A BIRMINGHAM DIVORCE ATTORNEY WHO WILL WORK TO KEEP THE EMOTIONAL AND FINANCIAL TOLL TO A MINIMUM
I understand that this is a difficult time for you. Divorce and domestic legal issues can potentially be the most trying time many of us will experience and, if children are involved, the impact can be something that will last for a long time. By working with a compassionate and responsible divorce lawyer, resolution can often be reached with a minimum of uncertainty and expense so that you can begin the next chapter in your life. Many people can view the idea of partnering with a divorce attorney as a declaration of war. That is not how I approach my involvement. My mission is to make sure that you are clearly informed of your options and to determine an approach to reach your goals. Call my office so that we can discuss your needs and work together to meet them.
FROM CHILD CUSTODY TO FINANCIAL MATTERS
I provide dedicated representation in all family law areas including:
Divorce – As an experienced family court lawyer, I have worked with a variety of divorce scenarios. The one thing that I have learned is that no two clients are alike and the needs and factors in their dissolution require a careful attention to those differences. My first step is to listen to you. We will then outline a strategy to resolve the issues that define a valid divorce agreement including child custody, visitation rights, alimony or spousal maintenance, distribution of your assets, and the other important details. Whether you and your spouse are in agreement on most items and require divorce mediation or if things have grown difficult and court is the only answer, I will protect you and your interests.
Child Custody – There is nothing more precious and important than our children. It is my mission to help you reach an outcome during your divorce that reflects their best interests. If that can be done without a battle, all the better. However, if those interests require a battle, I will fight tirelessly to protect them. There are three basic types of custody; temporary, physical and legal. Let us sit down and outline the best course of action. By working with an experienced child custody lawyer, you may be able to keep the fate of your children out of a judge’s hands and with the parent that can provide them with the love and care they need.
Child Support – Every child has a right to the best care possible. A large part of this is based on the finance and, under Alabama law, every child has the right to financial support. There are a number of factors that are calculated to determine child support including the income and employment of both parents, the parent’s education, and others. This can be a complex area and, as an experienced child support attorney, I can give you a complete understanding of what to expect in a child support order. If someone is delinquent in paying ordered child support, I will aggressively help you enforce the court ordered payment.
Guardian Ad Litem – If a court believes that another party other than the parents should be responsible for decisions regarding a child, a legal guardian may be appointed. This is known as a “guardian ad litem.” I am a certified guardian ad litem with years of experience in this area. I can act as guardian ad litem or help you in challenging decisions made by other appointed guardian ad litems.
Spousal Support (Maintenance) – Determining spousal support, which is also known as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance, can be a complex issue. It is crucial to work with an aggressive divorce lawyer to ensure that your financial future is secured. If you need help with enforcing a spousal support order, I can help you file in court and make sure that penalties are in place to a delinquent ex-spouse.
Adoption – Working with a qualified Alabama adoption lawyer can help you build your new family and ensure a valid and efficient adoption process. I can help with all types of adoption including stepparent adoption, grandparent adoption, private adoption and agency adoptions.
Modifications – Once a divorce agreement becomes finalized, it can only be changed by a written agreement between both parties or by a trial court if agreement can’t be reached. Changes can include child custody, child support, spousal support and other issues. I can help you with all modification actions.
LET ME HELP PROVIDE THE GUIDANCE YOU NEED THROUGH DIVORCE, ADOPTION OR OTHER FAMILY LAW AREAS
It is my pleasure and my mission to help you through complex family law matters and get you started on the road towards a happier future. Whether you are seeking an adoption attorney to help your family grow, a strong divorce lawyer to help you start over, or a determined child custody attorney to keep your family intact, you can rely on my years of experience and dedication to my clients to get you to your goals.