There is a long list of reasons for why couples decide to divorce, but typically, the most common include lack of money, support, intimacy, communication, and infidelity. While these issues may not have existed within marriages prior to the COVID-19 outbreak or weren’t severe enough to push a couple to file for divorce, they may now be alive and interfering with many relationships.
The COVID-19 is not only responsible for taking lives and making others unbearably sick, but it is having a negative effect on marriages. Between couples not working and having to spend 24 hours together with one another, many are finding that they no longer want to be married. In fact, the New York Post recently reported that divorce attorneys are seeing a surge in the number of people seeking a divorce.
Now, if you are considering filing for divorce in Alabama or would like to know more about the process you must go through to dissolve your marriage, you can always contact the Alabama divorce attorneys at Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C.
Important Things You Should Know About Filing for Divorce in Alabama
- Unlike other states that require certain grounds to be met, Alabama allows for a couple to enter into divorce when either party can prove that “there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and that further attempts at reconciliation are impractical or futile and not in the best interests of the parties or family” [Code §30-2-1].
- If your spouse is a nonresident, you must have been a bona fide resident of the state for at least six months prior to filing the complaint.
- If you and your spouse are unable to come terms on certain issues (i.e. alimony, division of assets, child custody, etc.), the court could intervene and decide for you.
Although court operations are limited right now, there are still steps you can take to prepare for divorce. If you wish to discuss what these steps are or you have concerns of your own you would like addressed, contact Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. now to speak with a skilled Alabama divorce lawyer.
Disclaimer: No representation is made that quality of legal services provided is greater than the quality of legal services provided by other attorneys.
Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. can be reached at:
2603 Moody Parkway, Suite 200
Moody, Alabama 35004
Phone: (205) 640-2000
7900 Parkway Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: (205) 699-5500
6441 U.S. Highway 11
Springville, Alabama 35146
Phone: (205) 467-2225