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If you are going through a divorce, there are some simple mistakes you can avoid that will make your divorce much easier, cheaper and less painful. Here are the top 10 Alabama Divorce Mistakes to avoid. Not hiring the right attorney or withholding information from your attorney are both detrimental. Failing to respond. Even if you…

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While many of us may have heard of celebrity or Vegas-wedding annulments, we may be unfamiliar with what can cause an annulment and how it is different from divorce. While an extremely short marriage can contribute to the granting of an annulment, it is not sufficient to determine one. To put it simply, a marriage…

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When you think of divorce, bitter battles over property and custody may come to mind. Most of us have heard a heartbreaking story or two of multiple-year divorce cases that hurt many people involved. However, divorces are not always this messy, especially if they are uncontested. Here are the differences between a contested divorce and…

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Are you unhappy with your custody agreement? You may be able to change it through a modification. These are set by the McLendon standard, which states: “The positive good brought about by the modification must more than offset the inherently disruptive effect caused by uprooting the child” (Fernambucq and Pate 10.06[1]). This means that the…

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You have just gotten a divorce. You may be wondering now if you are eligible for spousal support, or alimony. It is a common misconception that you are automatically granted alimony after a divorce, but this is not always the case. In fact, it is actually you and your attorney’s responsibility to provide sufficient evidence…

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If you are contemplating a divorce, you may be shopping around to find a divorce lawyer to represent you. However, how do you know which attorney is the right one for you? At the initial consultation, there are seven important questions to ask that can help you when choosing a divorce attorney. What percentage of…

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If you’re going through a child custody case, you are probably familiar with joint custody and sole custody. But have you heard of sole physical custody and joint legal custody? Perhaps not. While most people are familiar with the general forms of child custody, there are actually five specific types. It’s always important to know…

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When you’re going through a divorce, you will undoubtedly have many questions and want advice from people who have been in your shoes. Your friends and family may be the first ones you turn to, but they might not have all the answers. It is best to get advice and information from people who have…

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Surprisingly, children born to unwed parents do not automatically have a legal father unless paternity is established. Paternity can be contested or uncontested, and it can be filed by the mother, father or child support services. The father and child will then undergo DNA testing to establish if the father is a match. Usually if…

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What if you’re spouse’s ex is miles out of the picture, and you want to adopt your stepchild? Shouldn’t that be easy, since you’ve been living with your stepchild and guiding them like Internet a parent does? Well, it may not be as easy as you would think. If you’re faced with the question, “How can I…

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