Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, January 5, 2018

Alabama's New Divorce Laws

From Dothan First:

Two new laws that went into effect January 1, 2018, will impact any future divorces.

The first, Alabama house bill 257, which provides courts a formula to now award just rehabilitative alimony, which are payments lasting five years or less, of course there are possible exceptions to the law.

If the courts find a reason to deviate from rehabilitative alimony, they cannot order alimony payments to last longer than the length of the marriage, unless the marriage lasted longer than 20 years.

Read more here.

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