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Alabama Divorce Attorneys
For anyone that is in a bad marriage, the choice to end the marriage should always be an option, which is why the Alabama divorce lawyers at Straight Divorce are here to help. We realize that you’ve probably done your best to make your marriage work, but you’ve come to the end of the road and you’re ready to move on. However, we also realize that there is an array of attorneys to choose from and a host of legalities involved in the divorce process, starting with child custody issues to child support and alimony all the way to debt settlement and property division. In an effort to be sure you’re protected against loss of any kind, the Alabama Divorce attorneys sponsored by Straight Divorce will make sure you’re fully prepared for everything relative to the divorce process.
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Residency Requirements & Grounds for Divorce in Alabama
Throughout the United States every state has its own divorce laws and Alabama is no exception. Given that each state protects its jurisdiction, it makes sure that all appropriate laws are applied to each case. To assure that your case is handled appropriately, when filing for divorce in Alabama you must meet the Alabama residency requirements. One of the most common mistakes spouses make is thinking they must divorce in the state they married, but most divorce cases are filed in the county in which the petitioner resides. For a case to be heard in Alabama, when filing for divorce, couples must meet the Alabama residency requirements. If the respondent is a nonresident of Alabama, the petitioner must have been a legitimate resident of the state for six months before the filing of the complaint.
Grounds for Divorce in the State of Alabama
Every divorce case that is filed in the state of Alabama must declare the grounds in which the divorce is to be granted. The grounds for divorce must be authenticated with evidence or testimony. If the grounds are not corroborated, the court may dismiss the case. When the complaint for divorce is filed with the Alabama court, the circuit court has the power to allow persons to divorce for a variety of reasons. There is “No Fault Grounds.” Under no-fault grounds, the grounds can be incompatibility, irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and voluntary abandonment from bed and board for one year. The other is “At-Fault Grounds.” Under fault-based grounds, the grounds include incapacitated from entering into the marriage state, adultery, imprisonment, habitual drunkenness or drug use, insanity for five successive years or if the wife was pregnant at the time of marriage without the husband’s knowledge.
Property Distribution in the State of Alabama
Alabama is an equitable distribution state, which means that property will be distributed in an equitable manner, but not necessarily equal. For example, property of the wife, held by her previous to the marriage or to which she may become entitled after the marriage, is the separate property of the wife and is not subject to the liabilities of the husband. Property of the husband, whether acquired by inheritance, or gift, by contract or conveyance, is the separate property of the husband. Because these issues can become very complex, it’s best to have an Alabama divorce attorney who understands the details involving property distribution in Alabama.
Child Custody and Child Support in Alabama
When a divorce takes place in the state of Alabama, both parents have an equal right to the custody of their children. As with most states, the court looks at the best interests of the children before determining where the children should live after the divorce. Because there are so many issues involving child custody, before the court decides it looks at each individual case. In the state of Alabama, a court may also consider “joint custody” which means both parents have rights, with one parent being the primary custodian of the children and the other parent as the secondary custodian. Many people think joint custody means the children live half the year with one parent and half the year with the other, but that isn’t the case. Both parents remain involved in all decision-making responsibilities regarding the children and each parent has authority when it comes to education, health, dental care, religion, civic and cultural activities, but one parent is still the primary custodian. When it comes to Alabama law, if parents are having a difficult time deciding where the child will live, a child can say which parent they would rather live with, but they are never allowed to make the final decision. That is always under the jurisdiction of the courts.
Choosing an Alabama Divorce Attorney
To assure that the divorce process goes smoothly, anyone going through a divorce should have qualified legal representation. At Straight Divorce, our Alabama Divorce lawyers handle every aspect of a divorce, starting with the divorce papers, all the way to the final divorce decree. Furthermore, the sponsored divorce attorneys stay current and aware of any new laws that affect Alabama divorce. At Straight Divorce we make the process simple by addressing every issue relative to child custody, child support, alimony, debt settlement as well as property division. The attorneys at Straight Divorce make sure they use the most effective and sometimes if necessary, aggressive approach during the entire divorce process. Simply locate an Alabama divorce attorney located on this page by choosing the location closest to your Alabama address and very shortly a Alabama divorce attorney will be on hand to represent you.
Finding an Alabama Divorce Attorney
Finding and choosing the right Alabama Divorce attorney requires careful selection. At Straight Divorce, our sponsored attorneys know exactly how to handle every aspect of the divorce situation. If you are ready to take action, our attorneys are ready to help. Doing everything in our power to help clients retain custody of the children and their property, Straight Divorce’s divorce attorneys can help you win your case. If you have any questions about the divorce process, the family law attorneys sponsored by Straight Divorce can furnish you with all the answers you need.
About the Divorce Attorneys at Straight Divorce
The Alabama divorce attorneys sponsored by Straight Divorce are available to answer any questions you may have about the divorce process. As well-informed Alabama divorce lawyers, the sponsoring attorneys at www.StraightDivorce.com have far-reaching knowledge about the law and everything having to do with divorce. Contact us and receive a no obligation consultation from an Alabama divorce lawyer. You can also fill out the free online divorce case review that will be promptly evaluated by a local Alabama Family Law attorney. Since you’re going to have to make a lot of decisions regarding your divorce, be sure to become educated about your rights Get straight answers from a Straight divorce-sponsoring Alabama divorce attorney. To schedule a consultation, fill out the free online divorce case review and an experienced Alabama divorce lawyer sponsored by Straight Divorce will contact you shortly.