New Beginnings Family Law Blog

What Documents Should You Bring To Your Initial Consultation?

Deciding when or if to initiate a divorce proceeding is often an extremely difficult decision to make that can leave you feeling overwhelmed or confused. Taking the first step to…

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Steps For Woman Facing a Divorce

I talk with women facing divorce on a daily basis and the emotions they are dealing with are all over the board. But one thing in common is that almost…

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Can Your Spouse Claim Military Retirement Benefits In a Divorce?

 Particularly here in the North Alabama area, many people frequently ask whether their spouse has a claim to their military retirement benefits or whether they are entitled to any…

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Can Your Spouse Claim Retirement Benefits in a Divorce?

 Potential clients and clients routinely ask whether their spouse has a claim to their retirement benefits or whether they are entitled to any portion of their spouse’s retirement benefits.…

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Common Alabama Divorce Mistakes Men Make

 There are many common mistakes men make while navigating through the divorce process. The first common mistake made by men is moving out of the family home. While it…

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How to Survive the Holidays During a Divorce

 While navigating the holidays during a divorce can be challenging, there are a few tips that are common for all parties involved. First, make new family traditions. Everything changes…

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Can You Take Your Spouse’s Name Off Our Joint Checking Account

The answer to this can be tricky and require a fact-intensive inquiry. A party may remove their soon-to-be-ex spouse’s name off a joint checking account so long as the Court…

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Does Alabama Require Separation Before Divorce?

 Yes. Before a divorce can be finalized, there must be a marital separation. Such a separation does not necessarily mean a physical separation of the parties; rather marital separation…

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Things That Might Happen If You Don’t File a Divorce Correctly?

 There is a multitude of consequences that could occur from a divorce not being filed correctly. For instance, a judge could deny the Agreement entered by the parties forcing…

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How To Co-Parent During The Holidays?

 Communication, while a divorce is pending during the holidays, is key. Both parties should strive to inform the other of any and all plans to celebrate the holiday season,…

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