Decatur Divorce Lawyers
Providing Proven Results in Morgan County, AL
Divorce can be a stressful, contentious, and painful process, especially when children or a significant number of assets are involved. If you are thinking about divorce, it is in your best interests to understand the process and your legal options, then obtain trusted legal counsel to guide you through all the necessary decisions and procedures that must be made.
At White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC, you can work with a legal team that has represented hundreds of individuals in all types of Morgan County divorce cases since 1998. Our Decatur divorce attorneys have a vast familiarity with Alabama law and the procedures that will attend any type of divorce, whether contested or uncontested. Aside from being experienced trial lawyers who can competently represent you in court, we also provide mediation services for the mandatory divorce mediation which is required in Morgan County.
Divorcing? Phone White, Oakes, Griffith & Iverson, LLC at (256) 445-9379 to arrange for a consultation about your case.
Divorce Laws in Alabama
Alabama has adopted “no-fault divorces,” meaning that neither spouse needs to prove that the other is the cause for the dissolution of the marriage. A spouse may file for divorce based on either incompatibility or irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. While fault-based divorces are still available, these cases are often more complicated.
Uncontested v. Contested Divorce in AL
There are two types of divorce in the state: contested and uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, both parties are in agreement on all relevant issues such as child custody and support, the division of marital property, and more. This type of divorce is faster, easier, and less expensive than one that must be mediated and/or tried in court.
On the other hand, a contested divorce means that the spouses cannot agree on one or more key issues in order to terminate their marriage. When a couple cannot find an agreement—despite both having legal counsel—they must seek a resolution through court litigation, which can make the divorce process longer and more expensive.
Ready to Help You Start a New Chapter in Life
In any divorce proceeding, all issues must be resolved, such as the distribution of marital property and debts, child custody, child support, and alimony. Our legal team will do everything possible to help you and your spouse reach mutual decisions as calmly and rationally as possible. We will also strongly advocate on your behalf in protecting your legal and parental rights in court, if necessary. Our goal is to ensure that your best interests are pursued and protected.