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…

what is a default judgement

What is a Default Judgement and why should you be aware? A Default Judgment is an Order from the Court granted upon the request of the Plaintiff when the Defendant fails to answer or otherwise defend as to the Plaintiff’s complaint. The Plaintiff must show that the Defendant was properly served with a copy of…

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…

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