Category: Divorce

Emotional abuse

I recently was listening to a recording of a call between a client who is getting divorced. The pure rage emanating from the voice caused me to have a visceral reaction. I can only imagine what it felt like to the recipient of the call. Even if you feel your…

What’s Best for the Kids?

Both parents. Time and again studies have shown the importance of children having access and meaningful relationships with both of their parents. Yet, in the midst of a divorce, often one parent decides it’s best for the kids to be insulated from the other. If there is abuse, or substance…

How To Protect Assets in a High Net-Worth Divorce

Under Alabama divorce law, money and property obtained during a marriage are considered marital property and should be divided equitably between divorcing spouses. In high-net-worth divorces, how the couple’s assets will be divided often becomes a primary consideration and point of contention. If you are ending a marriage in which there…

Divorcing Due to a Dysfunctional Marriage

It may come as no surprise that many people who come to see me are in deeply dysfunctional marriages. I’m not talking about people who have grown apart over the years or those who just “can’t get along”. Instead, they are in marriages with a partner who has a substance…

Protection Orders vs. Pendente Lite Orders

I had a protection order hearing today. My client prevailed and the order was dissolved as we sat there. We listened to testimony about the parties arguing, yelling, accusations, and finally about discipline of the children. There were also tape recordings of the same. Loud and angry voices but a…

Divorcing Out of Dysfunction

It may come as no surprise that many people who come to see me are in a deeply dysfunctional marriage. I’m not talking about people who have grown apart over the years or those who just “can’t get along”. Instead, they are in marriages with a partner who has a…

Couples counseling before filing for Divorce?

I was recently listening to an online class about couples therapy and the therapist, with over 30-year experience, was echoing what I already knew.  Most of the time, people wait too late. They have already made the decision to divorce and one or both parties think they owe it to…

Understanding the Benefits of Divorce: A Comprehensive Guide

Even if you know that divorce is the right decision, taking the initial steps can be difficult. But divorce can lead to positive changes in your life. It’s good to keep that in mind. Once you begin the process of separation and divorce, you’ll start to see that many of the…

Military Retirement Division

Many times, people who have served in the military are frustrated dividing their military retirement with their spouse.   However, it’s a divisible asset when the parties divorce.  The amount that is awarded will be determined by the time during the marriage that coincides with the military service. For instance, if…

Do Both Parties Have To Agree To Divorce?

Undoubtedly, divorce is easier when both parties agree that it is the right thing to do and they come to terms on issues that must be resolved. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. There are many potential reasons why one spouse may not want to get divorced. But in…