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One of the biggest sources of tension in a divorce is the division of assets and property. This can also be one of the most difficult tasks faced by divorcing couples when starting the divorce process. When two people live together, they accumulate furniture, knick-knacks, and family memorabilia, and what was once considered “ours” must…

the topics that will be covered during your divorce

When you are married, you are sharing your life with someone across all aspects.  Meaning, that when you have decided to move forward with a divorce, you must be prepared for all of these aspects of your life to be discussed and analyzed.  You will be asked, by your attorney, to present a plethora of…

child support but no visitation

Are you expected to pay child support, but not able to visit your child? It can be confusing, but child support does not equal child custody or visitation. I have had numerous calls from distraught parents because their other parent is withholding the child until he or she pays support. Whether it’s court ordered or…

When Child Support Turns into a Custody Battle

Is the other parent of your child seeking custody now that you are asking for child support? You have done the right thing by making sure your child has the support they deserve, but now you find yourself in a custody battle.  Unfortunately, it is too common that child support turns into a custody battle,…

The Difference Between Friends and Therapists During Divorce

You know not to treat your friends as therapists and your therapists as friends; however, during divorce it can be difficult not to blur the lines when you need all the support you can get. Knowing the difference between friends and therapists during divorce can be very helpful when dealing with your many emotions throughout…

Keep a Level Head During Divorce

Whatever you do during the emotional time of a pending divorce is in the spotlight, and your actions will be on center stage.  Emotions are running wild, and both of you are completely hurt and vulnerable, and it is important to try and keep a level head during divorce. Not many people realize that even…

How to get a divorce when you can’t find your spouse

How to get a divorce when you can’t find your spouse: Divorce by Default It happens: you and your spouse separate and then you can’t track down your spouse to get a divorce or your spouse just won’t respond to your divorce complaint. You can still be granted a divorce through the courts in Alabama…

what if i don't want a divorce

You are not alone if your spouse wants a divorce, but you don’t. Divorces are commonly one-sided where one party wants to cut ties while the other spouse wants to fight for the marriage. Is there anything you can do if you don’t want a divorce? First, it would benefit both parties to seek individual…

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…

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