According to a new study from Duke and the University Of Chicago that looked at the long-term health consequences of people who are married, divorced, widowed, remarried, and single.

Researchers found that people who had a disruption of marriage, like divorce or death, were in worse health than those who remained married.

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A prospective client recently asked me whether or not she could receive a portion of her spouse’s retirement account in her upcoming divorce. I explained to her that in Alabama, if the parties have been married for 10 years preceding the filing of the divorce complaint, the court has the discretion to award them up to half of the value of the spouse’s retirement accounts that accumulated during the marriage.

Jim Jeffries | Mobile & Baldwin County Attorney

Jim currently is a member of the Alabama Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement as well as a statewide committee that has been tasked with reviewing and making recommendations for possible revisions to Alabama's version of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). Jim was also recently appointed by the President of the Alabama State Bar Association to a serve on a committee whose purpose is to review and comment on Alabama legislation regarding joint custody for a proposal to the Alabama Legislature for possible changes in this legislation.

Jim has attained a Peer Review Ranking of AV from Martindale-Hubbell® - The highest an attorney can be ranked by his peers.

He continues to lecture to attorneys across the state regarding family law issues.

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