Sterrett, Alabama Divorce Lawyers

Bruce Lister Gordon
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Alabama Divorce Lawyer with 54 years experience

Recognized by his peers as one of the top Business Law attorneys in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gordon maintains a legal practice that spans a number of areas. From advising clients on difficult internal disputes to buying... Read More »
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Richelle H. Gossman
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Alabama Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience

At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, we know that every person's situation and needs are different, and that each client is unique. This is why Attorney Richelle Gossman will walk you through every step of the process, from... Read More »
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Gregory C. Starkey
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Alabama Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience

Gregory C. Starkey founded the Birmingham Men’s Law Firm to represent the interest of husbands, fathers and other men who ware involved in Divorce and Family Law matters. Mr. Starkey received his Bachelor’s degree... Read More »
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Steven D. Eversole
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer
(866) 831-5292 850 Corporate Parkway
#114
Birmingham, AL 35242
Divorce, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Steven P. Gregory
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(205) 314-4874 2700 Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Immigration
University of Alabama School of Law
Steven P. Gregory has practiced law for twenty-seven years.
Today Mr. Gregory’s law practice focuses on collaborative law, collaborative divorce, mediation of all types of disputes, commercial and consumer arbitration, FINRA arbitration and mediation, and selected complex litigation matters.

Mr. Gregory has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis to practice in federal courts in many other states, and he has appeared and presented oral argument on several occasions before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, Mr. Gregory is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the American...
Bruce Lister Gordon
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 54 years experience
(205) 874-7950 600 University Park Dr
#100
Birmingham, AL 35209
Divorce, Business, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
Boston University School of Law and University of Alabama School of Law
Recognized by his peers as one of the top Business Law attorneys in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Gordon maintains a legal practice that spans a number of areas. From advising clients on difficult internal disputes to buying and selling large businesses, his practice and focus on various business-related issues is significant. Mr. Gordon advises clients on any number of business and personal issues, both large and small, and continually offers creative and insightful solutions to his clients.

Mr. Gordon takes on a small number of high profile and high net worth divorce cases each year. His significant business and tax experience...
Kyle D Pierce
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(205) 730-0431 104 23rd Street South
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35233
Divorce, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Kyle is a lifelong Alabamian who grew up in Attalla, graduated from The University of Alabama, then attended Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. His law practice is built around solving issues for the people and businesses of Etowah County so they can do more.
Candice Joy Shockley
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Pelham, 35124
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
I have lived and practiced law in Shelby County for over 30 years. During that time I have represented many people from all walks of life . I strive to achieve my clients goals, while making the legal process as stress free as possible.
Summer G Walker
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(205) 201-0898 PO Box 185
Birmingham, AL 35201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Summer G. Walker, PC is a Birmingham, AL law firm providing quality legal work with a personalized touch in the areas of family law, probate and estate planning. I am a licensed, insured attorney with 10 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in Alabama. I offer both limited-scope and full representation options for certain services, along with flat and hourly rates so you can choose which type of representation and rate structure fits your needs the best.
Rodney Jamael Davis
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
P.O. Box 431
Birmingham, AL 35201
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Rodney Davis is an attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. His areas of practice include family law, estate planning, business planning and probate matters. A native of Hillsboro, Alabama, Rodney discovered that he had a love for research, writing, and interacting with others on a daily basis as a child. When it came to choosing a career, Rodney sought to find a way to combine these skills with the one thing he is most passionate about—helping others. Thus, he set out to pursue a dream of becoming an attorney, and he has not stopped helping people since.

Mr. Davis graduated from Thomas Goode...
Michael L Capleone
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Vestavia Hills, AL Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(205) 915-6836 P.O. Box 660302
Vestavia Hills, AL 35266-0302
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Municipal and Probate
Birmingham School of Law
I have a general practice that has assisted many happy clients.
Gregory C. Starkey
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(205) 581-9790 2016 10th Ave South
Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35205
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Social Security Disability
Birmingham School of Law
Gregory C. Starkey founded the Birmingham Men’s Law Firm to represent the interest of husbands, fathers and other men who ware involved in Divorce and Family Law matters.

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...
Daniel Houston Chambers
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Vestavia Hills, AL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(205) 913-4057 2081 COLUMBIANA ROAD, SUITE 16
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
My Divorce/Family Law and Estate Planning law firm is located on Columbiana Road just south of Greensprings Highway in Vestavia Hills near Hoover and Birmingham. I provide my clients with personalized, local legal services that they need to manage even the most complex legal challenges.

