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Divorce Settlement - The Alabama Law Group

What Should I Ask For In a Divorce Settlement?

Creating a divorce settlement that leaves both you and your ex-spouse happy and secure is a delicate balance between the wants and needs of both parties. Compromise may be the last thing on earth you want to do, but a fair and equitable divorce settlement will save you time, energy, and frustration in the years …

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Child Support - The Alabama Law Group

Do I Have To Pay Child Support If I Don’t Have A Job?

If you are going through a divorce and have children, you and your spouse will have to agree on a child support arrangement, including who has to pay and how much the monthly responsibility will be. But what if you don’t have an income source and can’t afford child support? Will you still be required …

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Can I Legally Prevent My Children From Seeing Their Other Parent?

When a couple with kids separates, it is the advice of the majority of the legal realm to do whatever you can to keep the children outside of the fight, and visitation is a large part of that effort. If a divorce begins on ugly terms, it can be extremely difficult for either parent to …

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support with Shared or Joint Custody?

Joint custody refers to the shared physical and/or legal custody of a child after the parents separate or divorce. In such cases, parents share in the daily responsibilities of raising the child(ren), including financial obligations. So, in short, the answer to this question is yes. Joint or shared custody doesn’t negate a child support obligation. Even …

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Foreign & Out-Of-State Child Support Orders

There are mechanisms in place that allow enforcement of child support orders of another state, called foreign orders/out-of-state child support orders, without registering the order. The party seeking to enforce the order would send specified information, including a certified copy of the order, to the proper support agency in Alabama. The agency will review and …

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I Can’t Afford My Child Support Payments. What Can I Do?

While child support payments or orders are commonly violated – just forty-three percent of parents who are owed child support actually receive it – the consequences are severe. Parents who are unable to pay child support can face orders from wage garnishment to imprisonment, depending on the extent to which they neglected the child support …

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Paternity & Child Support in Alabama

When couples are unmarried, establishing paternity often becomes a factor determining the obligations and rights of both parents, including child support. Sometimes, a mother does not want to give the father contact, sometimes a father refuses to acknowledge the child. Once it’s established, both parents have equal rights and obligations to the child. This means …

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Alabama Child Support Guidelines: What You Need To Know

Alabama Child Support Guidelines: Parents who are divorcing or, in some cases, parents who have actually never married their children’s other parent and are separating should understand child support obligations. Both parents, regardless of their marital status, have a legal responsibility to support their children financially. The AL Child Support Guidelines provide very clear instructions for determining the financial …

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Calculating Child Support in Alabama: Facts and Figures

Calculating Child Support: People are familiar with child support and the obligation of both parents to contribute to the support of their child or children. What many people do not realize is that child support was designed toward the end of giving children, not the custodial parent, a standard of living equal to or better …

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