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In addition to zealously representing our clients, the attorneys and staff of Crittenden Partners also stay abreast of developments in the area of family law. Judith Crittenden is the co-author of Alabama Family Law, the comprehensive treatise on all matters related to matrimonial and family law in the state. The attorneys of Crittenden Partners update the book each year to reflect statewide family law developments, as well as national and international family law trends– an undertaking that requires extensive research and an inclusive understanding of the numerous family law subject areas and their interrelation.

How an Alabama Divorce Case WorksStandard Visitation SchedulesSuggested Reading
How an Alabama Divorce Case Works
    Grounds for Divorce
    Residency Requirement
    Chronology of Divorce Proceedings
    Uncontested Divorce
    Dual Representation
    Specifics of Divorce Negotiation
      Property Division
      Alimony
      Child Support
      Child Custody and Visitation Rights
      Sexual Relations/Dating
      Reconciliation
      Changing the Wife’s Name
      Legal Separation
      Remarriage
    Temporary Relief
    Responsibilities of Attorney and Client
    Contacting the Law Firm
    Legal Fees and Costs
    Enforcement of Divorce
    Modification of Divorce Decree
    Annulment
    Conclusion
    Disclaimer
    Standard Visitation
    Standard Out of State Visitation
Standard Visitation Schedules
Visitation for Children Under 2 Years

The Husband/Wife shall have the right of visitation with any children of the parties who are under the age of two (2) years as follows:

    On the first and third Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.;
    On the birthday of the said children from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.;
    On each Thanksgiving Day from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.;
    On each Christmas Day from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.;
    On Mother's/Father's Day from 12:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.;
    On the birthday of the Husband/Wife from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.;
    At such other times as agreed upon between the parties.
    Each parent shall keep the other informed on a current basis as to the primary residence address and telephone number where the children reside or visit.

Visitation for Children Over Two Years

The Husband/Wife shall have the following visitation rights:

    The first and third full weekends of each month from 6:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 p.m. the following Sunday; (The first weekend of a month beginning on the first Friday of each month.)
    Each Christmas Day from 3:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the following New Year’s Day;
    Two, two-week periods during the summer (to be taken one week after school is out and one week before school starts with at least two weeks in between), to be selected by the Husband/Wife but upon written notice to Husband/Wife at least thirty (30) days in advance of such visitation;
    During the odd years, A.E.A. (Spring Break) vacation from 9:00 a.m. Saturday until the following Saturday at 6:00 p.m.;
    During the even years, Thanksgiving vacation from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday until Sunday at 6:00 p.m.;
    Every other birthday of the children from 6:00 p.m. on said date until 8:00 a.m. of the following day, beginning with the next birthday;
    Every Father's/Mother's Day from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. of the same day;
    On the birthday of the Husband/Wife from 3:00 p.m. on said date until 8:00 p.m. of the same day;
    At such other times as agreed upon between the parties.
    Each parent shall keep the other informed on a current basis as to the primary residence address and telephone number where the children reside or visit.
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