An Alabama court may grant a divorce upon a finding of fault such as adultery, voluntary abandonment for one year or more, imprisonment for 2 years or more, the commission of a crime, alcohol or drug addiction, 5 successive years in a mental hospital with a diagnosis of incurable insanity, a wife’s pregnancy at the time of marriage without the husband’s knowledge or agency, or a lack of financial support for 2 years prior to the divorce petition. A divorce may also be granted if a court finds an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage. (Alabama Statutes Title 30, Chapter 2, Section 1)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.