Shelby County, Alabama Divorce Lawyers
Alabama Divorce Lawyer with 54 years experience
Alabama Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
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Alabama Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Mr. Davis graduated from Thomas Goode...
Mr. Gordon takes on a small number of high profile and high net worth divorce cases each year. His significant business and tax experience...
Mr. Starkey received his Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and then received his law degree from the Birmingham School of Law where he was ranked in the top 10 of his class.
Mr. Starkey has practiced law since 2004. During that time his legal practice has also included bankruptcy, Social Security Disability, evictions and tax law issues. This diverse background is very beneficial to his Family Law...
When I meet with potential clients, I sit down and work to get to know them. This type of attorney-client relationship enables me to learn about their specific issues, needs and helps me to determine the legal goals for their specific case. It also allows us to begin developing the kind of relationship where the...
Whether your legal issue requires immediate action or you just need advice and counsel about how to proceed, please contact me, Clyde Riley, at the Riley Law Firm in Birmingham, Alabama....
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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