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PET CUSTODY IN DIVORCE CASES

According to a recent survey, 65% of U.S. households, or about 79.7 million families, own a pet. It is therefore inevitable that the issue of pet ownership comes up in divorce cases. Divorces, by ...
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MEDIATION IN ALABAMA FAMILY LAW CASES

Mediation is a process which is often used to resolve legal disputes among individuals. This process is particularly useful in the family law context. In Alabama, divorce and post-divorce cases (such ...
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Child Support: Imputing Income

Whether you have been married and divorced or are simply a parent trying to obtain financial support for your child, each and every parent is obligated to provide financial support for their child. ...
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Cheater, Cheater: The New Craze of Infidelity Testing

Have you ever wondered if your significant other is cheating on you? Whether you have been married for six months or forty years, the topic of infidelity has probably come up. It is estimated that up ...
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What is "the Best Interests of the Child?"

When deciding child custody, "the best interests of the child" is the key, determining factor that a judge will consider when ruling on a temporary order or a final divorce judgement. Most ...
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Why "Legal" Separations are So Important

For Alabama couples who recognize that they need space to re-evaluate their marriage, but are not ready to commit the finality of a divorce, separation is likely their best option. Too many couples, ...
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Blended Families: One Woman's Letter to her Ex-Husband's New Wife

If you could write a letter to your ex-husband's new wife, what would you say? Would you tell her how happy you are that you aren't married to him? One woman had a very different approach. She ...
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What NOT to Say to Someone Considering Divorce

When someone is considering divorce, he or she often turns to close friends and family for advice. Knowing what to say and how to say it can be a very difficult task for someone even if they have been ...
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What Can You Learn from a Multi-Billion Dollar Divorce?

Making financial and social headlines is the pending divorce of Sue Ann Hamm and her husband Harold Hamm, an Oklahoma oilman. With around $17 billion reportedly at stake, the couple's case could ...
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What are your odds at getting Divorced?

In an article titled "The Divorce-Proof Marriage" by Olga Khazan, researchers looked at a variety of factors when determining the likelihood of divorce. The factors the scientists looked at ...
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Divorce is a Turning Point, Not the End

So many times people who are looking for advice in going through a divorce receive a checklist of do's and don'ts. Tips and encouragement are covered with confusing legal jargon and money ...
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Being Sued For Divorce, But Never Married?

Rising rapping star Iggy Azalea has been served with divorce papers, but apparently she was unaware she was married in the first place. It has been reported that Maurice Williams filed divorce papers ...
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The Bigger the Wedding, the Likelier the Divorce?

According to a study by two researchers at Emory University, there could be a link between expensive weddings and the probability of a divorce. In a study consisting of 3,151 married couples in the ...
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You Can Now Check in at Divorce Hotel

Before long, you and your spouse may be able to have a weekend getaway – to get divorced. A New York hotel, in conjunction with a Netherlands- based company, will debut "Divorce Hotel" ...
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Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce

Parenting demands patience and responsibility no matter what the circumstance may be, but parenting during and after a divorce can add to these difficulties. Every situation is unique, and as parent ...
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Planning for Divorce

As school has settled back in and the holiday breaks are approaching, some couples now have more opportunity and time to handle relationship decisions that they may have been putting off. An article ...
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Handling The Present for a Better Future

Going through a divorce unleashes a range of emotions. Hurt, confusion, and anger are just a few that can surface, but it is important to realize that even these feelings can and will pass. The ...
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Divorce & Social Media

As a result of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, one's private life can easily become public domain. This is a downfall of social media in general, but it can be especially devastating to parties ...
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Words of Encouragement When Going Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be very emotional and difficult. It is just as important to understand how to handle it emotionally as it is to seek out advice for financial matters. Having the support of ...
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