Huntsville Alabama Divorce Blog

Divorce Misconceptions: Separation

In my time as a family law attorney, I have found several misconceptions that are held by the general public regarding divorce. One such misconception involves the topic of Separation. “We have to get a separation before a divorce, right?” “I’m not married anymore because we separated.” “We are going to counseling,…

Dating and Your Divorce

Years ago, I had a client tell me the reason he was getting divorced was because his wife didn’t realize she had to quit dating when they got married. Obviously, you shouldn’t date while you are married. Right? But when is it ok to start dating? I would advise you,…

How to Get Custody: Extracurricular Activities

I’ve been talking about the various legal custody designations. If you haven’t read the other articles, go back and read those first. I am not going to break down all six categories of decision-making in custody agreements in Alabama. Instead, we will focus on the extracurricular activities. This one is…

Social Media and Your Divorce

I don’t know why this is so hard for people to grasp, but your social media CAN be used against you in a trial. Despite privacy settings, it’s very possible that your posting is going to be accessible. If it’s accessible then it can be used in litigation. I’ve seen…

A Father’s Day Lesson

Father’s Day was last Sunday and I’ve been talking to some of my Father clients about their role in their children’s lives. Especially when the divorce first happens, whether you are Mom or Dad, you may feel guilty. You are supposed to be one of the most important people in…

Divorce Misconceptions: Abandonment

I cannot tell you the number of times I have been asked this question in some iteration; “He moved out of the house, that means I can get him for abandonment, right?” or “I can’t move out because that would be abandonment.” Somehow, some way, this idea has entered the…

What’s the Cost of Getting Divorced?

Anyone who works at my front desk can give you the answer to what it costs to get divorced. It depends on the case. I’ve been asked this so many times I often reference my lack of a crystal ball. I can’t predict the cost because it all depends on…

Considerations for Grey Divorce

If you’ve heard this term lately it’s because getting divorced after many years of marriage is no longer the exception. More and more often people who have long-term marriages are coming in and saying, “I’m done”. Marriages for more than 20 years and even more than 30 years aren’t uncommon….

11 Common Reasons for Divorcing

Popular conversation starters with me tend to lean towards, “Why do people get divorced?” I’ve been asked this question dozens of times over the course of my career. The reasons are varied. And in Alabama, you don’t have to espouse a reason. We are a no fault state, meaning in…

July 3rd is the New Market Family Freedom Fest!

$5 Ticket proceeds go to the Bobbie Watkins Odom Food Bank. Come celebrate family and freedom! Time and date: 5pm – 9pm, July 3rd, 2021. Address: Leigh Acres 5655 Maysville Road New Market, AL 35761 United States