Blog Posts in 2015

  • U.S. Supreme Court Comes to a Historic Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Laws

    || 28-Jul-2015

    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court came to a close vote of 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, requiring all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. Not only that, but all states are now mandated by law to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite what the state’s previous view on the issue has been. This directly affects 14 states where a ban on same-sex marriage ...
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  • How is child support determined?

    || 30-Mar-2015

    If you are part of a paternity case or going through a divorce where children are involved you will likely be forced to pay child support unless you are awarded sole physical custody. In Alabama, courts adhere to what is known as the “Income Shares Model” of determining how much you will be asked to pay in child support. This policy revolves around the belief that a child should ...
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  • What's the difference between contested & uncontested divorce?

    || 16-Mar-2015

    There are generally two types of divorce : an uncontested divorce is usually faster and cheaper and is sometimes known as a no-fault divorce. In this case, both spouses come to an agreement on the important issues of property division, alimony, and child custody before the divorce is filed. In an uncontested divorce, just as it sounds, both spouses can reach an agreement without dispute. To obtain ...
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