The End of the Common Law Marriage Era

Alabama was one of the last states to recognize common law marriages. Beginning January 1, 2017, however, Alabama will no longer recognize these non-traditional marriages. Although common law marriages established prior to January 1, 2017 will still be recognized by the courts, no new common law marriages can be formed. To be considered a married […]

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THE AGE AT WHICH CHILD SUPPORT CEASES

We are often asked how long one has to pay child support. In Alabama, the age of majority is nineteen years old. A “child” becomes an “adult” when he or she turns nineteen. Child support ceases at that time, with one exception. According to Ex parte Brewington, a case handled by our firm, a circuit […]

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