Divorce is unexpected and can be devastating to all parties involved. Few enter marriage with the expectation of divorce. The process, though heartbreaking, is best managed when you have proper representation on your side.

Proper representation can help alleviate the pain caused by divorce

The team at LaPlante, Merritt, Faulkner, Wilson & Clay, LLC will help you steer through the worst aspects of divorce proceedings. Our goal is to provide excellent representation during the uncertain times of a divorce.

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Divorce In alabama

Understanding the basics of divorce is essential before proceeding with your current spouse. This will help you understand the essentials of what can and cannot constitute divorce in Alabama. Alabama has both Fault and “No-Fault” divorce grounds for married couples. This means that certain acts can constitute a divorce. Along, with Fault grounds, “No-Fault” also allows for filing even without proving or accusing of any wrongdoings. 

Grounds for Fault:

  • Adultery
  • Incurable Insanity
  • Habitual Drunkenness or Addiction 
  • Other grounds

Things to know before filing for Divorce

Residency Requirements

One party must reside in the State of Alabama for at least six months prior to the filing of the motion.

Waiting Period

There is a required 30-day waiting period between when a spouse files and when the process is finalized.

Be Prepared

Before proceeding with divorce, it is advised to assess and collect all of your financial and legal documentation for when and if the proceedings go forth. This includes;

  • A list or rough estimate of all assets and liabilities
  • Tax returns
  • Financial Statements and
  • Any sort of financial documentation you think can help

If you live in Alabama and are considering filing for divorce, contact the experienced legal team at LaPlante, Merritt, Faulkner, Wilson & Clay, LLC. 

Call us at (256) 236-7354 to schedule a consultation and learn more.