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Huntsville Divorce Attorney: Leigh Daniel

Going through a divorce, contested or uncontested, can be one of the most frustrating and devastating experiences in a person’s life, adding children into the mix or a narcissistic spouse can make things even more emotional and complex. The last thing you need to deal with is drama from an underprepared, unqualified, or instigating divorce attorney.

At Leigh Daniel, Attorney at Law, our experienced and compassionate divorce lawyers strive to make our clients feel confident and comfortable in their case. We know how depressing it can be to dwell on the past, so we push our clients to focus on their hopes for the future.

We offer a 30-minute free consultation with one of our Associate Attorneys to gather information and hear any concerns or requirements you may have.

If you are in the state of Alabama and the thought of coping with a looming divorce and division of property, custody issues, etc is casting a shadow over your entire life, you need an attorney who can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Contact us today or learn more from our family law resources.  We will answer any questions you have and work swiftly and skillfully in pursuit of the positive outcome you need. Call now for a consultation: (256) 551-0500

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How Our Huntsville Divorce Lawyers Can Help You

When you choose to work with Leigh Daniel Family Law, you are gaining more than a strong legal team. You are also getting an instant support network that is committed to looking out for your best interests. Our compassionate Huntsville divorce attorneys will be:

Discussing your case in detail to identify what you consider to be a positive outcome.  We will be realistic, walking you through best-case and worst-case scenarios, but our focus will always be on the positive.

Talking through your grounds for divorce. Whether one person is at fault or whether your relationship “just fell apart,” our attorneys will help you understand the grounds for filing for divorce in Alabama and how they may affect your case. We represent both people who are filing for divorce (plaintiffs) and those who are facing a Complaint for Divorce (defendants).

Developing a smart legal strategy. Our seasoned legal team has successfully resolved cases in even the nastiest contested divorces. We are committed to doing what’s best for you and your family, whether that means aggressively negotiating, strategically compromising, or fighting for your rights in court.

Getting a full accounting of your assets and debts to argue your case for equitable distribution. It’s important to note that in Alabama, “equitable distribution” doesn’t mean a 50/50 split of everything. In fact, a judge can take into consideration fault in dividing assets. That’s why our Huntsville divorce lawyers will be extremely thorough in documenting everything that may factor into this distribution.

Fighting for your rights during child custody and child support arrangements. We know you want what’s best for your child, and we do, too. We will walk you through all the factors that will be considered in deciding on custody and child support arrangements, including the age of the child, educational needs, home environments, your partner’s mental and physical health, the relationship between you and your child, and opinions from expert witnesses.

Determining how (and whether) alimony should factor into your divorce. It is important that you understand what can and can’t be considered in deciding on alimony, including how misconduct on the part of a spouse can play a role.

Making sure all the details are taken care of. In addition to staying on top of all the paperwork and filing deadlines, our experienced Huntsville divorce attorneys will ensure you have considered other important details such as taxes, retirement plans, name changes, and pet custody issues.

Emotions can get the best of anyone in the midst of a difficult divorce. As sensitive sounding boards and strong advocates for our clients, we won’t let you get pushed into an agreement or provoked to act in a way that’s not in your best interest.

CONTACT US TODAY and let our experienced Huntsville divorce lawyers assess your case and devise a smart strategy to achieve the outcome you want.

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What Is the Process for Divorce in Alabama?

When you meet with our knowledgeable Huntsville divorce lawyers, we will walk you through the steps for filing for any type of divorce in Alabama. Depending on where you are in the process, we will review what has already happened and determine an effective course of action for your case.

  1. Filing a Complaint for Divorce: This first step notifies the defending spouse of the grounds for divorce and any particular allegations.
  2. Answering the Complaint: The defendant has 30 days to answer the complaint. This could include arguing against the allegations made in the complaint.
  3. Filing a Counterclaim: The defendant’s attorney may opt to file a counterclaim to address issues in the complaint.
  4. Building a Case: Attorneys for both sides will file for “discovery” to gather all the evidence and information each side has compiled in the case. This will give you a clearer picture of what your spouse is alleging (or planning to allege).
  5. Negotiating a Settlement: Our attorneys will strive to reach a settlement that is fair and protects your interests. If your spouse refuses to budge, however, we will not hesitate to transition from negotiating to litigating.
  6. Going to Court: When you go to court without a settlement agreement in place, our attorneys will make a strong argument on your behalf, and the judge will be the one who decides on issues such as child custody, division of assets, and alimony.
  7. Final Decree: Once the judge has heard your case, he or she will issue a final decree to cement your divorce and the related matters.
  8. Divorce Appeal or Modification: Contrary to its name, the “final” decree is not technically the end of the line. Our skilled divorce attorneys can help you appeal the decree or push for modification of the ruling.
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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Alabama?

In order to file for divorce in Alabama, either you or your spouse must have been a resident for at least six months. You will also need to choose the grounds, or why you are filing, for divorce. Alabama allows both fault and no-fault divorces, and the grounds for divorce will indicate whether one party is at fault.

In no-fault divorces:

  • The parties are so incompatible in temperament that they can no longer live together.
  • There is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, and reconciliation is impractical, futile, and not in the best interests of the parties or the family.
  • One spouse has voluntary lived separately for one year (known as “abandonment from bed and board”).
  • The wife has lived separate for two years, without support, and has lived in Alabama during that period.

In fault divorces:

  • One spouse committed adultery.
  • A spouse became addicted to drugs or alcohol after marriage.
  • There has been domestic violence, or there is a fear of violence.
  • A spouse has been imprisoned for two years, with a sentence a seven years or more.
  • A spouse committed a crime against nature.
  • The wife was pregnant at the time of marriage, without the other spouse’s knowledge or agency.
  • One spouse was physically and incurably incapacitated when the couple married.
  • One spouse has been in a mental hospital for five successive years, hopelessly and incurably insane.

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Don’t Let Divorce Proceedings Drag You Down

At Leigh Daniel Family Law, our compassionate and highly skilled Huntsville divorce lawyers are committed to fighting for our clients’ best interests. We understand that this is a rough time for you, but we are confident that you will pull through, and our team will be here every step of the way.

CONTACT US TODAY to schedule a consultation, and let us show you why we are confident you have a strong case.

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Let Us Help with Your Family Law Case

When you are ready to discuss your family law matter with a compassionate legal team, contact us. Our experienced Huntsville family law firm will fight fiercely for your rights and make you feel more confident about your future.

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