Also See: Alabama Marriage Laws
Statute: Alabama State Divorce Code (Title 30, Chapter 2): alisdb.legislature.state.al.us
Residency: Filing party must be a resident for six months prior to filing.
Legal Separation Recognized? Yes
Property Distribution : Alabama relies on “equitable distribution” so the court will distribute the marital property “in an equitable manner” if the parties can’t agree on their own. Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution.
Alimony : Alimony may be awarded to either party and is at the discretion of the judge. Separate property is not considered in alimony awards however, the judge may consider fault and adjust spousal support accordingly.