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Category Archives: Family Law

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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?

By Peeples Law |

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?

By Peeples Law |

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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Do Alabama Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

By Peeples Law |

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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5 Surprising Benefits Of A Prenuptial Agreement

By Peeples Law |

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 Custody Works For Unmarried Parents In Alabama

By Peeples Law |

Child custody issues pertain to children regardless of the legal status of the relationship shared by their parents. Determining custody for children of unmarried parents is not a process that differs very much legally from determining custody in a divorce. The main difference is that a divorce has many other issues that need to… Read More »

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Do You Have a Healthy Attorney-Client Relationship?

By Peeples Law |

Like all relationships, the attorney-client relationship is one that benefits from intermittent and authentic assessment. It’s important for an individual to feel comfortable and safe in the professional relationship that they have with their attorney, and to be able to trust that their attorney is capable of handling their legal needs and representing them… Read More »

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Benefits of a Legal Separation in a Pandemic

By Peeples Law |

Contrary to what many people believe, if your marriage has reached an impasse, divorce is not the only option. Legal separation allows you and your spouse to experience many of the benefits of divorce while the marriage remains legally intact. Like a divorce, a legal separation allows you to work through the division of… Read More »

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Alabama Surrogacy Q & A

By Peeples Law |

If you are considering using a surrogate to start or expand your family in Alabama, you likely have a lot of questions. In fact, many people say it can be overwhelming just trying to figure out where or how to start. Luckily, you don’t have to navigate this journey and process alone. Experienced legal… Read More »

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5 Reasons an Alabama Postnuptial Agreement May be Right for You

By Peeples Law |

You’ve likely heard of prenuptial agreements, made before a marriage occurs to determine ownership of their respective assets in the event of a divorce. Postnuptial agreements achieve a similar effect, although they can occur at any point in a marriage. Postnuptial agreements are increasingly popular, Harper’s Bazaar even suggested that a postnuptial agreement may… Read More »

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