As covered in previous articles by the Birmingham divorce attorneys at Boles Holmes White, the Alabama Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision in Christopher v. Christopher, which overturned a well-established 24 year old legal precedent within Alabama.
For over 20 years in the State of Alabama, post-minority “child support” through the payment of college tuition and expenses could be ordered against a non-custodial parent as a form of child support.
When parties file for divorce, courts consider the current financial situation of both husband and wife, including whether they are working, and any assets that they may have. This is because, if a divorce is granted, courts will attempt to divide the assets of the marriage (known as the marital estate) between the two parties in an effort to ensure that both can continue to life the lifestyle they are accustomed to after the divorce becomes final.
The Pop Star’s Divorce Lawyer Took It Nice & Slow. Usher, a highly successful pop icon who has been the subject of recent headlines involving a custody dispute with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, got a ruling Friday that will enable him to retain custody of his child, Usher V.
The divorce attorneys at the Birmingham firm of Boles Holmes White, LLC often have divorce and child custody cases where one parent moves out of the marital home, where the children reside, at the request of the other. These requests can take the form of asking for time to breathe, time apart, or other similar issues. However, leaving the marital home prior to initiating a divorce proceeding can have significant legal consequences.
It is common knowledge that, when two people are getting divorced, assets will be split. This includes both larger items (house, car, other property), liquid assets (bank accounts, retirement accounts), but also items that are more difficult to value. Items with “sentimental value” are considered those that don’t give an economic advantage, but instead they have value because of emotional attachment.
In the recent weeks, our Birmingham divorce attorneys have had several clients embroiled in Alabama divorce cases, which seem to have been caused by social media, primarily Facebook. This popular social media website allows users to “friend” others and engage in private online communication with members of the opposite sex.
If you find out your spouse has cheated on you, and you want to use that as grounds for a divorce, its probably not in your best interest to have any more intimate encounters. The divorce attorneys at Boles Holmes White often counsel clients considering divorce due to their spouse’s infidelity. It is not uncommon for the couple to try to work through their problems before finding it is too difficult and deciding to proceed with the divorce.
Child support is a sensitive issue. Every parent, even after a divorce, wants to make sure his or her child is cared for and has the proper finances to do so.