For most people, the month of January is about new beginnings. It is a time to set and start new goals; it is a time to really figure out how to better one's life. For some people in Alabama, that may mean making a change in their family dynamic by filing for divorce.
It would be nice to believe that every parent is good to their children. That, when with either parent, a child is in a safe place. Unfortunately, that is not the case. When going through a divorce or when separating from a significant other and there are concerns about a child's safety, Alabama residents can fight for child custody arrangements that ensure their children are in a good living situation.
Depending on the couple, one of the more challenging aspects of divorce can be the division of property and assets. If you're contemplating divorce, you may be wondering about how that's determined and what might happen.
Dividing assets when ending one's marriage can prove to be a difficult task. Not all couples can agree on what is best. For example, one thing Alabama couples who are going through the divorce process may struggle with is trying to decide what to do with the marital home.
Due to economic concerns, many divorcing couples in Alabama and elsewhere continue to live together during the dissolution process. Some even continue living together for a little bit after divorce. While this type of living situation certainly does not make moving on in life easy, it is possible to survive it if the right ground rules are set.