Saving Money in a Divorce
What is Your Divorce Strategy?
Going through a divorce is an extremely trying time. It is a time when everything stops yet at the same time moves forward at a breakneck speed. A person is usually panicked. Torn between movement and inaction. Just what you to do? As a Birmingham divorce attorney with 40 years of trial experience I know how to help you win your family situation. I do not limit my just to Birmingham, but I have practiced as an Alabama divorce attorney throughout the State of Alabama, in as far a locations as Florence, Huntsville, Mobile and Baldwin counties. But you need a sound divorce strategy—
There are several things you can do. The first of which is to retain competent counsel to help guide you on your way. That is where having just any lawyer can be worse than have no lawyer. There are many questions, yet just about as many answers. Below are several of the most important questions and answers, but no written word or information transmitted to you can compare to actually coming in and discussing your case with me. You will find my approach unique and beyond what most lawyers think about. I strive not just to “handle your case” but to bring you “into the bubble” so you can be adequately informed and participate in this most difficult time of your life. You still have a measure of control over what is happening to you. You just need to know how and where to exercise that control.
Divorce What it Means
A divorce settlement can affect not only the lives of your children, but your lifestyle, your long-term financial security and your legal rights. Contemplating divorce is difficult. Whether or not you decide to end your marriage, it helps to learn the basics of divorce law. Should you conclude that divorce is necessary, it is important to seek the assistance of a family law attorney.
Alabama is a “modified no-fault” state, meaning that the parties only need to plead irreconcilable differences to obtain an divorce. However, conduct is relevant to issues such as the distribution of property and spousal support. As an “equitable distribution” state, Alabama takes into account a number of factors in deciding how to distribute property, including determining what is non-marital property, what is marital debt, and the financial needs of the parties.
From a legal standpoint, the divorce process will divide the couple’s Property; determine the future care and custody of their children; and give each person the legal right to marry someone else.
Division of Property
One of the most difficult and complex issues is the division of property at the time of divorce. Many couples have a difficult time reaching an agreement about how to divide their property. The ultimate division of your property depends on the complexity of the assets and liabilities. In any divorce, especially one involving complex property matters, we can offer valuable guidance and advocacy.
Care and Custody of Children
Your relationship with your children may need legal protection at the time of divorce. When the court determines child custody the Judge will at look at: the wishes of the child, the wishes of the parents, the child’s need for a meaningful relationship with each parent, interaction between parents and children, determination of which parent is more likely to allow meaningful contact with the other parent, the child’s adjustment to home, school and community, mental and physical health of the people involved with the child, and a parent’s intention to relocate.
These are some but not all of the concerns which most people have. For an answer to each question call me to arrange a time when we can meet.
Q:What should I be doing right now?
Q: How do I prepare for divorce?
Q: What will happen to the children?
Q: What will I receive/pay in child support?
Q: What kind of visitation will be in effect?
Q: Who will get custody?
Q: How will our property be divided?
Q: Who gets the debts?
Q: Who gets the house?
Q: What does this cost?