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Alabama Equitable Distribution

  Alabama is an “equitable distribution” state when it comes to the division of marital property. Equitable distribution means that the court shall divide the marital property in a fair and equitable manner. However, a fair and equitable distribution does not necessary mean equally (i.e. 50/50). This is contrast to common law distribution. In other […]

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Alabama Uncontested Divorce Process

Alabama Uncontested Divorce Process The uncontested divorce process begins with me gathering all the information from my client required for me to draft the divorce paperwork to file with court. I then draft all the required divorce paperwork within 4 to 5 business days. Some of those documents include a complaint, agreement, testimony and other […]

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Alabama Divorce Waiting Period

At the Monk Law Firm, I have over ten years of experience preparing divorces in Alabama. I have filed hundreds of uncontested divorces. Furthermore, I offer affordable uncontested divorce or no fault divorce. You will know what you have to pay up front. As a divorce lawyer, I understand that sometimes problems don’t occur nine […]

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Alabama Divorce Complaint

A complaint for divorce in Alabama is the start of a divorce and must be filed in both contested and uncontested divorces. The complaint requests what relief the party wants such as a divorce, child custody, child support and alimony.

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Name Change in Alabama

Adult name change in Alabama normally comes up in two situations. First, women may want to go back to their maiden name after their divorce. Second, some adults just want to change their name for various reasons. Call at mobile attorney at the Monk Law firm to discuss getting your name changed. Name Change as […]

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Alabama Common Law Marriage

A common law marriage in Alabama is just as valid as a ceremonial marriage (i.e married in a church or at the courthouse). The main factor that the judge examines to determine if there is a common law marriage is the intent of the parties. This intent can be shown through the party’s actions, words […]

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Transparenting Course | Helping Kids Cope

Parties that have filed a divorce in Mobile or Baldwin Counties have to take a transparenting course which was formally known as l “Helping Kids Cope”. Registration forms for both of the courses are offered on this page. Frequently asked questions are answered in the flyer. Call 251-650-4591 to discuss this with an attorney at […]

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Internet Divorce Kit

Internet divorce kits promise a cheaper and easier way to get a divorce in Alabama. But in my experience, most do not. For Alabama, most kits are not sufficient to get a divorce or to properly address all the rights and obligations of the parties. In the long run, the divorce kits cost more and […]

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How to Get a Divorce in Alabama

Learn how to get a divorce in Alabama. You can get an uncontested divorce or a contested divorce. Uncontested divorces are quick, easier and don’t cost as much as contested divorces. You don’t have to go to court when you file an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce is more expense, takes longer and you have […]

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