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The Answers You Need In Your Divorce

If you are facing divorce, you likely have more questions than answers about what to expect. Here at Jones, Hawkins, & Associates, LLC, we want to provide you with some initial solutions about what you should know in your divorce. Here are a few questions that everyone should have answers to:

What Is The Difference Between Physical And Legal Custody?

When parents are trying to settle custody matters between themselves over their children, the terms regarding physical and legal custody may arise. Physical custody regards the legal right for a parent to have their children live with them. Legal custody involves the decisions made in the children’s lives, such as medical decisions, school choices or other important decisions.

How Long Does Divorce In Alabama Take?

The length of a divorce does depend on how long negotiations take or any litigation may take. If a couple spins more time fighting over significant assets or custody arrangements, it can significantly extend the length it takes to settle a divorce. Typically, however, a divorce in Alabama lasts between six to ten weeks.

Do I Have To Change My Name After The Divorce?

You may need to change your name, but there is no guarantee. The judge presiding over the divorce often makes the decision based on the unique factors of your divorce. In some cases, a spouse can be forced not to use their ex-spouse’s name or initials.

What Is An Uncontested Divorce?

When both spouses can reach an agreement regarding all of their marital issues in a divorce without the need for litigation, it is known as an uncontested divorce. An attorney may still be necessary to help you draft all of the legal documents that you need to submit and ensure that you complete them properly. Still, this option can save you considerable time and money compared to standard divorces.

Do I Need An Attorney?

Regardless of what type of divorce you were trying to pursue, an experienced attorney can help you resolve your divorce swiftly and efficiently. Their experience can guide you through the most complicated matters while still helping you defend your best interests.

You can schedule your initial consultation with an attorney you can trust today. Call our Montgomery office at 334-625-1754 or email us to begin answering the big questions about divorce.