DIVORCE LAWYER IN BIRMINGHAM
Are You Preparing for a Divorce?
Navigating a divorce can easily become more complicated than you expected. Apart from the emotional aspects of ending a marriage, there may be many critical matters to resolve, such as those involving your children or any significant assets you share with your spouse. The good news is that Ingram Law can provide you with a fresh start and a new outlook on the future.
Joe Ingram will work efficiently to resolve your matter in the most positive, affordable manner possible. Mediation is a collaborative divorce service and is a fresh approach to resolving all marital issues before trial for a more affordable outcome. All parties agree to sit down and mediate the case if possible. Going to trial is viewed as a last resort, even when it remains a viable possibility.
Grounds for Divorce and Proceedings
Alabama imposes a number of laws and procedural requirements for couples seeking a divorce. First, they must satisfy a residency requirement. Either the defendant must live in Alabama, or the filing party must have resided within the state for a minimum of six months before initiating the divorce proceeding. The party filing for divorce is technically known as the plaintiff, and the non-filing spouse is referred to as the defendant.
Alabama recognizes three no-fault grounds for seeking divorce:
- An incompatibility of temperament that prevents the parties from continuing cohabitation
- An irretrievable breakdown that is not reconcilable, and further attempts would be futile or against the family’s best interests
- Voluntary abandonment for one year preceding the initiation of the action
There are also different fault-based reasons for seeking a divorce, such as the imprisonment of one spouse, adultery, alcoholism or drug addiction, and domestic violence or abuse.
Get the Expert Guidance You Need
When going through a divorce, the number of decisions to be made can be overwhelming, and emotions can often get in the way of clear reasoning. Joe Ingram understands the sensitivity of this atmosphere and can be the level-headed voice you need.
There are a number of important familial issues that may be critical to a divorce proceeding, including spousal support, child custody, and child support. When devising a child custody arrangement, for example, a court will examine a variety of factors to determine the best interests of the child. It is presumed that both parents will continue to play a meaningful role in the child’s life. These are situations in which an attorney like Joe Ingram can be influential in minimizing the impact of divorce on your life and your family’s life for years to come.
In some cases, a spouse may attempt to hide assets. Ingram Law LLC will conduct a complete search for all marital assets. On some occasions, once a divorce is filed, a spouse may try to dilute or waste assets of the marriage. If this is the case, a TRO (temporary restraining order) to protect the assets of the marriage will be filed. Joe has often seen that having a financial expert can facilitate a positive outcome for a case. A financial expert will testify to the value of stock or other marital assets, which can make a huge difference in the outcome of the divorce.
Whether you are contemplating filing for a divorce, establishing child support, seeking modification in your alimony, or dividing up personal property, you need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney you can trust to provide sound advice. Joe Ingram knows that each case is unique and will meet with you to decide what may be the best course of action.
Mr. Ingram has the experience and knowledge in family law matters to develop the most beneficial legal strategies for your case in order to achieve ideal results. If you are an Alabama resident looking at the process of dissolving a marriage, speak with attorney Joe Ingram today at 205-335-2640. He is conveniently located at 3 Office Park Circle Suite 230, Birmingham, AL 35223, or you can contact him online to schedule a FREE initial confidential consultation to discuss your case and the legal options that may be available to you.