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Divorcing Past the Age of 55: What Seniors Should Consider

While the overall divorce rate in the U.S. is declining, divorces among couples over 50 years old are rising. The divorce rate among older couples has doubled since 1990. Those are startling statistics and mean seniors need to understand the factors involved in “gray divorces.” Protect Yourself During a Divorce The conditions surrounding divorce change […]

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Who Gets Custody of the Pets?

How to Survive Your Divorce with Your Pet Family Intact The dissolution of a marriage is always sad as it indicates that the hopes the couple began their relationship with didn’t pan out. Many times, divorce is contentious. Some couples become so adversarial in their relationship that hurting the other becomes the primary goal. Anything […]

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Same-Sex Couples and Adoption in Alabama: A Guide

Adoption in the state of Alabama occurs when an adult legally obtains all the parental rights and responsibilities to a child under the age of 19. While Alabama’s state laws do not expressly recognize same-sex marriages, The Supreme Court’s ruling in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges formally legalized same-sex marriage and this ruling extends […]

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Stepparent Adoption in Alabama: What You Need to Know

Stepparents can play a very important role in their stepchild’s life. As families grow and change, there may come a time when you decide you want to “blend” your family and make things official by adopting your spouse’s child. There are many benefits to adopting a stepchild, such as growing the relationship with your stepchild, […]

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What You Should Know About Military Divorces

Military life is hard on those who are deployed—and their families—and it’s an unfortunate reality that marriages between military members are more likely to end in divorce. Military divorces are common, but they are also complex, especially for members deployed overseas. Here, we’ll give military members and their spouses a better understanding of the dissolution […]

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