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...
Shane Michael Oncale
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(205) 458-9805 1 Chase Corporate Dr
#400
Birmingham, AL 35244
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
I pride myself in giving personal attention to my clients. Our firm represents individuals in the middle of a divorce or other family law crisis. In most cases, our clients will be faced with difficult issues that have a very real personal impact beyond the simple legal analysis. Most will be facing such issues and the law for the first time in their lives. Fear, confusion and uncertainly are rampant. We try to provide a safe haven and a place for sound advice handed out with patience, personal attention and compassion. If we can...
Joseph A. Ingram
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(205) 236-3997 3 Office Park Cir
Suite 230
Birmingham, AL 35223
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Birmingham School of Law
I have been practicing law in Alabama for 14 years. My practice is based on litigation of civil and criminal cases. I have represented individuals and businesses throughout the state of Alabama and the Southeast in Federal court. To date, I have successfully tried more than 10 federal jury trials, including two excessive force actions under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and one case under the Eight Amendment for cruel and unusual punishment. I was selected by the Federal Court to serve as a charter member of the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Alabama . Also, my...
Richelle H. Gossman
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(250) 422-0704 1980 Braddock Dr
Birmingham, AL 35226
Free ConsultationBirmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Birmingham-Southern College
At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, we know that every person's situation and needs are different, and that each client is unique. This is why Attorney Richelle Gossman will walk you through every step of the process, from beginning to end. Courts, filing procedures, and representation - your lawyer is beside you. We will support you through the entire case, explaining everything and giving you the personalized attention that you need.
Kathy Long Skipper
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer
(205) 939-1010 1901 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard South
Birmingham, AL 35209
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
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William Lee Pfeifer Jr
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 26 years experience
(800) 737-3702 One Perimeter Park South
Suite 100N
Birmingham, AL 35243
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
William L. Pfeifer, Jr., (Bill Pfeifer) is an Alabama appellate lawyer representing clients all over the State of Alabama. He is a former staff attorney to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, and has been practicing law since 1993. To learn more about his law practice, visit www.WilliamPfeifer.com.
Christopher Calvin Reid
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(205) 913-7406 2101 4th Avenue South, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35233
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Chris Reid graduated from Samford University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in May 2010. Mr. Reid has held policy positions working for the Alabama Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C, where he also interned for House Republican Whip Roy Blunt. While in law school, Mr. Reid worked as a summer law clerk for the Alabama Attorney General Office and Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett (a prominent law firm in Montgomery).Upon graduating law school, Chris held the position of Health and Judiciary...
Tonya Frazier Burleson
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(205) 795-2033 300 Vestavia Pkway, Ste 2300
Birmingham, AL 35216
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Ms. Burleson has over 24 years of experience helping Alabama clients with child custody, divorce and other family law issues. She has worked with clients in many counties in the state of Alabama and helped them achieve their goals. Ms. Burleson, the divorced mother of two small children, has personally faced many family law issues in her own life. She understands your family's need to get the best outcome that is possible in your case. Ms. Burleson has the ability to show understanding and compassion when communicating with her clients. However, she also easily displays strength...
Sam P. Dixon
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer
(205) 414-7425 2100 SouthBridge Parkway
Suite 650
Birmingham, AL 35209
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Mr. Sam P. Dixon, III was born in Mobile, Alabama. The great-grandson of the Alabama Governor, Frank Dixon, Sam has come from a long family history of politics and the legal profession. Mr. Dixon always admired and respected the legal profession and aspired to help people obtain justice and fairness through the legal process. Sam obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and then decided to continue his career in law. After receiving his law degree from Faulkner University in just two and a half years, Mr. Sam Dixon went on to clerk for both the Alabama Department...
Michael Moosavi Shabani
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(866) 975-8472 5500 Southlake Park
Suite 200-250
Birmingham, AL 35244
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Immigration
Birmingham School of Law(AL) and Birmingham School of Law
I am an attorney practicing US Immigration Law. I have dual nationality and a proud Iranian/American. Our goal is to provide the best advice a lawyer can provide at reasonable fee and always keep the client's best interests in mind. Our services extend to adoption, Family and Criminal Law as well as auto injury and workman compensation
Patrick K Yeatts Esq.
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(205) 530-1331 2829 2nd Ave S Suite 220
Birmingham, AL 35233
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Patrick K. Yeatts is the owner and founder of The Yeatts Law Firm. Before founding The Yeatts Law Firm, Patrick served low-income families of Jefferson County, Alabama as a staff attorney for The Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Birmingham Bar Association. As a certified guardian ad litem, Patrick represented children who were removed from abusive homes or caught in the middle of custody battles. He ensured their legal rights were protected and their voices heard. Appearing in Birmingham’s family court almost every day, Patrick gained valuable trial experience, built strong relationships in the legal...
Joseph Madison Carlton Jr.
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Sylacauga, AL Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
(256) 245-0525 P.O. Box 214
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
In need of a lawyer in Talladega, Sylacauga, Munford, Lincoln, or Childersburg, Alabama? Joe Carlton, Attorney at Law is a law firm based in Talladega County, Alabama which handles criminal defense, family law, and personal injury cases. Criminal defense cases include felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, DUI, theft, and drug charges. Family law cases include delinquency, divorce, child support, and child custody of children and grandchildren. Personal injury cases include accidental or intentional injuries to person or property. About Joe * Retired Talladega County Assistant D.A. * 31 years of courtroom experience * Wrote the book on DUI’s for Alabama...
Megan Elder
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(205) 803-3500 500 Office Park Drive
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35203
Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Mrs. Jennifer Gale Rose
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(205) 323-1124 205 20th St N., Suite 915
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Birmingham School of Law
Mrs. Rose is a wife and active member of her community. She is the daughter of a respected solo practice attorney, Warren Freeman of Delta Alabama. She grew up assisting her father in his practice and watching him in the courtroom, dreaming of one day protecting people's rights as her father has done for so many years. Today, with over 10 years of experience in and around the legal system, Jennifer Rose is living that dream and continuing her family's goal of protecting other's legal rights with a practice of her own....
Derry Dean Robbins Johnson Esq.
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(205) 714-7222 950 22nd Street North Suite 627
Birmingham, AL 35203
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Birmingham School of Law
I am an attorney who is dedicated to providing services with the client's interests as priority. I am committed to represent my clients with competence, faithfulness, diligence and sound judgment. I strive to enhance your access to the legal system and protection under the law by explaining the law to you as it relates to your legal matter. As such, as your attorney my goal is help you understand the law, available options and work with you to resolve your legal issue.

