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Why is Visitation not an Obligation, in Mobile, AL?

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I see it all the time. Mostly dads, unfortunately, not exercising their visitation rights to their children. Alabama Law is clear on the subject. Visitation is a right, not an obligation. Why is that? If you are a single parent, you know how difficult raising children can be when there’s only one adult at home. […]

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Transitioning After Divorce in Mobile, Alabama

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In my experience, divorce clients, because they are human beings, begin the divorce process with the idea that, once they have an agreement, or the judge issues a final order, their divorce will be over. In some cases, that may be true. However, especially when children are involved, nothing could be further from the truth. […]

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What does adoption mean in Mobile, Alabama

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In the early 1980’s, my grandparents, Emerson and Lois McBay, with whom I had lived most of my life at the time, adopted me and I became their son. I am thankful to have had them as grandparents and parents, as they both passed on many years ago. The fact of my adoption is part […]

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Back to School after Divorce in Mobile, AL

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I have my boys a substantial amount of time in the summer. We settle into a routine. I work, they play. They hang out with their little sister and their stepmom, we have discussions about manners and how being respectful goes a long way. I try to compress 9 months of fathering into 30 days. […]

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Who Do You Trust in Mobile, Alabama?

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I frequent the Pita Pit on Dauphin Street for lunch. It’s quick. I like the food. The price is reasonable. I order the exact same thing every time. There are two very nice young ladies who work there and they know me…well, they kind of know me. When I walk through the door, at least […]

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Divorce Mediation in Mobile, AL

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When I was defending physicians, hospitals, and nurses in South Georgia with Hall, Booth, Smith, P.C., many years ago, I had the pleasure to work under the tutelage of one Anthony Rowell, Esq.  We called him “Ol’ Tone.” Ole Tone had battled for the insurance companies for what seemed like a millenia and he reminded […]

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Relocating children-Part Deux, in Mobile, AL

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I recently published some advice on what to do if you are the custodial parent and you want to change the principal residence of your minor child. This begs the question, “What if you are the non-custodial parent and you receive notice of a proposed change?” The folks in Montgomery have given us the Alabama […]

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How do I relocate with my children after Divorce in Mobile, AL?

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So, you are finally divorced and were awarded custody of your minor children.  You’re not from Mobile and you just want to get the hell out of town, because, guess what, your ex-spouse is from Mobile.  His/her whole family is here.  You can’t go to the Publix/Wal-Mart/Winn Dixie, or the mall without running into a […]

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A Custody Dispute Killed Bill in Mobile, AL

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As a young, single man who loved watching the “true crime” shows back in the day, I always marveled at why someone would kill a spouse. You know you’re going to be the prime suspect…why do it? Why not just divorce someone? Sometimes, it seems that divorce is just not good enough for some folks. […]

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Prenuptial Agreements as Preventive Medicine

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Let’s address the Negative Nancies out there first. Engaging in the process of a prenuptial agreement does not mean that you don’t fully believe in a lifetime commitment to love, honor and cherish, alright? In order to be enforceable in Alabama, parties to a prenuptial agreement must fully disclose their net worth with each other. […]

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