together in many ways and marriage is one of them. It’s completely understandable that a stepparent would want to legally codify their relationship to their step-child (or children) by legally adopting them. Legally adopting your stepchild gives you all the rights and privileges of a biological or legal parent. This can make… Read More »

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How Does Custody Work For Unmarried Parents In Alabama?

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Often, child custody comes up in the context of a divorce. However, child custody agreements are relevant whenever parents share custody of a child, regardless of their marital status. While most custody laws in Alabama cater to situations in which a child was born inside of a marriage, a family law attorney can help… Read More »

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What Can I Do If My Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers?

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Getting a divorce is difficult even in the best of circumstances. It is not an easy decision to dissolve a marriage, and even when both spouses agree that it is the best decision, it can bring up a lot of complicated emotions and reactions that can make even an amicable divorce rocky. However, when… Read More »

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What Happens To A Business In A Divorce?

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It can take years of investing energy, time, and money to build a business. For this reason, businesses can often be the biggest source of anxiety when considering divorce. Weighing the decision to leave an unhappy marriage against being able to protect and continue your business is not a position that anyone wants to… Read More »

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Do Alabama Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

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Diverse family structures can be as rewarding as they are complex. Grandparents can play an integral role in the emotional development and well-being of children, even when the children have an otherwise stable and healthy family structure. However, sometimes one or both parents decide to prohibit grandparents from accessing their grandchildren, or a change… Read More »

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Can The Father Get Custody In Alabama?

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If you are a father pursuing custody in Alabama, you may have heard that you don’t have a shot. However, it’s important not to be discouraged. While Alabama courts have historically favored the mother in child custody decisions, that is no longer the case. Alabama courts used to presume that remaining with the mother… Read More »

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5 Surprising Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement

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For many people, as soon as they hear the phrase “prenuptial agreement” they think of divorce. While it is true that a prenuptial agreement offers protection and planning in the event of a divorce, you may be surprised to know that it has many other benefits as well. Communication. Like it or not, a… Read More »

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How To Choose The Right Divorce Lawyer

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A divorce, even when amicable, can be a significant and life-altering event. How you proceed with the divorce and who you choose to handle it can have a big impact on the overall process. The right attorney can support you in handling your divorce in a way that meets your immediate needs and is… Read More »

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Bill And Melinda Gates Highlight Growing “Gray Divorce” Trend

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The nation has been shocked by the news that the decades-long billionaire power-couple Bill and Melinda Gates are filing for divorce. However, experts say that Bill and Melinda, who are in their mid-sixties and fifties, respectively, are hardly an exception. In fact, they point to a strong national trend toward later-in-life divorces, to which… Read More »

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