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November 2016 Archives

Worried you may have to pay too much alimony? Fight back.

When going through divorce, there is something unsettling about paying your soon-to-be ex-wife alimony. After all, you have done most of the heavy lifting during your marriage. You've endured years of stress and sacrifice so things would get easier. Now, you are being asked to work hard and hand over part of your paycheck. That's a tough pill to swallow.

How do I get a child support modification in Alabama?

When an Alabama couple shares a child and there is an order that one parent pay child support to the other parent, there is a chance that one parent or the other will dispute the amount that is ordered. There are a number of reasons for this. It is important for both parties to understand that there is a possibility for there to be a modification to the order for child support. Having a grasp on how this can come about is a key when there are family legal issues at stake.

How are grandparents' rights determined in Alabama?

It is not unusual for a child custody and visitation dispute in Alabama to extend to whether grandparents will have the right to see or have custody of the child. Knowing how the law views this is imperative for the parents, and the grandparents to make certain that they have a grasp on grandparents' rights and what can and cannot be done. Under the law, a grandparent is defined as the parent of the parent of a minor child. This includes children who have been adopted.

Paternity can be assumed under certain circumstances

Paternity is a critical issue in many divorces. Paternity is the legal precedent of a child's father. It establishes the father and it affords certain legal rights and responsibilities. What many people may not know is that paternity can be assumed under a variety of circumstances.

Have a spousal support arrangement? Track the payments

Spousal support is a key issue for many divorced couples. It comes in many forms in the state of Alabama. From temporary spousal support and lump-sum alimony, to rehabilitative spousal support and periodic alimony, there are many ways that couples could become entangled in a spousal support arrangement.