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There is a common misconception that the mother of a child is most likely to be awarded custody in a divorce. In reality, there is no inherent court bias in favor of mothers over fathers when it comes to custody agreements. If you are a father, you can and should…

Congratulations Tara and Anthony Garoute & Welcome Olivia! Olivia Taylor Garoute was born on September 25, 2018 at 7:13 am, weighing 8 lbs. 7. Oz. and was 20 inches long. Mom, Tara, and dad, Anthony now have 3 girls. Olivia has 2 older sisters, Iliana (13) and Hensley (4). Iliana…

When a divorce involves children, disputes over custody are not uncommon. While many people assume that courts automatically award mothers custody, the truth is that fathers have just as much of a legal right in most cases. The courts prefer joint custody agreements that allow children to maintain relationships with…

Alimony, also called spousal support or maintenance, is financial support that is paid to one spouse during or after a divorce. Unlike child support, alimony is discretionary, and the court determines the amount. The goal of spousal support is to help both parties maintain the general lifestyle that they are…

In many cases, the best thing you can do for your kids when going through a divorce is to develop a co-parenting agreement with your former spouse. While most divorced parents understand the importance of this plan of action, it isn’t always easy to achieve. Divorce is often stressful, emotionally…

In Alabama, a couple who wishes to separate but not immediately end their marriage can file for a legal separation. A couple may choose this option for a number of reasons, including religion, insurance or property division complications, to expedite future divorce proceedings, or if they are unsure if they…

An Alabama divorce can be a quite expensive process. Just how expensive depends on a number of factors, such as the issues involved, like child custody and the composition, value, and complexity of the marital assets. Cost of Divorce in Alabama The actions taken by the other lawyer can have…

What sets us apart from our Competition? We have been in your shoes. You will receive personal attention from the attorney you select. We have an “all hands on deck philosophy.” No matter which attorney you select you will have the benefit of over 40 years of combined litigation experience…

Divorce, custody, and visitation are often complicated and emotionally charged proceedings. In this tug-of-war, children may be distant and emotionally detached. As a parent who is going through a contentious divorce or custody battle, you may wonder whether this behavior is simply a reaction to the stressful events or whether…