About Your Alabama Divorce: Equitable Distribution Of Property And Other Considerations

The emotional and social challenges of divorce are one thing — and the business or financial side of things is another thing. An experienced divorce lawyer is the right professional for the job of helping protect your best interests as you approach a family law court.

If the time has come to consult with an attorney about divorce, it may mean you have made attempts to save your marriage, without success. You may have undergone counseling or a trial separation. There may be some rapidly developing situation, such as an affair or a gambling addiction of one of the spouses, that makes divorce urgent in your case. Or your divorce may be the culmination of a slow but steady deterioration of your marriage relationship.

There is often some tipping point that motivates someone to contact an attorney. Whatever that is in your case, Jones, Hawkins, & Associates, LLC, is here to help. Together, we can devise a workable strategy for your coming Alabama divorce.

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Time To Move On

Your husband or wife may have served you with a petition for divorce or you may have decided it is up to you to initiate a divorce. Perhaps the two of you have arrived at the decision together and you need legal advice on how to proceed. Whatever your private family circumstances, you may have arrived at this website because you realize you need to get financial and legal issues settled. It is hard to live in limbo with your financial stability in question. A divorce as a legal action can help set the stage for you to move on to the next chapter of life.

Equitable Distribution Of Assets Is The Bottom Line In Every Divorce

While there can be specific grounds for divorce, courts generally grant no-fault divorces in Alabama. Where there is a no-fault divorce, the parties request equitable distribution of property, including real estate, personal property, banking and retirement accounts, and more. Protect your interests by knowing what you are entitled in property division to when going through a divorce.

Spousal Support

There is no presumptive amount of spousal support in Alabama. Further, the length of a marriage does not automatically determine whether a spouse is eligible for support. The court may award spousal support on a temporary basis pending a final hearing. At a final hearing, the court will assess the need of the party seeking support and the ability of the party to pay support in establishing an award of spousal support. This may be ordered in periodic payments over a fixed period of time, indefinitely, or in lump sum. It's important to understand which type of spousal support may apply in your case.

If There Are Children

A child custody and visitation arrangement (parenting plan) and a child support order will be part of your divorce decree if you and your spouse have minor children together. Jones, Hawkins, & Associates, LLC, in Montgomery can guide you compassionately and skillfully through the process of arriving at a parenting plan that works for your family.

Call 334-625-1754 or send an email inquiry through this website to schedule a consultation regarding your Alabama divorce.