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4 Ways To Tell if Addiction is Affecting Your Family

When someone is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, their family is directly affected. It is normal to feel isolated or ashamed about addiction, but it is so common in divorce proceedings. It affects more people than you realize. The most important thing is to make sure that everyone is safe and has access to the help they need. If addiction is affecting your family, contact Empowered Family Law, PC Read More

4 Financial Steps You Need To Take to Prepare for Life After Divorce

If you are headed for a divorce, you need to be making preparations for your post-divorce financial life. Whether you have a job or not, whether you have kids or not, whether you live in an apartment or a mansion, you need to be taking financial steps towards your post-divorce life as early as possible.  If you’re not sure where to start with your finances, call Empowered Family Law today at (251) 277-2885 to Read More

Can I Move Out During an Alabama Divorce?

Sometimes divorces seem to come from nowhere. Even if they were building for years, it can feel like one day you are living in a house with your spouse and the next day you are living in a house with your ex. At the end of the divorce process, a legally binding ruling will be made on who gets to keep what property. Until then, is it normal to still live with your spouse during the divorce process? Can you legally Read More

How to Help Kids Adjust to Summer Visitation

In Mobile County, a common parenting plan finds one parent taking care of the kids most of the time (the custodial parent,) and regularly visiting the other parent (known accordingly as the non-custodial parent.) During the school year, children with standard visitation will stay with the visiting parent approximately eight nights per month. In the summer, however, everything changes. Under our local courts’ Read More

How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Alabama?

Divorce brings many life changes, but some of the hardest are financial. Most couples’ major concern, after the custody of their children, is what financial changes the divorce will bring. Since it is different for each family and situation, today we are looking at how child support and alimony are calculated in Alabama. Child support is money paid from one parent to the other to be used for the care of their Read More

The Essential Information You Should Be Gathering Before Filing For Divorce

An essential part of the divorce process involves gathering records of your financial and medical life during your marriage. This allows the Judge and the attorneys of both sides to understand the financial situation of both spouses. Receiving that information accurately is essential to calculating alimony and child support. Gathering all of this information is essential even if you are lucky enough to be choosing Read More

How to Begin Adjusting to Life After Divorce

Life after divorce is a major adjustment. That does not mean that it is a negative change: we find that most people end up happier, healthier, and more fulfilled on the other side of a divorce. That place of peace and healing is where Empowered Family Law, PC wants to help you get to with as little stress as possible. When our clients are beginning to look at life at divorce, there are three subjects we often get Read More

I Don’t Want My Divorce to Go to Trial. What Are My Options?

Divorces are emotionally draining for everyone, but they are also often expensive and lengthy. We hear from plenty of people who need to get a divorce but don’t want to go to a family court and undergo an entire divorce trial. They want to know if there are other options available to them. At Empowered Family Law, PC, we applaud this attitude. The best option available to couples is mediation. When a divorcing Read More

How Does Holiday Visitation Actually Work?

In Mobile, March or April will be the time for your child’s Spring Break. That means it is time to think about holiday visitation again. Although most parents tend to think about it over Christmas and New Year’s, holiday visitation happens throughout the entire year. Many parents have questions about what their order means and how this interplays with the other parent’s regular visitation.  At Empowered Family Law, Read More

What Can You Do If Addiction is Affecting Your Marriage?

This year, the Mobile Lawyer Wellness Committee is participating in Dry January. Almost everyone has had some sort of experience with substance abuse, whether personally or through their friends and family. Dry January is a way for us to make time individually to take stock of our own lives and how alcohol affects us. At Empowered Family Law, we know this issue may be close to your heart. More than twenty-four Read More