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Guntersville, AL 35976

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Huntsville, AL 35802

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Arab, AL 35016

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Can I Date While Going Through a Divorce?

By Lana Hawkins |

A divorce should be the first step toward the next phase in your life. Divorce is a time of change, renewal, and growth. While you might be eager to move on with your life as soon as the divorce is filed, there are reasons why dating during a divorce can be detrimental to your… Read More »

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What Are the Grounds for Annulment in Alabama?

By Lana Hawkins |

Annulment is a much more comprehensive and severe legal measure as compared to divorce. A divorce dissolves or ends the marriage. An annulment declares that, for all intents and purposes, the marriage never occurred. If a party successfully annuls a marriage, then for the purposes of insurance, inheritance, and all other legal considerations, that… Read More »

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What Are the Consequences of Hiding Assets in Divorce?

By Lana Hawkins |

Divorces are often heated, emotionally-charged affairs. Spouses are often looking for any opportunity to get one over their soon-to-be-ex, such as by protecting property to which they believe they are entitled or reducing their alimony or child support obligation. Each party is required to file a statement of all known assets during their divorce… Read More »

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What Are Common Child Custody Mistakes?

By Lana Hawkins |

Child custody is one of the most important and sensitive parts of a divorce. Many people make choices during and after their divorces without realizing how these decisions might impact their child custody rights. Continue reading for a discussion of a few of the more common mistakes that parents make during and after divorce… Read More »

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Reasons to Modify Child Custody in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

In an ideal world, the final divorce decree would be the last word on the matter. You and your spouse would part, all legal and financial issues would be resolved, and the dictates of the court’s final order would carry forward. We do not, unfortunately, live in an ideal world, and circumstances change. If… Read More »

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5 Essential Steps For Estate Planning

By Lana Hawkins |

A solid estate plan is one of the important financial planning arrangements every adult must-have. Your estate is the total of your assets. Estate planning has gone beyond just a means to organize our assets or who gets them when we die. Among other advantages, it is also useful in deciding what should happen… Read More »

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How to Win Your Child Custody Case

By Lana Hawkins |

If you are going through a divorce, separation, or are otherwise fighting for custody of your kids with a co-parent, there are many ways to strengthen your case. There are also several pitfalls to avoid that could ruin your arguments for custody. Alabama family courts care first and foremost about the best interests of… Read More »

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The Cost of Divorce in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

There is no sugar-coating it: Divorce, while necessary, can be a difficult and costly affair. The more issues that you and your spouse can agree upon, the easier and cheaper the divorce process will be. If your divorce is heavily contested, however, and if it involves complex issues concerning finances, property division, and child… Read More »

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Father Child Custody Statistics

By Lana Hawkins |

Historically, there was a common stereotype that mothers always got custody of the kids in the divorce. This common belief was largely borne out in the past when women more commonly chose to forego careers in favor of homemaking. Because they were primarily responsible for child-rearing, they tended to be favored for custody. It… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Child Custody and Visitation in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

Child custody is often one of the most hotly contested issues in an Alabama divorce. Below, we provide some general advice and knowledge about how custody and visitation operate in Alabama. Reach out to an

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