Alabama Divorce Attorney
The divorce rate is approaching 50% of all marriages nationally, and Alabama has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. Divorce is simply a fact in our modern society, and while the dissolution of any marriage is not easy and carries an emotional toll, it does not have to be a high-conflict battle or end in anger and resentment toward a former spouse. The Law Office of Ginger Poynter maintains an active family law practice in Mobile and Baldwin County. Attorney Ginger Poynter can help you through the difficult process of ending a marriage while ensuring that your rights and interests are protected along the way. Whether negotiating an amicable settlement or litigating contested issues, we are here to provide compassionate and practical legal advice and effective representation.
Types of Divorce in Alabama
An Alabama divorce can be contested or uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, the divorcing couple come to an agreement on any issues to be decided in the divorce, such as the division of marital property, any payment of alimony, and child custody and support. Our office can assist you in an uncontested divorce by preparing and submitting all necessary legal documents to the court to finalize the divorce, and making sure you fully understand and are comfortable with the terms of the divorce you are agreeing to.
In a contested divorce, there is some amount of disagreement regarding how one or more issues should be decided. A contested divorce does not have to be hostile or acrimonious; this depends upon the feelings of the parties and how they conduct themselves. Yet regardless of whether you are in an honest disagreement or a bitter feud, it is essential that you are represented by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who can walk you through the process and represent your interests at every step. Attorney Ginger Poynter can advise and represent you in all of the following areas:
Another distinction among divorce in Alabama is that the divorce may be based on the fault of one of the spouses, according to one of several statutory grounds such as adultery, drug or alcohol addiction, domestic violence or abandonment, or the divorce may be based on the no-fault ground that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage due to incompatibility or some reason that does not place blame on either spouse. No-fault divorce is most common in Alabama and elsewhere. In a fault-based divorce, one person’s guilt or misconduct can play a role in the decision to award alimony or the division of marital property, and the assistance of an attorney is critical to proving or defending fault allegations. Even in a no-fault divorce, however, it is still crucial to obtain experienced legal representation to ensure that all matters are decided in your best interest.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation in Your Alabama Divorce
If you are considering a divorce in Alabama, or if you have been served with divorce papers in Mobile or Baldwin County, call the Law Office of Ginger Poynter for practical advice and effective representation that protects your rights and promotes your best interests.