While it is true that the laws concerning divorce may vary somewhat from state to state, they are generally similar to each other. When it comes to getting a divorce in Alabama, chances are that you are not going to run into anything out of the ordinary in the legal process, although it is still advisable that you enlist the help of a divorce attorney to help you get through the whole process.
The first and perhaps most important thing that you are going to have to do before getting your Alabama divorce forms determine are basically the grounds for your divorce, the reason as to why it needs to happen. If for example you are getting a divorce because you found out that your partner was having an affair then you are going to have the upper hand in dictating whether the divorce happens or not. However, if the grounds for the divorce are simply that the relationship has been damaged beyond all hope of redemption, then it will be considered a no-faults case, meaning that both parties will have to consent. There are also some special cases where only the approval of one person is needed, such as when one person in the couple becomes incurably insane.
Apart from that, before printing out your Alabama divorce forms (which you can find below this article) you must make sure that you have agreed upon who gets what when it comes to property. In a run-of-the-mill case an equity division is used, meaning each person gets 50% of the debts and assets accumulated during marriage… only in special circumstances may the division be unequal. Also, if you have children it is very important that you don’t forget about them and decide as to who takes care of them and when… once again, it is recommended that you go perform these negotiations through a divorce attorney as that will keep everything objective and reduce the chance of emotional breakdowns.
Alabama Divorce Forms:
(Forms were collected from Alabama Administrative Office of Courts Website)