Huntsville Alabama Divorce Blog

How to Win Custody: Education

If you haven’t read the other blogs on custody, read those first. We are going to talk about educational decision-making. This is one of those categories in the legal custody arena that is highly sought after. Most people want this category so they can choose the school district their child…

What Will I Have to Pay in Alimony?

In order to answer this question in full, you are going to have to read the entire series on alimony. I’ve realized how many ways the alimony question can go and to spare you from reading a book rather than a blog, I’ve decided to write a number of articles…

How Will Alimony Affect Me After a Divorce?

Supporting Yourself After Divorce I have been juggling numbers and expenses for so many years, I can produce a budget for a client much faster than they can. I know the approximate cost of utilities, insurance, rentals, misc, groceries, etc., etc. With each case that involves alimony, I go through…

Don’t Let Your Support System Fail

When people contemplate divorce they often want their family to involved in the initial consultation. Many times, the family members are assisting in the financial aspect and they want to know the logistics of the case. Great. I have always encouraged clients to have their family ask questions if they didn’t understand…

Preparing a Solid Case to Get Alimony

I’m continuing the question of alimony because it has so many factors and it has to be looked at on a case by case basis. Hopefully, you’ll learn something by reading the series on alimony. Recently I was representing someone who had ample education and had made more than $50,000 when she first…

How is Alimony Determined? Will I Have to Pay?

This is the first entry to the series on alimony. Much like adultery, the question of alimony can’t be answered easily.  Alimony is awarded based on seven factors, and these are:     Age of the parties, length of the marriage Standard of living, fault Education level Health, and earning disparity. Along…

Will I Get Alimony?

Alimony is one of the big topics that clients want to know about. The answers to the question, “Am I going to get alimony?” are wildly divergent. As I was writing the first article about the issue, I realized I needed to give more information. To that end, I am…

Contested Divorce

You may have heard the phrase “contested divorce” and wondered, “what exactly does that mean?” Well, a contested divorce is essentially the opposite of an “uncontested divorce.” An uncontested divorce is simply a situation where the parties are able to agree on the terms of the divorce. For example, they…