Divorce Resources and Links

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
State of Alabama Judicial System
Alabama State Bar Association
State Law Library
Alabama Legal Help - this web site has information on various family law topics, including divorce law, child custody, child support, etc.

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the link below:

Code of Alabama

Divorce Law

Alabama law allows for filing of divorce under both fault and no-fault grounds. The ground for a no-fault divorce in Alabama is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Fault grounds include adultery, desertion, imprisonment in a penitentiary for periods as determined by statute, addiction to alcohol or drugs after the marriage, mental incapacity for periods as determined by statute, cruelty, and other statutory grounds as outlined in the Code of Alabama, Section 30-2-1.

Legal Aspects of Divorce - from the Alabama State Bar
Marital Separation Agreements Explained

Marriage and Living Together Law

Alabama Marriage License Laws

Child Support

Alabama Child Support Guidelines - for cases filed before January 1, 2009
Alabama Child Support Guidelines - for cases filed before on or after January 1, 2009
Alabama Interactive Child Support Calculator - provided by ( is not affiliated with
Child Support Explained
Child Support: A Guide to Services in Alabama - .PDF booklet
Applying for Child Support Services
Child Support Enforcement Steps - by Office of Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement Abroad - by U.S. Department of State

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Getting and Keeping Custody of Your Children - from
Moving When You Have A Custody Order - from
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

Alabama is an "equitable distribution" property state.

Property Division - from the Alabama State Bar

Alabama Divorce Forms


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