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Financial Planning in a Marriage Can Make a Birmingham Divorce Easier to Handle

Posted in Alabama Marriage
Two recent articles published on CNN.com highlight the need for sound financial planning in advance of a marriage and how that can help if the marriage crumbles and a Birmingham divorce is necessary. While Birmingham Divorce Lawyers have focused for years on helping families through difficult splits, we understand how tough of a stage of life … Continue Reading

Birmingham Family Law and Divorce Update: Understanding Legal Terminology used in Alabama Divorce Courts

Posted in Alabama Alimony, Alabama Child Custody & Visitation, Alabama Divorce, Alabama Divorce Mediation, Alabama Family Law Basics, Alabama Marriage, Divorce & Separation, Divorce Mediation, Marriage, Property Division
As a Birmingham divorce lawyer, I know that sooner or later some people will need the services of an experienced divorce attorney. One of the reasons folks turn to a legal professional is because of the complex and sometimes labyrinthine structure of our legal system here in Alabama. Regardless of whether a person is getting … Continue Reading

Birmingham Divorce News: Discussing the Topic of the Dreaded Prenuptial Agreement

Posted in Alabama Alimony, Alabama Child Custody & Visitation, Alabama Divorce, Alabama Family Law Basics, Alabama Marriage, Divorce Mediation, Marriage, Prenuptial Agreements, Property Division
I’ll say right off that it’s probably true that most folks think a prenuptial agreement — or prenup, as they say in Hollywood — will kill the romance between a couple as surely as a an illicit affair. But does suggesting that your soon-to-be spouse sign a prenuptial agreement really spell the end of trust; … Continue Reading

Alabama Divorce News: Tiger Woods’ Wife Rumored to be Talking to Divorce Attorney

Posted in Alabama Divorce, Alabama Marriage, Celebrity Divorces, Divorce & Separation, Divorce News, Marriage
In the recent maelstrom of mistress allegations, Tiger Woods may be headed to divorce court if the gossip pages are correct. As a Birmingham divorce and family law attorney, I have first-hand experience with divorce and separation cases involving infidelity in a marriage. While Mr. Woods’ situation is perhaps more extreme than most, the result … Continue Reading

Birmingham Divorce Update: Discussing Money Matters can make a Marriage More Secure

Posted in Alabama Divorce, Alabama Marriage, Financial Issues, Marriage
The causes for divorce are many, but one of the primary reasons couples in Alabama get divorced is due to issues surrounding money. Whether it’s poor financial planning, excessive spending by one or both spouses or simply constant disagreement over household financial priorities, money can be the bane of a marital relationship. A surprisingly large … Continue Reading

Getting Married in Alabama? Consider a Prenuptial Agreement for Protection in Case of Divorce

Posted in Alabama Marriage, Marriage, Prenuptial Agreements
These days everyone is concerned about their future. Individuals facing marriage are no different and that is why many people considering marriage look at a prenuptial agreement as a way of preserving their property in case the marriage somehow does not work out. While a “prenup” should not be looked at as foreshadowing a future breakdown … Continue Reading

Marriage in Birmingham, Alabama: Before and After Divorce

Posted in Alabama Divorce, Alabama Marriage, Marriage
Marriage is a sacred institution which sometimes becomes a trial for those ill-suited to the needs of another, or the sacrifices which a marital partnership requires. As a Birmingham divorce lawyer and family law attorney, I have helped many couples through their individual rough patches. Unfortunately, even the best of counseling cannot hold together a … Continue Reading

Prenuptial Agreements in Alabama: A Prelude to Divorce? Think Again!

Posted in Alabama Marriage, Marriage, Prenuptial Agreements
As a Birmingham Divorce and Family Law Attorney, I’ve consulted both women and men regarding prenuptial agreements. One of the major concerns these folks have is how such an agreement, or just the suggestion of it, reflects on the couple’s romantic relationship. To many, the mere mention of a prenup makes them squirm. So it … Continue Reading

Divorce & Family Law Courts

Posted in Alabama Adoption, Alabama Alimony, Alabama Child Custody & Visitation, Alabama Child Support, Alabama Collaborative Law, Alabama Divorce, Alabama Divorce Mediation, Alabama Family Law Basics, Alabama Marriage, Alabama Property Division, Divorce & Separation, Divorce & Taxes, Divorce Property Division, Guardian Ad Litem, Prenuptial Agreements
My Alabama divorce and family law office is centrally located in Birmingham, Alabama so that we can offer our Alabama divorce, child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, adoption, prenuptial agreements, and other family law matters practice throughout the entire state of Alabama.  I represent clients in every court in Alabama including, but not limited … Continue Reading

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Website

Posted in Alabama Adoption, Alabama Alimony, Alabama Child Custody & Visitation, Alabama Child Support, Alabama Collaborative Law, Alabama Divorce, Alabama Divorce & Family Law Updates, Alabama Divorce Mediation, Alabama Family Law Basics, Alabama Marriage, Alabama Property Division, Celebrity Divorces, Child Psychology & Divorce, Divorce & Taxes, Divorce Property Division, Guardian Ad Litem, Prenuptial Agreements
Please check out my firm’s website.  My Alabama Divorce Law firm focuses our practice on divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony and support, property division, asset protection, family law and more.  We cross the state of Alabama and regularly handle divorce and family law cases in Birmingham, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Pelham, Leeds, Moody, Pell City, Trussville, … Continue Reading

Alabama Common Law Marriage

Posted in Alabama Divorce, Alabama Marriage
Common law marriage in Alabama requires a showing of the following elements: Capacity Mutual agreement to enter a permanent marriage relationship Some public recognition of the relationship as a marriage A public assumption of marital duties and cohabitation To establish a common law marriage, there must be clear and convincing evidence that the parties lived … Continue Reading

The Alabama Marriage Relationship

Posted in Alabama Marriage
In order to have a valid marriage in the State of Alabama, the following conditions must be met: No one under the age of 14 has the capacity to contract marriage For any person under the age of 18 consent by a parent or guardian is required Both parties must be of sound mind Have … Continue Reading
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