Video: Divorce Laws
There are many different Alabama divorce laws that impact getting a divorce in Alabama. For example, Alabama divorce laws cover division of assets, alimony, child support and child visitation in an agreement or at a trial.That is why you should always consult a divorce attorney when contemplating a divorce.
Alabama Divorce Laws
When going through a divorce, the first question to ask is if the divorce is going to be a contested or uncontested divorce. With a contested divorce the parties just cannot work out an agreement and then must take their case to court for the judge to make the decisions with regard to their assets, debts, child support and child custody.
Marital Property Law
The court will have to determine what property is marital property and what property is not. Marital property can be divided by the court while non marital property cannot be divided by the court. Alabama is an equity distribution state. This means that the divorce court will divide the assets and debts in a fair and equitable way. Equitable distribution does not mean equal. The court will divide the assets and debts based on the facts and circumstances of your case.
Child Support Law
When determine the proper amount of child support, the court uses the gross income of both parties. Gross income is the amount of money made before taxes. The court takes into account current alimony, child support, current child support and health insurance. Sometimes one of the parties might be under employed which simple means that the person has quite their high paying job for a lower paying job just to avoid paying a higher child support amount.
You should always speak with a divorce lawyer to help you with the divorce process. As a lawyer, I understand that sometimes problems don’t occur nine to five. Consequently, a lawyer is available on a limited basis to take your calls on the weekend and after hours. Please call the firm and leave a message and a lawyer will call you back as soon as possible.