Adultery and Divorce – Randolph County Divorce Attorney

Divorce is difficult to talk about. Although it’s a legal process we all know it’s also an emotional and confusing process too. Sorting out everything to do with a marriage while facing stress and high stakes is not easy. These are tricky subjects to navigate including asset division, alimony, child support and custody, and many other things.

If you’re planning to file for divorce you should consider a few of the following things. Alabama has a set of complex laws regarding this legal process. There’s a list of reasons one could file for divorce. There’s both fault-based and no-fault reasons. Check out the rest of this article to find out about Alabama’s divorce laws and the legal reasons one can file for divorce. 

If you’re looking to file we recommend seeking an attorney with expertise in family law matters. Warren Freeman can help guide and represent you during these difficult moments. Find out more about Warren by clicking here. 


Divorce Laws in Alabama

Divorce in Alabama comes in two forms; Contested or Uncontested. Uncontested divorce, like the name suggests, is a divorce where both people agree to the basics. These basics include alimony, division of property, child support/custody, etc. Although this might make it seem like uncontested divorces can always proceed without attorneys we recommend still contacting a family law attorney to guide you during the process. Getting, signing, filing, and understanding all the documents is not something we recommend you do. You should feel comfortable with both the details and broad strokes of the agreement you are putting your name on.

Contested divorces are much different. Although both parties might agree on almost everything regarding their legal separation there might still be some gray or contested areas. These divorces do not have to be sour or heated negotiations. But, in case mediation stalls you want a lawyer like Warren Freeman by your side defending your needs and rights.

Along with these two different forms of divorce there can also be both fault and no-fault divorces in Alabama. Fault-based reasons are those that allege a person in a marriage may have caused the divorce directly or indirectly. No-fault reasons on the other hand simply state to the court that irretrievable breakdown has occurred in the marriage. With fault-based divorces comes the need to prove the actions of the offending spouse, for this a lawyer should be retained. 


Is there No-Fault Divorce in Alabama?

There is No-Fault divorce in Alabama. In Alabama you can use the following reasons as ‘no-fault’ grounds for divorce:

  • Incompatibility
  • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
  • Voluntary abandonment

In some cases, it is recommended to file a no-fault divorce. This is because it might be a much longer process to claim fault in a spouse when filing for a fault-based divorce. Even if only one spouse agrees with the reasons above a judge can still grant a divorce.



If you’re considering divorcing your spouse, hiring an experienced attorney is the only way to seek your most favorable settlement.

Going through a divorce is an emotionally draining experience. It would be best if you didn’t try to also navigate the legal process yourself, especially with so much on the line.

Attorney Warren Freeman has more than two decades of experience representing clients in Alabama. He’s represented many clients on both sides of divorce proceedings and has a comprehensive understanding of the legal system in Alabama.

If you want the very best outcome in your case, call the office of Warren Freeman, Attorney at Law, today on (256) 253-3169, or contact us by filling out a form here.