Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama

Q: Married in washington state, recently moved to alabama, (ex) husband included. He moved back to Washington. Need advice.

I have been seperated from my (ex) for 3 years, we all moved to alabama 4 months ago, so my kids and i have not established residency yet. He moved back to Washington State after having problems here. I would like a divorce and a parenting plan in place because he is already asking to have the kids in Washington. I have been told that I can file through washington where we married but i dont have the means to make it back to Washington at the moment due to recently moving and my car is still in WA. Because my (ex) offered to move with and drive to alabama. Ive recently learned that alabama frowns upon my situation because I have a boyfriend while still technically being married. Im not sure what my best move is.

2 Lawyer Answers
Shane Michael Oncale
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Shane Michael Oncale
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: There is a whole lot to unbundle in your scenario and you really need to set up and have a consultation with an attorney with experience in the particular venue where your case will be filed. It is going to take some finesse to work your situation to your advantage.

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: As said, you need to have a consultation with an attorney in your area. You have several big issues going on that may have implications re: custody. Best of luck!

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