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Is your spouse hiding assets in your divorce?

Divorce is hard enough without having to worry that your spouse is concealing and converting valuable marital assets to his or her own personal property. While some attempts to hide assets are quite transparent, others are downright devious. Read on to learn ways that a dishonest ex can attempt to cheat you out of what is rightfully yours during a divorce.

4 tips for dealing with divorce during the holidays

Divorce is a complicated and stressful process, which can be made even more so during the holidays. This is especially true if you and your spouse are still working out a custody agreement and determining how you will split your child's time during the winter break. Facing the possibility of spending the holidays without your spouse or your child can be very painful.

5 Myths About Child Custody

Child custody disputes can be stressful. Unfortunately, a lot of that stress is the result of misconceptions about Alabama child custody law. Here are five of the biggest myths and the realities behind them:

New Law Grants Rights To Grandparents

Grandparents often play an important role in the lives of children. In many situations, grandparents even take over parenting duties, spending a substantial amount of time raising the child. In the midst of divorce or child custody battles, grandparents may be pushed aside. However, newly passed legislation allows Alabama grandparents to assert their rights and pursue visitation with their grandchildren.

More thoughts on joint custody, particularly for military parents

In our last post, we looked briefly at Alabama law regarding joint custody and the best interests of the child. As we noted, courts consider various factors to determine whether joint custody is best for the child, and will presume that it is when both parents agree to such an arrangement. Courts may also order joint custody, though, even when parents can’t agree, if it is best for the child.

Joint custody and the best interests of children

Child custody is probably the most important issue parents have to work through in divorce. Because of the emotional nature of dealing with the care of children, child custody disputes can be very contentious. Parents instinctively feel the need to defend their parental rights and highlight the other parent’s weaknesses and faults. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it needs to be done in the right way.

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