Category Archives: Divorce Law

How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in Alabama

How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in Alabama? Our divorce lawyers in Montgomery, Birmingham, or anywhere else across the State of Alabama currently charge $290 in attorney fees for an uncontested divorce with no minor children of the marriage and $390 with minor children. There is also a filing fee that is charged for […] The post How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost in Alabama appeared first on Harris Firm... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What Legal Issues Are Involved in a Gray Divorce?

Today, the divorce rate in America is on a steady decline. In large part, this decline is due to the fact that many young Americans are not pursuing divorce. However, among elderly Americans, the divorce rate has been rising over the past few decades. According to the Pew Research Center, divorce has doubled among Americans over the age of 50 since 1990. If you believe that a gray divorce is the right choice for you, it is time to speak with an attorney you can trust.  Important Aspects of Your Divorce  When divorcing as an older American, it is especially important to ensure that your financial future will remain intact. Below are a few of the most important criteria to consider as you navigate the divorce process: Your Retirement Plan: As your divorce is finalized, one of the most important aspects you and your legal team need to focus on is how your retirement accounts and/or pensions will be affected. Your retirement benefits and finances may be at….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Woman Tries to Remove Waiting Period for Spouses Divorcing Due to Domestic Violence

In North Carolina, a law that imposes a cooling off period can present a difficult problem if one spouse is being battered. Recently, Woman’s Day ran a piece about domestic violence and the difficulties of being an abused spouse who needs to get a North Carolina divorce. The article led off with the story of a 33-year-old woman who had enough proof of her estranged spouse’s violence to warrant getting a restraining order. Her proof included bruises. Yet, because she lives in North Carolina, she was subject to the state’s cooling off period of one year and one day from the date of separation before obtaining a divorce. During the year and day, she had to keep paying for her husband’s health insurance until she couldn’t afford it. She suffered various health problems and needed a medical leave, during which time she lost her health coverage. When she returned to the job, she discovered that her spouse (who was also a former coworker) had been….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Facebook: Prevents or Causes Marital Infidelity?

Social media has provided strong manifestations that resulted to taking steps into infidelity. According to the information gathered and analyzed by Mckinley Irvin, a Pacific Northwest family law firm, 1 out of 3 divorces has online affairs as the reason. The director of the Social Media Graduate Program at the University of Florida, Andrew Selepak said that social media makes cheating easier because the people have the tools to get in touch with the people from their past. This normally occurs when an old flame posts something on their profile such as their photo and it will pop out of the timeline of people, or normally, Facebook, through its algorithm, will suggest a person to become friends with “someone you may know.” Facebook is considered the “Tinder” of past significant others, or people one  briefly dated, according to Selepak.  However, social media also makes getting caught easier. Photos, posts, and messages leave a trail….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Divorce & Advice for Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence involves physical harm or threats to harm someone who is an intimate partner, a family member, a current or former household member, or someone who is closely related through blood or marriage. However, under California law, domestic violence is far more than hitting or beating someone. It includes various types of bullying behaviors, which cause intimidation and fear for one’s safety. Domestic violence includes the following behaviors: Sexual assault Stalking Harassing Animal abuse (family pets) Destroying property Scaring or threatening someone Keeping someone from coming or going Controlling, belittling and manipulating Threatening to hurt someone Physically injuring someone Intentionally or recklessly inflicting physical harm If your husband or wife is abusing you or your children, it’s critical that you file for divorce, but sinceleaving is the most dangerous time for domestic violence victims, you do not want to do it….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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