Family Law

Alabama Family Lawyer & High-Asset Divorce Attorney Serving Calhoun County & Beyond

Filing for divorce is never an easy process. There are statutes, prerequisites, and paperwork to consider, to say nothing of the stress and heartbreak involved. For example, in order to file a divorce in the state of Alabama, you must meet the residency requirements set by the Circuit Court in which you are attempting to file. If the defendant is a nonresident, the other party must have been an Alabama resident for at least six months before the filing took place. Typically, the divorce is filed in the county where the filing spouse resides.

Similarly, there are stipulations surrounding the grounds for filing divorce in the state of Alabama. The Complaint for Divorce is the initial official document filed with the court in Alabama. The court can successfully dissolve a marriage under the following grounds:

No-Fault Based Grounds, in which no single party is held particularly liable:
  • Incompatibility
  • Voluntary abandonment from one’s home for at least a year
  • Irretrievable breakdown from marriage
Fault Based Grounds, in which one or more parties is considered liable:
  • Incapacitated when entering into the marriage
  • Adultery
  • Imprisonment
  • Substance abuse
  • Insanity for at least five successive years
  • Domestic abuse

Helping Alabama Residents Protect Their Rights During Divorce

If a marriage has deteriorated to the point where communication is virtually impossible, Warren Freeman Attorney at Law will assist you in protecting your rights and assets during a contested divorce. We know how emotionally taxing a divorce can be — especially contested divorce — and we do everything in our power to insulate our client’s loved ones from emotional and familial fallout.

In order to file an uncontested divorce in the state of Alabama, one or more of the following grounds must be met:
  • Adultery
  • Sentences to prison for at least seven years
  • Unnatural sexual behavior
  • Alcoholism or drug abuse
  • Abuse or reasonable fear of abuse
  • Inability to consummate the marriage
  • Irretrievable breakdown
  • Incompatibility
We Understand

Warren Freeman Attorney at Law will fight to preserve your rights and safeguard your assets. As a family law attorney, Warren has represented many clients whose assets would have otherwise been lost if it weren’t for his professional legal representation. This is a an incredibly difficult time, and there is absolutely no reason for you to go it alone.

Grappling with a contentious divorce? Having represented Delta and Calhoun County clients for more than 20 years, Warren Freeman Attorney at Law can help guide you through every step of this difficult process. Call (256) 253-3169 to schedule your free consultation today.