There are many different legal issues that can cause complications for family relationships in Alabama. Divorce cases can, of course, become quite contentious, and there are many different issues in a divorce case that can be complex, including: property division; alimony; child custody; and child support, among others. However, even couples who have never been married can face issues involving their children, particularly custody and support issues.
Solutions for complex problems
Although family law issues can be challenging, the fact remains that the parties involved need to attempt to find a solution, otherwise the family law court will need to step in and hand down an order. When it comes to child support, some of the most common problems arise when one parent or the other argues that support is or is not necessary, that the amount to be paid is too much or too little or when the paying parent argues that child support should stop. There are, of course, other issues that can arise, but when it comes to money it makes sense that child support issues can become quite contentious.
Attempting to work through out-of-court negotiations can oftentimes be a solution, but if the parents are not capable of working together, such negotiations may not be feasible. Mediation of family law issues may be an option, but that path also requires a bit of flexibility and work toward a common goal. In the end, some cases are left with no other path than to litigate the issue in front of a family law judge.
At our law firm, we work with Alabama residents who have complex child support issues that they need to attempt to resolve. For more information, please visit the family law overview section of our law firm’s website.