Category: Divorce

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,…

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…

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…

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…