Divorce is something that most of us do not plan for when we get married. However, a couple’s life can become complicated with property, children, and debt by the time trouble has entered the marriage. Sometimes a couple can decide to part ways and agree on how they are going to split things. Many times they can’t. Either way, it is important that you have your own legal counsel to ensure that your interests are protected and the outcome of your divorce is fair. Whether you are facing a contested or an uncontested divorce, we can help you move on with your life.
Some parents think that they aren’t financially responsible for children unless they have custody of them; or, they don’t think that they should have to contribute a fair amount to the kids’ expenses. That just isn’t true. Your children are entitled to financial support under Alabama law. Whether the non-custodial parent is avoiding child support entirely, or they are paying less than they should, we can help make sure that your children are receiving the financial support they need in the amount that they deserve.
Custody and Visitation
Your children are the most important thing in your life. You want the best for them, and for them to be safe and secure. Unfortunately, the other parent may not feel the same. They may neglect your children, put them in harms way, or use their custody as a weapon against you in your relationship. Or maybe you are the more capable and stable parent, and it is just simply in your children’s best interest to be with you. If you are fighting over child custody or visitation, we can help you get the outcome that is best for you and your kids.
It’s a fact of life that the paternity of a child is commonly disputed. That’s understandable given the legal implications of fatherhood – the natural fathers of children are generally entitled to visitation with them, and are also responsible for financially supporting them. Whether the father of your child is denying paternity to avoid his financial responsibility, or the mother is denying your paternity to keep you from seeing your own child, we can help you have the true father recognized under the law so that the child can enjoy the support—financial and emotional—that he or she deserves.