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You Don’t Have To Go Through This Alone

It can be daunting to approach a divorce, and Gossman Law Firm, LLC understands what you are going through. We want to provide you with the support you need while navigating a complicated process and getting through difficult times. Our Birmingham divorce lawyer will guide you through every step of your case, treating you with respect and compassion, and providing the skilled representation that you need. Even the simplest divorce can come with a number of legal obstacles, but with the experienced knowledge of a divorce lawyer in Birmingham, you can avoid making the mistakes that so many others fall victim to.

We can guide you through any divorce process, including:

Richelle Gossman, our Birmingham divorce attorney, has over eight years of experience helping clients through divorces and family law matters. With our level of commitment to our clients, you get the personalized attention and support you need. Let us protect your best interests and guide you toward a better tomorrow.

What Are Contested And Uncontested Divorce?

When going into a divorce, many people wonder what the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce is, and which one they will need to pursue.

  • During an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree with all terms of the divorce and are ready to move forward.
  • contested divorce is a more complicated process and occurs when either spouse disagrees with any part of the divorce terms. Generally, these disagreements concern division of property, child custody, child support or alimony. Mediation is frequently used to help settle these issues as the divorce proceeds.

What Is The Divorce Process In Alabama?

To start the divorce process, one party, the plaintiff, files a petition with the court. The divorce papers must then be served upon the other spouse, the defendant, which can occur in a number of different ways. The defendant must provide a response within a limited amount of time. This answer contains any objections that the defendant has to the allegations and can include a counter-petition.

If the parties are then not able to make a temporary agreement concerning custody, support, living arrangements, etc., a pendente lite hearing can be set to take testimony. The judge will issue an order establishing temporary custody, possession of the home, child support, maintenance, visitation, etc. Throughout the process, negotiations and mediation are attempted whenever possible to resolve disputes. However, if the parties do not reach a settlement, a trial is set, testimony and evidence are presented to the court, and the judge issues a final judgment.

Contact A Divorce Lawyer You Can Trust

Because divorce can be such a harrowing and complicated matter, getting a lawyer who is both competent and compassionate is of vital importance. At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, talk to us about your specific situation during a free case evaluation. Call 205.422.0704.