The Alabama Family Law Blog is published by Michael Sherman LLC. This blog covers alimony, chid custody, child support, common law marriage, divorce, domestic violence, grandparent visitation, marriage, prenuptial agreements, and visitation.
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Seems ironic that a divorce lawyer might offer marriage advice. When the Minister of Education at my church asked me to teach Sunday School to the Newlyweds, I gave him a hard time about bringing in a divorce lawyer to teach to these young married couples. But, I really don’t know...
I am finishing up work on my new book about divorce in Alabama. The working title is The Practical Guide to a Civilized Alabama Divorce. And, I am asking for my readers' help. The graphic design team that is doing the cover just sent me 6 samples of covers. Since most of the...
I get a lot of questions about prenuptial agreements. Usually the questions are about whether they are enforceable under Alabama divorce law (they are if certain requirements are met) and whether and why to have a prenup. I recently came across a nice blog dedicated to prenuptial...
I came across this story today in which men and women who had gone through a divorce reveal some of the lessons they have learned about dating after divorce. I thought some of the readers of my Alabama Family Law blog might benefit from their insight. Here is the women's views on the subject. ...
Compulsive shopping is a serious affliction that has an effect upon thousands and can lead to serious problems including divorce. Someone recently brought an article to my attention on this subject that can be found at a NBC affiliates' website. The article states the following...
I recently came across an article in the internet by Samantha Change, the Executive Editor of theimproper.com. The article discussed the financial hardship that women in particular have as a result of divorce. One of the things that Samantha emphasizes is the importance of women being...
I recently came across a story in the International Herald Tribune story which described how an ex-wife of health company mogul, Mark Hughes, testified that she hired Anthony Pellicano, a private investigator, during the couple’s divorce case, but did not authorize him to use a wiretap on the...
According to a report from the Pentagon, the rate of divorce among members of the armed forces held steady in 2007, at 3.3 percent. Considering that marriages can be under considerable stress due to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this can be somewhat surprising. Some veterans have questioned if the...
I am frequently asked by prospective divorce clients if I will be aggressive... or a pit bull... or a shark. They phrase it differently. But, many folks facing divorce think that what they need is the most aggressive divorce lawyer in Alabama (or whatever jurisdiction they happen to be...
Teenagers often try to distance themselves from parents; however, after a divorce, the split between a father and his children can be much wider. Researchers at Penn State University recently conducted a study in which they looked at interviews of high school students before and after a period of...