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What Is Discovery & Why Is It Necessary?

Going through a divorce or post-divorce litigation involves many steps, but one of the most crucial is the discovery process. During this phase, both sides work to uncover the facts that may impact the outcome of the case. This phase is extensive and often feels overwhelming, due to the depth and breadth of information required. No one enjoys this process; it's invasive, time-consuming, and emotionally taxing. Read More

Alimony: Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

Alimony or spousal support is a frequent point of contention in divorces yet most people don’t fully understand how it’s determined. This article is an exploration of alimony in Alabama, and will examine its various forms, how it is calculated, and the eligibility criteria. Understanding alimony is as relevant to the person paying as it is to the person receiving it. It has a direct impact on your quality of life Read More

Understanding the Process of Modifying Child Support Orders

Your life after a divorce doesn’t remain stagnant, so the court orders you receive at the time of your divorce shouldn’t either. These subsequent changes in your life often affect child support arrangements. Both parents and children may face situations and challenges that necessitate an adjustment in child support. Parents should know when and how these modifications can be made to foster an environment that Read More

The Impact of Extramarital Affairs During Divorce Proceedings

Extramarital affairs, while deeply personal, can have direct consequences during divorce proceedings in Alabama. Infidelity brings unique challenges in Alabama because it can indirectly and directly affect everything from custody decisions to financial settlements. The goal of this discussion is to elaborate further on when and how extramarital affairs influence divorce proceedings. We will focus on custody, economic Read More

Timelines For Divorce Processes In Alabama

The decision to get a divorce should never be taken lightly. Even when you finally know that ending your marriage is right for you and your children, the decision will be very emotional. Anyone who has gone through it will attest to how much it affects multiple aspects of their life, including their emotional stamina, financial strain, and family dynamics. If you're navigating this difficult journey in Alabama, Read More

How Is Child Support Determined In Alabama?

Divorce and separation lead to a series of complex emotions and decisions. They are often accompanied by several questions and concerns about how child support works, how it is determined, and the ramifications of not paying it. At Empowered Family Law, we navigate you through these waters with legal understanding and a holistic approach to healing families. Our dedication to fostering connections and mitigating Read More

Healing From Addiction’s Impact On Families: Empowered Steps Forward

Addiction brings forth a significant amount of pain, confusion, and chaos into a family’s life. Sadly, the individual who battles addiction pulls this into the home, and each family member feels it. It is important to remember that addiction is a shared trauma. It has a unique ability to fracture bonds and deteriorate trust. During these battles, many families can feel isolated, too. Friends, members of the Read More

Tax Considerations For Selling Your House During A Divorce

During a divorce, which is an emotional challenge in its own right, you will likely have to divide one of the most significant assets: the marital home. During this time, it is essential not to overlook the potential tax implications of selling a home during a divorce. It’s important to be intentional and deliberate when it comes to selling your home. Take the proper steps now to set yourself up for the future.  For Read More

What To Expect When You Go To Court

Many people associate the divorce process with going in front of a judge and being told what their futures will look like. Although you will learn in this blog how atypical that is, we understand how daunting the prospect of going to court can be for anyone. This could be your first experience being the subject of a court case. During these times, it is important that you have a supportive legal team.  Empowered Read More

Protecting Yourself From An Abusive Spouse

Empowered Family Law P.C. is dedicated to supporting and guiding abuse survivors. People who experience violence in the home are often ashamed to acknowledge it to others. It is so important for victims to understand what to do and how to protect themselves. Not all abuse is physical. In this blog, we will discuss the different forms of abuse, how to seek help, and we will also outline the dangers associated with Read More