Ex parte Adams
In Ex parte Adams, 721 So. 2d 148 (Ala. 1998) the Court held that an action for divorce had not been abated by the death of the husband.
In that case, the parties had reached an agreement on all matters in dispute. The trial court ordered that the wife's attorney draft a divorce judgment incorporating the terms of the parties' agreement. Before the trial court signed the divorce judgment, the husband died. "There were no other issues to be decided and all that remained was for the trial court to sign the judgment." Ex parte Adams, 721 So. 2d at 149.