OPINION ON USE OF MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS IN DIVORCE CASE

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has released an opinion on the use of VA military disability benefits to calculate alimony, child support, and for determining the amount of alimony arrearage payments.  In Goldman v. Goldman # 2140488, the Court of Civil Appeals upheld current Alabama law holding that a veteran’s military disability benefits cannot […]

Favorable Decision In Divorce Modification Appeal

Ruling Declared Void for Lack of Jurisdiction In Divorce Modification Appeal William K. “Chip” Bradford obtained a favorable resolution in a divorce modification appeal, where the appeals court voided a Circuit Court’s decree modifying a prior divorce decree regarding child support.  In this appeal, the parties had originally divorced in Hawaii while they were both stationed […]

Alabama Child Custody Modification Appeal

A Recent Alabama Child Custody Modification Appeal Emphasizes The Importance of Parental Nurturing of Independence In the recent child custody modification appeal of  Jones v. McCoy, ___So.3d___, 2013 WL 4873471 Sept. 13, 2013, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals placed great emphasis on the custodial parents work in preparing a child for adulthood.  In this […]