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Does the mother automatically get awarded custody of the children in an Alabama divorce?
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In Alabama, the change of principal residence of a minor child may be ordered in a temporary order or final judgment in a divorce. Alabama courts will consider any and all factors affecting a child’s well-being prior to ordering a change of principal residence. Check to learn more.
The court may grant any type of custody that is in the best interest of the child. A parent's mental, emotional, and geographical proximity are considered in selecting the child's guardian. In Alabama, joint custody has two forms: joint legal custody and joint physical custody. Check to learn more.
A fight over child custody is often immensely stressful for both parents and children. Alabama recognizes two types of custody -- legal and physical. Legal custody refers to which parent has decision-making responsibilities for the child, while physical custody refers to where the child lives. Check to learn more.