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Skilled And Sound Legal Advice In Alabama Divorce Proceedings

It can be daunting to approach a separation. Even the simplest divorce can come with a number of legal obstacles. But, with the help of an experienced, knowledgeable Birmingham divorce lawyer, you can avoid making the mistakes that so many others fall victim to.

Family Law attorney Richelle Gossman with Gossman Law Firm, LLC has the skill and experience you need to navigate the complex Alabama divorce process. She guides individuals with all aspect of divorce including:

Over 15 Years Of Experience

Ms. Gossman has over 15 years of legal experience helping clients with all types of family law matters. She knows the law and is no rookie in the courtroom. Let her protect your best interests and guide you toward a better tomorrow.

What Are Contested And Uncontested Divorce?

Many people thinking about divorce wonder what the differences are between a contested and uncontested divorce.

  • During an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree with all terms of the divorce and are ready to move forward.
  • A contested divorce is one where either spouse disagrees with any part of the divorce terms. Generally, these disagreements concern division of property, child custody, child support or alimony. Mediation is frequently used to help settle these issues as the divorce proceeds.

What Is The Divorce Process In Alabama?

To start the divorce process, one party, the plaintiff, files a petition with the court. The divorce papers are then served upon the other spouse, the defendant, which can occur in a number of different ways. The defendant must provide a response within a limited amount of time. This response will often contain objections that the defendant has to the allegations and can include a counterpetition.

If the parties are then not able to make a temporary agreement concerning custody, support, living arrangements, etc., a pendente lite hearing can be set to take testimony. The judge will issue an order establishing temporary custody, possession of the home, child support, maintenance, visitation, etc.

Throughout the process, negotiations and mediation are attempted whenever possible to resolve disputes. However, if the parties do not reach a settlement, a trial is set, testimony and evidence are presented to the court, and the judge issues a final judgment.

Learn About Your Divorce Options. Free Consults.

Because divorce can be such a complicated matter, it is vital to get a lawyer who has the skill, experience and knowledge of the courtroom. Talk to Ms. Gossman about your specific situation during a free case evaluation. She can also discuss creating an affordable payment plan. Call 205-498-7455 to schedule an appointment today at her Birmingham office.

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