Divorce Attorney Serving Mobile And Baldwin Counties

In order to file for divorce in Alabama, one spouse must have lived in the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing for divorce. Alabama law has 12 statutory grounds for divorce, many of which assign fault for the failure of the marriage to one spouse. However, the most common grounds for divorce in Alabama — incompatibility and irretrievable breakdown — do not hold either party responsible for the failure of the marriage.

Statutory grounds for divorce that do assign blame to one party for contributing to the demise of the marriage include adultery, having a spouse become addicted to alcohol or drugs following marriage, or if one party commits violence against the other party or causes fear of such violence.

The Personal Attention That The Divorce Process Demands

At the law office of Barry A. Friedman & Associates, P.C., we represent individuals in Mobile and Baldwin counties and beyond in divorce proceedings. Attorney Joshua D. Friedman, who handles all divorce and other family law cases for our firm, employs a client-focused approach that distinguishes him from many other divorce lawyers in Alabama.

What does a "client-focused" approach entail? For starters, Joshua invests a significant amount of time with each client early in the process in order to gain a thorough understanding of what led to the decision to end the marriage as well as the individual's key concerns and objectives.

If both parties can reach agreement on important matters such as child custody and visitation, child support, and how to divide assets and debt, it may be possible to opt for an uncontested divorce and avoid the stress of litigation (not to mention the cost). An uncontested divorce is preferable not only because it typically saves a significant amount of money, but also because it provides both parties control over the look and feel of their post-divorce lives.

Unfortunately, there are many attorneys who can turn an uncontested divorce into a contested one, sometimes by simply drafting such confusing legal documents that a battle is waged deciphering them.

The Legal Approach That Suits Your Needs

If we can keep things simple and straightforward while putting you in the best possible position to begin your post-divorce life, we will do so. If your case proves to be more complex or more combative, we are able to handle that as well. We have worked with clients from all walks of life. We won't recommend spending $5,000 in legal fees to fix a $1,000 dispute; at the same time, we are always prepared to advocate aggressively in court on our clients' behalf when it makes sense to do so.

We can answer your questions, review the facts of your case and provide a frank assessment of what you might expect during an initial consultation. Call or use the contact form on this website to schedule an appointment.