Like most other states, Alabama has Child Support Guidelines which courts throughout the state use when determining how much child support each parent should pay.
Like other states, Alabama has a process in which a Mobile resident who is a victim of domestic abuse can go and get assistance from a local court.
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.
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.
There is some anecdotal evidence floating around in Mobile, Alabama, and the rest of the country which suggests that January is "Divorce Month," with lots of couples going to the courthouse to ask for a divorce or a legal separation.
A previous post on this blog talked about what factors judges in Mobile, Alabama, use to determine whether to award alimony to one spouse in the event of a divorce and, if so, how much alimony to award.
Even Mobile couples who are of modest means are likely to own a home during the course of their marriage. As a result, should these couples face divorce or legal separation, they will have to figure out how to divide the home between themselves according to Alabama family law.
Divorce is one of the more difficult endeavors you'll go through in your life. Feelings of anger, remorse, dread, regret and confusion are normal and valid. Allow yourself to feel these emotions when they come -- but don't allow yourself to drown in them.
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.
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.