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  • $182,000 Retirement Account Split Equally
    $182,000 Retirement Account Split Equally

    Have you contributed to a retirement account prior to your marriage? Are you concerned that after you are married that your retirement account will be divided equally? It is important to keep records ...

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  • Retirement Account Division After Divorce
    Retirement Account Division After Divorce

    The parties were married in divorced in 2003. As a part of the divorce agreement the wife was awarded a percentage of the husband's retirement account. The agreement was silent as to whom was supposed ...

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  • Child Custody Case Upheld in Shelby County, Alabama
    Child Custody Case Upheld in Shelby County, Alabama

    Often parties will reach a divorce agreement in which parties will have joint custody of the minor child. However, there will be language in the agreement in which one parent may be the “tiebreaker” ...

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  • Court Reverses Case Alimony was insufficient for Wife's  Standard of Living
    Court Reverses Case Alimony was insufficient for Wife's Standard of Living

    Divorce cases are never easy. Especially when parties have been married for more than 20 years and have spent the better part of the marriage building a life and acquiring assets. This is a good case ...

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  • COURT OF CIVIL APPEAL DENIES COMMON LAW MARRIAGE
    COURT OF CIVIL APPEAL DENIES COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

    In the case of Ex parte Enriquez , this is a case in which the Wife claimed they were common law married. The parties were married and originally divorced in 2006. The Wife in 2014 filed a Rule 60(b) ...

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  • Divorce Judgment Dismissed
    Divorce Judgment Dismissed

    As in many cases one party may file a complaint and the defendant does not file an answer within 30 days. If the defendant does not file an answer in time, the plaintiff will file for a default ...

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