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What Does Your First Ex-Spouse Have To Do With Your Second Divorce?

By Peeples Law |

If there is anything good about divorce, it is that, once the divorce is over, you do not have to deal with your ex-spouse and your former in-laws again unless you want to.  It isn’t quite so simple if you and your ex had minor children at the time of your divorce, but in… Read More »

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Can Your Friends And Family Make Your Divorce Worse?

By Peeples Law |

Stressful situations like divorce are very effective at showing you who your real friends are.  Some of your friends will give you all of the emotional support you need without adding to the drama, while others will find a way to make things all about them.  Perhaps, when you were young, you found your… Read More »

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If You Want To Keep The Family Pet, Is The Law On Your Side?

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Even though pets are part of the family, and people can get as emotionally attached to them as they can to human family members, from a legal standpoint, domestic animals are property.  Case in point, some couples even stipulate in their prenuptial agreements which of them will keep which of the family pets in… Read More »

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How Does A Restraining Order Affect Your Divorce Case?

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Despite what your parents and school guidance counselors tried to tell you, pettiness and bullying do not automatically disappear when you graduate from high school.  People saying terrible things about each other and trying to sabotage each other’s new relationships still happen, and thanks to the Internet, they can now happen in full view… Read More »

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The Penny Pincher’s Guide To Divorce

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Financial stress and incompatible financial values have driven plenty of couples to divorce.  With today’s economic woes, such as inflation and lingering uncertainty related to the pandemic, almost every family is feeling the pinch; even households with an income above $100,000 are living paycheck to paycheck.  People in all tax brackets report that divorce… Read More »

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Imputed Income And Alabama Family Law Cases

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Ask any divorced person why their marriage fell apart, and most of them will list disagreements about money as one of the factors that led to the breakdown of their relationship with their spouse.  Some couples fight about one spouse spending beyond their means or contributing too much to the financial support of an… Read More »

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How Does It Affect Your Family Law Case If Your Ex Does Not Live In Alabama?

By Peeples Law |

These days, everyone is on the move.  Even though Alabama has its share of small towns where most families have been there for generations and everyone knows everyone else, there are also plenty of reasons to move to Alabama, whether you moved here because of your military or civilian career or you followed a… Read More »

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What Happens To Stock Options In A Divorce?

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Stock options are a form of deferred compensation. Generally, when an individual is hired by a company as an employee, they may be given stock options after a vesting period. A stock option is not a piece of property in and of itself. Rather, it is reserving the option for you to purchase a… Read More »

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Can Infidelity Affect My Divorce In Alabama?

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Infidelity is one of the most painful betrayals that a person can experience. If you have been cheated on by your spouse and are now considering divorce, you are not alone. A recent study shows that infidelity contributes to approximately 58% of all divorces. While it is indisputable that infidelity can cause or contribute… Read More »

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How Are 401(k)s Split During A Divorce?

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If you are considering a divorce or are in the thick of one, you may be getting into the nitty gritty when it comes to asset and debt distribution. For many, this is the most time consuming and contentious part of the divorce process, particularly if it is a high-asset divorce. Many people may… Read More »

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