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How Is Child Support Calculated In Alabama

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

If you are considering a divorce in Alabama with children involved or are involved in a paternity case, child support is probably already an issue.  The state of Alabama recognizes that both parents, whether married or not, have a legal obligation to support their children. Fortunately, the rules are specific about who has to… Read More »

Alabama’s Stand Your Ground Law

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Each state is responsible for enacting its own self-defense laws. Typically, the law states that an individual has one of three duties in regards to their right to defend themselves with the use of deadly force: a duty to retreat, a duty to retreat on certain types of property, or no duty to retreat… Read More »

How Old Does a Child Have to Be Before They Can Decide Who Should Be Their Custodial Parent? 

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

One of the most emotional, and often contentious, issues when parents separate or divorce is with whom the child will live. While Alabama law stipulates that a child custody determination must be made within the best interests of the child, what is within a child’s “best interests” is often disagreed upon. To help a… Read More »

As a Grandparent, What Visitation Rights Do I Have with My Grandchildren?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

When parents of a child divorce, separate, or die, the event can be emotionally taxing for everyone involved, including the child’s grandparents. When custody of the child is in question, grandparents may wonder whether or not they have the legal right to seek custody or visitation with their grandchild. If you are a grandparent… Read More »

How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Ex’s Child Support Obligations?

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One of the most common questions I receive, whether it be from clients or people who know me, is; “Will bankruptcy affect me receiving child support after a divorce?”.  More often than not, the question is phrased: “My ex says that he will just file bankruptcy and then he won’t have to pay me… Read More »

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