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Turning to a trusted friend may be helpful in divorce

Going through a divorce is no easier for Alabama residents than it is for anyone else throughout the nation. In fact, sometimes, such situations get downright nasty, especially if spouses disagree about important matters, such as child custody, marital property or spousal support. Some say that turning to close friends for support can be very helpful.

What can be done when divorce seems so unfair?

Just as no two wedding days in Alabama are exactly alike, the same goes for the process of getting a divorce. It's an intensely personal issue, which always has consequences, some more negative than others. One common thread in many divorce proceedings is a sense that the situation seems so unfair. These feelings may stem from emotional issues or more tangible matters, such as child custody arrangements or financial agreements.

Woman starts company to help others navigate divorce

Marriage isn't always easy; in fact, some problems seem insurmountable, prompting spouses to sever their ties. Some say fewer people in Alabama and throughout the nation are filing for divorce these days. Nevertheless, many people who do choose this route as the most viable option often find themselves facing several challenges as they adapt to new lifestyles.

New style of post-divorce parenting catching on

Many Alabama residents will be among those throughout the nation who decide to end their marriages this year. Divorce is seldom without its challenges, even if communication between former spouses remains amicable through the process. If children are involved, emotions are usually intensified, and parents generally want to try to cooperate to preserve their best interests.

Woman says her almost-ex spouse died before divorce was final

Some readers in Alabama may relate to the circumstances of a woman in another state. She was in the midst of divorce proceedings when her husband unexpectedly passed away. The 27-year-old said she wasn't sure what to do or even how to feel as a woman who wanted to be divorced but instead became a widow.

Larry Herbert's wife was shocked he filed for divorce

Creator of color communications system, Pantone, Larry Herbert is in the news for something quite other than his color systems products. It appears he has filed for divorce from his wife of several decades. Sources say she is shocked and greatly saddened by the news. Some couples in Alabama may be navigating similar circumstances.

Tips for Alabama parents who divorce

Very few Alabama residents who sever their marital ties plan on attending regular outings with their former spouses. In another state, however, the law actually requires parents of minor children who divorce to take a parenting class together. For those who still get along fairly well with the other parent, this should pose no problem. However, what about those who can barely stand to be in the same room without arguing?

Issues often indicative of divorce

Many people in Alabama can think back on their childhoods to make-believe situations where they pretended to be able to predict the future. Once adulthood arrives, however, most people realize that such games truly are for children; in real life, there's no way to know what will happen tomorrow, next week or years from now. Sometimes, though, there are certain issues, experiences or behaviors that serve as signs that trouble lies ahead -- at least where marriage and divorce is concerned.

Worried about child custody decisions in divorce?

Many cases in Alabama courts pertain to children. One particular area of family law where this is prevalent is divorce. It's very common for parents who no longer wish to remain married to face challenging issues regarding child custody, visitation and financial support. Decisions regarding where children will live, who will pay for their education, medical bills, and other expenses such as where the kids will spend birthdays and other holidays are of paramount importance when striving to move forward to a new and happy lifestyle.

Will dating during Alabama divorce proceedings affect outcome?

Not every Alabama marriage lasts a lifetime. In fact, spouses often file for divorce for a wide variety of reasons. Some say their partners no longer listen to them. Others say they have simply grown apart. Then, there are those who claim their spouses have been unfaithful. 

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