Huntsville Alabama Divorce Blog

Care For Yourself & Your Kids During Your Divorce

In my recent newsletter, I featured blog articles from Sara Ann, “Taking Care of Yourself Through Meditation,” and Caroline Palmy’s “Divorce and How to Help Your Kids.” The newsletter also features Jeanni Jones’ “Fair Fighting in a Divorce.” Please take advantage of these articles to help you through this difficult…

Five Ways to Avoid Intimidation in a Male Business

We all stood together in the Courtroom. A group of lawyers waiting to speak to the Judge about when our cases will be heard. The only woman in the group, attempting to fit in with my colourful dress and shiny blonde hair. The men milled about in their dark suits…

Reframing: Walking on the Sunny Side of the Street

You want to be in a good mood. Seriously, you don’t really want to be grumpy, bitchy, hateful, or hostile. You are a nice person. Really, you are. But life seems to conspire against you. Take for example a typical Monday morning, you wake up and it’s raining (again). You…

Repossession of your Freedom

“I can’t send you to jail for not paying your car payment.” “I can’t send you to jail for not paying your mortgage.” “But I can send you to jail for not paying your child support.” These were the sobering words for the adverse party in a recent Court case…

Santa’s Watching: 10 Tips to Avoid a Holiday Custody Fight

Santa is pretty predictable. Each year, he comes on December 24th to the delight of children all over the world. As predictable as holiday visitation squabbles. Forgive me for not publishing this sooner, but speaking from years of practicing family law I’ve got some suggestions to make child custody issues easier the…

New Wheels: Cars after Divorce

What I’m going to tell you may sound cynical, and you may hate me for it, but before you go out and buy a vehicle in your name for a spouse or co-sign with them its good to be aware of the risks associated with car payments during divorce. It’s very…

What is a Divorce Decree?

There are plenty of forms and paperwork during the divorce process, but the divorce decree is the final most important document that contains pertinent information about your case. So what is it? Simply put, a divorce decree is the final document that you receive once the divorce has been finalized….

What is Divorce Mediation?

In the process of divorce mediation, a neutral third party is used as a facilitator for communication between the two individuals seeking a divorce. The mediator, who does not work for either one individual, will assist the divorcing couple in determining how everything is to be divided and distributed along…

Marriage Equality – What Happened?

Recently, gay marriage was briefly legal in the state of Alabama. Judge Callie Granade struck down the ban on gay marriage and declared it unconstitutional; however, there has been a political outcry from notable individuals like Chief Justice Roy Moore and even the state’s Supreme Court. Here’s an update on…