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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: How long after a uncontested divorce dose it take to show up on the Alabama court records website?
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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Mar 7, 2020

The case is assigned a case number and a judge immediately upon being filled electronically.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Is child support order required in Alabama?

I am trying to do uncontested divorce and want to have 50/50 custody with future ex-spouse. I am not asking for child support. Will the court go for this?

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 27, 2020

Yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: My sister abandoned her children

My sister moved to another state with her two younger children, age 12 & 16. She became homeless and could no longer afford to keep them. She dropped them off at her 22 year old home in Alabama. They were only was suppose to stay for the holidays. It’s been 4 months and she has not returned. They... Read more »

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

This honestly sounds like a situation where you might want to consider getting the Department of Human Resources involved. Also, I would recommend consulting with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I need to file for support but dont know where my son's father is and i know he has no job.how will I be paid?

I haven't seen or spoke to my son's father in years .but he is a known drug addict and has no job.will i even get support cause I know he doesnt have a job or any money ?

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

It can be ordered, but it is unlikely that he complies with the order voluntarily. Retaining counsel or seeing if DHR can assist would be my advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: The husband is filing for divorce, we have a home his name is on the mortgage. Can he force me and the children(22&20) ?
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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

More information is needed to best answer this question most accurately, but generally speaking he cannot.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: Can a grandmother file a petition claiming dependency of her grandchild in Alabama?

The mother of the child is 17 years old & grandmother is providing and taking care of the child; ie. financially/medically/basic needs.

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

It would be possible to file a petition. Whether that petition is granted or not is another matter. I'd suggest retaining counsel in this kind of matter.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My son live in alabama with his mother. I live in indiana and support is enforced through indiana courts. The mother

Is continuously spending his support on herself and her other kids. I buy clothes , medical insurance and am constantly being asked for more money for his needs. I dont mind paying for what he needs but this expense should be majoritly covered by support.Is there any alabama laws regarding how she... Read more »

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

No.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My ex-wife lives in a different county than me. The DHR manager is her cousin. Can I get the county assigned changed?

The divorce and child support agreement were originally in the county where my ex-wife still lives. I do not feel I am being represented. I am remarried. I just started a second job. I proactively asked the case worker to take child support out of my primary job before I got hit with the FULL... Read more »

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

It is likely that you can get this changed based on the circumstance. I'd consider consulting with an attorney and contacting the state headquarters of DHR.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My husbands ex wife is wanting to try and modify his child support for their 16yr old son. How easy is this?

She threatens us all the time to do this if we don’t “give” my stepson whatever he wants. Now it’s a 20k car. The divorce decree states nothing about my husband being responsible for solely purchasing him a vehicle. Me and my husband have been married for almost 10yrs. Of course since this... Read more »

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 2, 2020

Child support is statutory, so consulting with an attorney can at least give you the perspective of whether or not the matter is worth pursuing or not. If she has yet to file a petition then do know that any modification can only go from the date of the petition being filed and won't be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My son went to child support court he has 5 kids..he makes 1386 before taxes. His child support was set a 570 for one c

Case and 340 for the other Wich leaves him with nothing to live off of...hes this legal we are in alabama thats 1386 monthly income

Jared Dale Vaughn
Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 2, 2020

Child support is statutory and although there are exceptions, it might be time to retain the services of an attorney in that jurisdiction to determine what the proper amount is and file the proper paperwork with the courts to achieve the same.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: How do you find out if non custodial parent has a job
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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 2, 2020

Through the mechanisms of discovery most any information can be found out. It can be quite complicated to navigate, so a skilled attorney should always make determining things of this nature much easier than if you go it alone.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: Will my son be able to keep full custody if he joins the Alabama National Guard?

My married son has full custody of his oldest child, and the mother has regular visitation. Will he loose full custody while he is away for the 10 weeks of basic training?

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 2, 2020

United States Servicemembers have some additional protections as it relates to civil matters. That's not to say that all cases are not more complex in nature than can be answered conclusively in all regards, but the link in this post should give you and idea as to what one can expect when an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Hello my name is Matt. I have a pending distribution case in shelby county alabama an I haven't been in trouble since

2010, however I have 3 prior convictions. My concern obviously is going, or not going to prison. I just wanted a few opinions. Thanks in advance.

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 2, 2020

Prior convictions have a substantial impact on the eventual resolution of any further felony charges. Consultation with and the retaining of an attorney skilled in this area of law and licensed in your jurisdiction are likely to be of substantial assistance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What are the chances of settling this charge out of court?
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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 2, 2020

It's typically suggested to secure counsel in any criminal preceding whether it be appointed or retained. Most matters settle without the necessity of a trial. However, the skills of an attorney in that jurisdiction are ultimately my suggestion.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Separated and haven’t filed yet, in-laws own marital home can they force me to move out ?
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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Jan 30, 2020

In short, the legal answer is most often, it depends. Eventually can they, yes. Immediately can they, that depends on the exact facts and circumstances. I'd suggest retaining a local attorney skilled in family law and working with them to resolve the matter in its entirety.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My daughter is pregnant and got married do I have to continue to pay child support? She is 16.
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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Jan 30, 2020

This should be a qualifying change, but it must be updated with the courts and other agencies in order to take effect. Hiring a competent attorney would definitely be recommended to assist you with the process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My son makes $1386.00 a month before takes he has 5 kids..he went to court for child aupport was was ordered to pay $900

A month in child support that basically leaves him with zero income after taxes..is this legal? We are in alabama

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Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Jan 29, 2020

Child support guidelines are statutory and the formula and it's exceptions can be found in Rule 32. Hiring a skilled attorney that can help you decipher exactly everything that means in any given situation is definitely recommend.

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