Alabama Divorce & Child Custody News

Posted by Steven D. Eversole | Nov 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Baldwin County, Alabama pastor whose wife disappeared at a religious conference in Louisiana received full and sole custody of his two children.  The Rev. Jason Lee's wife made news in March after walking out of a Christian Women's conference.  Her disappearance caused understandable concern and lead to widespread police searches.  She was later found to pawned her wedding ring and fled to New York.  The Alabama divorce settlement gives Rev. Lee full and sole legal custody of his two children.  The Pastor's wife will also have to pay $200 a month in child support.  The wife will get child visitation rights every other weekend and the parents will split physical custody on the holidays. 

I for one think this lady got off easy.  She abandoned her kids and fled to New York.  If not for the intense media coverage she may have never returned.  She obviously has significant mental issues and her ability to care for her children even during limited visitation periods should have been called into question.  Of course, it is always a possibility that she has a really good Alabama divorce, family law and child custody attorney and lawyer, while the Pastor does not.

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Steven D. Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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