Since 1979 Cody Wayne Foote has been active in the legal world as an attorney and now most recently, as a mediator. Located at 217 S 8th Street in downtown Opelika, the Law and Mediation Center serves a variety of cases each day from divorce proceedings to property disputes.  Katie Crow Law had the opportunity…

Stepchild adoption is a public, emotional commitment to a child and shows that you will be there for them no matter what. There are also legal benefits for you and your family. Some of those benefits are: If something were to happen to the birth parent suddenly, you would be the legal guardian of the…

One of the biggest sources of tension in a divorce is the division of assets and how to divide property in divorce. In Alabama, the court relies on a system called equitable division. In other words, the court looks at a number of factors to determine that the division of assets is fair for both…

Are you in an abusive relationship and are scared of what will happen if you ask for a divorce? Your safety and your children’s safety should be your first priority when making any decision. If you feel that asking for a divorce from your volatile partner would put that safety at risk, you can take…

By now you might have heard that an A-list celebrity couple we all know and love have decided to file for divorce after 10 years of marriage. Ben Affleck, 42, and his soon to be ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 43, announced their split only one day after they celebrated their 10th anniversary. The two met on…

Years ago, divorce was a simple process between you, your spouse and your individual lawyers. Nowadays, it can take an entire team of professionals to support you and ensure the success of your split. Building a good divorce team can help protect your sanity, your finances and your potential relationships with all involved parties including…

Have you been considering divorce but don’t want to completely ruin your relationship with your spouse? Mediation might be the option that saves you time, money and stress during your divorce. Mediation is when two divorcing parties decide to use a mediator, or a neutral third party, to help resolve their issues regarding property, assets,…

Do you feel like the other party in your divorce hasn’t lived up to their end of the deal post-divorce? A petition for Rule Nisi might be the best course of action. Rule Nisi is a request by one party to rule the other party in contempt for not complying with previous arrangements made in…

According to GasBuddy.com, 73 percent of Americans will travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day. While summer vacations are a time for fun and relaxation, the deviation from a normal routine can lead to a hectic situation for co-parents who have joint child custody. For the divorced family, summer means a lot communication, planning and…

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