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religious upbringing in child custody cases

How is the Religious Upbringing Issue handled in Alabama Child Custody Cases?

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The topic of religion can be controversial, especially during a child custody battle. In general, a parent’s religious beliefs will not be the only basis for a court’s custody determination. Instead, judges will evaluate various aspects to establish what custody arrangements will serve the child’s best interests. Similarly, a non-religious parent will not experience… Read More »

healthcare for children of divorce

Making Healthcare Decisions for Children of Divorce

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It is unfortunate that you and your spouse have decided to divorce. In the best-case scenario here, you both will come up with a co-parenting plan to make the best decisions for your child and to make the split as peaceful as possible. That includes decisions on health care.  Again, the couple who co-parents… Read More »

Grounds for Divorce in Florida

Grounds for Divorce in Florida

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Living in Florida is a goal for millions of people across the country. While many people move here for retirement, others move here to escape the extreme winter conditions most of the country deals with each year. Not all problems will be escapable in the Sunshine State, including divorce. Dissolving a marriage is a… Read More »

Economic Cost of Divorce - Divorce Law Firm - Smith & McGhee

The Economic Cost of Divorce

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Divorce is not only an emotionally taxing experience, it can be hard on the parties financially as well. The uncertainty of the process, especially for those getting divorced for the first time, can create a lot of stress. And one of the things many divorcing spouses are uncertain about is how they will be… Read More »

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Adultery and Divorce in Alabama

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A large percentage of marriages end in divorce, and one of the major reasons couples get divorced is because of marital infidelity on the part of at least one of the spouses. In Alabama, adultery can impact a divorce in some significant ways. Unlike many other states, Alabama allows both “no-fault” and fault-based divorces,… Read More »

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Protecting my Credit During the Divorce Process

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The divorce process can be turbulent and unsettling. There are a lot of emotionally-charged issues to deal with, and this can cause personal concerns to take priority over money matters. There is a lot of uncertainty when you are getting ready to go out on your own, however. And one of the major issues… Read More »

Five Things to Consider Before Divorce in Alabama - Smith & McGhee

Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for Your Divorce

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Starting divorce proceedings can be an emotional and sometimes overwhelming experience. You may be pondering if you really need a divorce attorney. It may make sense to try to go it alone and use online resources or kits as a way to save both time and money. The following reasons may preclude you from… Read More »

No Fault Divorce in Alabama - Smith & McGhee

What Is a “No-Fault” Divorce in Alabama?

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When it comes to filing for a divorce, there are grounds, or reasons, as to why the divorce is occurring. Generally speaking, one of the spouses is found to be at fault, or responsible for the divorce. Typical grounds for divorce include the following: Abandonment/desertion – A spouse leave the household and has no intentions… Read More »

Coping with divorce during the holidays - Dothan Divorce Attorneys

Coping with Divorce During the Holidays

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Statistics show that more people file for divorce after the holidays than any other time of year, indicating that during the holidays, couples may be weighing the issue of whether or not they want to leave their spouse. Whether you have recently been divorced and will be spending the holidays on your own for… Read More »