Taking a child custody issue through the courts is rarely an easy process. And for parents on active military service, custody and visitation can be especially challenging. It can sometimes feel as if military service puts a parent in an unfavorable position when it comes to getting custody, but both state and federal laws provide help for military parents.
Payments made by one spouse to another after divorce goes by many names: alimony, spousal support, and spousal maintenance to name a few. Moreover, for as many names as this arrangement has, there are as many, or more, different ways it can apply in a given case. Today, we cover three types of alimony available in Alabama.
In Alabama child custody disputes, parents might hear the acronym “GAL” and wonder not only what it means, but how it will impact their custody arrangement. “GAL” refers to Guardians ad Litem, representatives assigned to children in contested custody disputes to ensure their best interests are protected.
Whether a move comes as a result of a new job or a desire for a new start, most of us would assume we are free to relocate where ever we please. However, parents who share custody or visitation need to think about how the move might impact the child custody agreement they are currently in with their ex.