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Posts tagged "Family Law"

How do a child's special needs affect custody decisions?

As readers of this Mobile, Alabama, blog probably recognize, our law firm frequently assists children who have special educational needs. These needs may require that the child attend a particular school and have access to particular services both during the school day and on their own time.

Child support for special needs children

As our Mobile, Alabama, readers know, one of the focuses of this blog is special education law. As the name implies, a child will ordinarily qualify for some sort of special education when he or she has unique physical, emotional, or intellectual needs that require a tailored plan in for the child to succeed in school.

Alabama Code addresses the issue of alimony

When couples in Alabama go through a divorce, one of the issues they will face is that of alimony. One spouse may truly believe they need support, but the other spouse may not be eager to make monthly payments to their ex. However, Alabama Code recognizes that some spouses need to be awarded rehabilitative or periodic alimony to preserve as much of their standard of living as possible. However, the court also doesn't want to impose an undue financial hardship on the paying spouse.

What happens if one fails to pay child support in Alabama?

In Alabama, both of a child's parents are responsible for meeting the child's financial needs. When parents are no longer in a relationship with one another, the custodial parent meets the child's financial needs by having the child in their physical care. The noncustodial parent meets the child's financial needs through the payment of child support.


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