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Making good financial choices after divorce

When people decide to divorce in Alabama, they may be concerned about how the end of the marriage will affect their financial future. It is true that even long after the emotional and practical aspects of the marriage have been resolved for some time, the financial consequences of divorce can linger. As a result, people may postpone ending their marriages even after they have been unhappy for some time. By keeping some tips in mind, people can help to preserve their financial stability after the divorce is finalized.

Is living together before marriage linked to divorce?

Many people in Alabama and across the country choose to live together before they marry. However, they may be surprised to learn that they could be at a greater risk of divorce as a result according to one study. Previous studies had shown that people who cohabitate before marriage were more likely to divorce, but other scholars noted that this effect appeared to be on the decline as the social stigma against living together before marriage also declined. However, the newer study, examining first-time marriages by American women under 44 between 1970 and 2015, did not show that the divorce rate had declined.

Divorce in Alabama: More baby boomers ending their marriages

It seems the days when most marriages last until death doeth part are over. The word divorce doesn't make most Alabama residents bat an eyelash today, and even baby boomers are realizing that when it's over, it's over.  In fact, it seems that more older married couples are deciding that they would rather go into the future as singles rather than as part of a couple.

Breaking a divorce to family, friends

Announcing the break up of a marriage doesn't hold the same stigma today as it did decades ago. Still, there may be some angst associated with telling family and friends of an impending divorce. Although marriages in Alabama are between two people, they're also very much a part of social circles, so the break up may affect those parts of a couple's personal life.

The tips to having an amicable divorce in Alabama

Breaking up is often synonymous with anger, hurt feelings, pain and a lot of resentment. But divorce needn't always carry with it the worst of the worst emotions. More couples in Alabama are actually having amicable splits. Those who have done so have set the ground rules from the get-go. Perhaps getting help as each person transitions into single life may help.

Divorce creates a new gift-giving experience in Alabama

Parents who are separated or divorced may find giving gifts a bit challenging. Divorce is a hard cookie and it's sometimes difficult to know what to do and when with kids. Things change after divorce and once-married Alabama residents who are now living single lives again may need some pointers on how not to let gift-giving turn into a forum on how former spouses can outdo each other. That is not in the best interests of their children.

Divorce goes much smoother when feelings kept out of the process

Keeping heightened feelings out of the equation during a separation may be a difficult process, but often an necessary one for keeping the peace. Alabama couples going through divorce have a better chance of agreeing on issues when each party tries to keep a level head even if that seems impossible. Ending a marriage is not an easy task, even if the couple agrees it is the best decision for the entire family.

Keeping children happy and healthy in a divorce situation

When a couple separates, their children are likely to feel as much pain and sadness as they do. Divorce is difficult on all family members, particularly kids, so it is crucial that parents communicate the positives of the situation to their children to ensure both their mental and physical health. In many divorce situations in Alabama, a couple might need help to move past the animosity they may feel for each other in order to focus on what's best for their children.

Important divorce steps include paying attention to assets

Millions of people throughout the United States, including Alabama, find themselves faced with the dissolution of a marriage. Unfortunately, this can be one of the most stressful life events one can experience. However, a couple of tips may help with making wise decisions during any divorce proceeding.

Creating divorce team important process during breakup

One of life's most challenging events is going through a marital breakup, whether one has been divorced for a few years or a few decades. After all, divorce involves untangling two individuals who are tied to each other both financially and emotionally. Having a solid team in place in Alabama to help with this process is essential for achieving one's desired outcome in a divorce proceeding.

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