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What can we learn from celebrity divorces?

It is not uncommon for divorces to end up messy. This may be especially true of celebrity breakups, which often involve high assets and complex property division, as well as a spotlight by paparazzi and media, often exacerbated by gossip and over-the-top headlines. Fortunately, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have taken the high road with regards to their divorce.

The right approach to family law issues can make a difference

There are often many issues and that need to be resolved during the course of a divorce that can cause stress and cause someone to think irrationally. After all, if a marriage was going well, you wouldn't be in the process of a divorce. While some of the ill feelings can pass, sometimes divorcing couples may make decisions to spite the other person, despite the fact that the decisions themselves are not ideal for anyone involved.

My ex wants to move my kids to another state

Your ex-partner wants to move your kids out of Alabama to another state. Out-of-state relocations can alter the terms of your custody and parenting time agreement, making it harder for you to see and maintain a relationship with your kids. Parental relocation rules are often confusing for many parents. Here is some information that can help you to protect your parental rights.

What to do if your ex wants to move out of state

Divorce is never easy, and when children are involved, it is easy for emotions to run high. It is also true that as long as you have kids, the process of renegotiating the boundaries of a divorce never truly closes. There are always going to be times when things need to be revisited because circumstances have changed. One of those times is when a co-parent moves out of state. "Move-away" cases are fairly common, and they put a strain on families when they happen, but for those who are remaining, there are steps to ensure that custody and contact and maintained.

How to handle joint custody after relocation

When you get divorced, you might believe that all arrangements are done once the process is finalized. While this may be true for a time, major life changes can create a need to adjust your parenting plan. One of the biggest disruptions is a move, especially if that move is to a location more than one hour away. While you will most likely not have to go through an extensive trial to amend your custody agreement, it is a good idea to hire an attorney to help you and your co-parent negotiate the new terms for time with your children.

Common law marriage over

Partners have numerous legal arrangements to remain together which pose unique family law issues. However, recognition of one of these legal relationships will end in Alabama. The state will no longer recognize new common-law marriages beginning on New Year's Day 2017.