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How To Prepare Before Filing For Divorce

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Divorce can feel daunting. It may be hard to know how to approach it or what a “baby step” toward divorce would even look like. In reality, there are a lot of things you can do as you consider and prepare for divorce before you even file for it. The best thing that you… Read More »

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How Long Does A Divorce Take In Alabama?

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If you are considering pursuing divorce in Alabama, you may wish that you could just fast-forward to the end where your marriage is dissolved. Divorces can be long, costly, and emotionally complex. They can feel all-consuming, and contentious divorce proceedings can drag on. While the timeline for each divorce ultimately varies based on the… Read More »

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Do I Qualify For Alimony In Alabama?

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When you begin considering divorce there are likely hundreds of thoughts and questions running through your mind. Depending on your circumstances, one of them might be how you will afford to live without your partner’s financial support. In many marriages, one spouse has sacrificed their education or career in order to support the family… Read More »

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Fault Vs. No-Fault Divorce In Alabama

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If you are considering a divorce in Alabama, you may be wondering what the next steps are. Sometimes people worry about having to divulge too much private information by explaining the reason for their divorce, and other times people really want their day in court and to hold their spouse accountable for the damage… Read More »

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Why You Should Bring A Lawyer To A Divorce Mediation

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Divorce is never easy. Even when both parties are on the same page, negotiating and working through some of the most sensitive and triggering issues, such as finances and children, can be incredibly emotional. It can be difficult for both parties to navigate the process calmly and equitably. If you and your spouse wish… Read More »

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Can I Divorce My Military Spouse While They Are Deployed?

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Divorce, under normal circumstances, can be complicated and hard to navigate. Adding a deployment and certain military protections into the mix can really add to the complexity. However, while your spouse being deployed does complicate the divorce process, it does not prevent it. If you are interested in pursuing a divorce and your spouse… Read More »

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Can I Make Post-Divorce Modifications To Custody And Child Support Agreements

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As part of divorce proceedings, child support payment and custody agreements must be reached with regard to any minor children of the divorcing couple. These agreements are court-ordered and agreed to by both parties, so they may seem set in stone, but luckily, they are not. While these agreements must be honored until they… Read More »

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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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