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Child Support Belongs to Children

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Following up on my discussion of the difference between legal and physical custody, the next natural topic is support.  Every final order of divorce should address the custody and support of the children of the marriage.  If you share 50/50 physical custody, then support is not an issue because the physical custodian is presumed to […]

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Military Retirement and Divorce

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Regularly, I counsel servicemembers on the effects of divorce on their military retirement.  Yesterday, as I manned a telephone at Channel 15’s Law Day Help Line, the issue came up again.  Many are under the mistaken belief that, after ten years of marriage, their estranged spouse is entitled to half! (think Eddie Murphy) of their […]

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Legal Separation in Mobile, Alabama

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Legal separation in Alabama is like a divorce without divorcing.  Confused?  When you come to the point that you can no longer live with one another, you have some options as to how to go about your separate ways.  Whether or not you anticipate getting back together, legal separation is an option by which one, […]

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Confessing to Illegal Possession of Drugs

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More than once last week, I observed cases in the District Court in which the Defendant was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.  These cases, in many instances were based on admissions by the Defendant. If you find yourself in a situation  where Mobile’s Finest find drugs or other contraband in the vehicle with […]

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Document, Record, Journal

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While it is relatively easy these days to record and post the daily wonderful goings-on of your fun-filled life through social media, some may find it difficult to note the negative.  Not that there aren’t plenty of folks spewing negativity on the internet; this type of negative posting is, often times, just as exaggerated as […]

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There’s no substitute for planning and preparation.

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My time with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) exposed me to some pretty unique experiences.  I also learned a great deal from observing, and sometimes participating in operational planning.  One of the more useful and simple planning and preparation frameworks was known as PACE. In planning and preparing for any undertaking, every effort was […]

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“Equitable” does not mean “Equal.”

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Once you decide to divorce, one of the decision points is whether to agree on how to divide your stuff. I’ve seen divorce mediations fail over who got popcorn machine. If you can’t agree, the trial court decides for you. I promise, the Judge does not have the same emotional attachment to your stuff that […]

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For the Dads: Paternity Deception

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Paternity deception hurts everyone involved.  God bless the men out there who are willing to step in and take the place of an absent father.  Without getting into the science, there are those who hold the opinion that the act of caring and providing for the children of another is not a natural act for […]

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There are Advantages to Being the Plaintiff

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I’ll say it again.  Do everything you can to stay married.  Divorce hurts.  Divorce is expensive.  Sometimes, however, divorce is necessary.  When divorce becomes necessary, It is better to beat your spouse to the Mobile County, Alabama Courthouse. Firing the first volley gives you the advantage of surprise, even if they know the complaint is […]

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