Family Law

New Alabama law raises questions about child support payments for college

As covered in previous articles by the Birmingham divorce attorneys at Parkman White, LLP, the Alabama Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision in Christopher v. Christopher, which overturned a well-established 24 year old legal precedent within Alabama.  Prior to the opinion in Christopher, which was released on October 4, 2013, non-custodial parents in Alabama…

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College Payments Can No Longer be Judicially Forced

For over 20 years in the State of Alabama, post-minority “child support” through the payment of college tuition and expenses could be ordered against a non-custodial parent as a form of child support. This rule came into effect in the late 1980’s with the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling in Bayliss, which became one of the…

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When Your Inheritance Becomes Our Money

When parties file for divorce, courts consider the current financial situation of both husband and wife, including whether they are working, and any assets that they may have. This is because, if a divorce is granted, courts will attempt to divide the assets of the marriage (known as the marital estate) between the two parties…

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Yeah! Usher Emerges Victorious From Custody Battle

The Pop Star’s Divorce Lawyer Took It Nice & Slow             Usher, a highly successful pop icon who has been the subject of recent headlines involving a custody dispute with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, got a ruling Friday that will enable him to retain custody of his child, Usher V.…

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Leaving the Marital Home When Children Are Involved

The divorce attorneys at the Birmingham firm of Parkman and White, LLC often have divorce and child custody cases where one parent moves out of the marital home, where the children reside, at the request of the other. These requests can take the form of asking for time to breathe, time apart, or other similar…

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Divorce and Objects with Emotional Value

It is common knowledge that, when two people are getting divorced, assets will be split. This includes both larger items (house, car, other property), liquid assets (bank accounts, retirement accounts), but also items that are more difficult to value. Items with “sentimental value” are considered those that don’t give an economic advantage, but instead they…

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Facebook Status: Divorced

In the recent weeks, our Birmingham divorce attorneys have had several clients embroiled in Alabama divorce cases, which seem to have been caused by social media, primarily Facebook.  This popular social media website allows users to “friend” others and engage in private online communication with members of the opposite sex.  The Facebook site even suggests…

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Sex Forgives Adultery

If you find out your spouse has cheated on you, and you want to use that as grounds for a divorce, its probably not in your best interest to have any more intimate encounters.  The divorce attorneys at Parkman White, LLP often counsel clients considering divorce due to their spouse’s infidelity.  It is not uncommon…

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Child Support 411

Child support is a sensitive issue. Every parent, even after a divorce, wants to make sure his or her child is cared for and has the proper finances to do so. By Statute Alabama has enacted straightforward legislation about child support payments post divorce. Attorneys play a vital role by getting all the information and…

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