I am an attorney who has many years of experience in healthcare delivery and management in private and public...
John Louis Bodie
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Trussville, AL Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(205) 701-4444 P.O. Box 947
Trussville, AL 35173
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Edinburgh and Birmingham School of Law
Clyde Edward Riley
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(205) 212-5577 2175 11th Court South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Alabama School of Law
I have been helping people solve problems since 1983. I pride myself on providing dependable service with dedicated representation. In 1990, I changed the focus of my practice to emphasize helping people facing family-related and marital problems as well as criminal charges. I understand the stress and emotions my clients are experiencing when they seek my help, and I provide the personalized, caring service they need during these difficult times.

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....
Steven Aleck Harris
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Alabaster, AL Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(205) 564-2165 115 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
We are a bankruptcy, divorce, and injury law firm helping individuals throughout Alabama. Call us today for a consultation in one of our offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, or Anniston.
Adrian Benjamin Dunning
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Mountain Brook, AL Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(205) 623-2930 400 Office Park Drive
Suite 302
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
I believe that every client deserves quality affordable representation. My goal is to provide such representation to anyone in need. I offer estate planning packages beginning at $500 per couple and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for $1200 inclusive of attorney fees and filing fees. For more information please visit my website.
Meredith Carpenter
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(205) 441-2808 3000 Crescent Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35209
Free ConsultationBirmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
Divorce, Family and Probate
Birmingham School of Law
My Law Practice focuses on Family Law, Divorce and Domestic Cases. I provide a FREE initial consultation to allow my clients to make the best decision about hiring their attorney. Call me today to schedule your consultation.
Maria Fortune
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(205) 201-8018 2100 1st Avenue North, Suite#300
Birmingham, AL 35203
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Maria Fortune, in addition to being licensed to practice law in Alabama, is licensed to practice law in Washington DC and in Colorado. As a private lawyer, Maria Fortune is able to rely upon her experience as a Private Attorney, a Public Defender, and as an Assistant City Attorney, to implement a more sophisticated approach to seeking justice for families and children. Maria Fortune is not limited to seeking justice in criminal courtrooms, or in family courtrooms, or in civil courtrooms. By establishing the Law Office of Maria Fortune, LLC., Maria Fortune can effectively...
Richard Carl Perry Jr.
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Pelham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(205) 417-3950 2163 Pelham Parkway
Suite 213
Pelham, AL 35124
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Birmingham School of Law
Richard was born and raised in Madison, MS. He graduated high school from Madison Central and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. Richard then moved to Birmingham where he attended and earned his law degree from the Birmingham School of Law. Richard is married to the former Christina Zapf of Brisbane, Australia. He has two children, Trey and Della. He attends church regularly in Montevallo, AL. In his free time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Mr. James Richard Esdale
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(205) 254-3216 2323 2nd av. n.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Criminal and DUI
Birmingham School of Law
William K. 'Chip' Bradford
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Mountain Brook, AL Divorce Attorney
(205) 802-8823 3928 Montclair Road
Suite 208
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Mr. Bradford was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1993 after graduating from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is a native of Byram, Mississippi, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend law school in 1990. During his 19 years of practice, Mr. Bradford has handled numerous jury trials in both State and Federal courts. He has counseled individual and corporate clients from both the plaintiff as well as the defense prospective. Mr. Bradford's case experience includes a broad range, including the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims, defense of workers compensation claims,...
Zach Horsley
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney
(205) 417-1448 1929 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
As the founding attorney at the Law Office of Zach Horsley, LLC, Birmingham lawyer Zach Horsley helps those with family law concerns navigate the legal system. Before the formation of his present firm, Attorney Horsley served as a public defender in Pikeville and practiced at another firm. He is a graduate of Auburn University and the Appalachian School of Law. Mr. Horsley is licensed to practice in Alabama and the District Court of Northern Alabama. Learn more by contacting his firm today.
Randall Richardson
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Pell City, AL Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(205) 338-6400 113 20th Street North
Pell City, AL 35125
Divorce, Family, Probate and Real Estate
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Sahid Phillip Bahakel
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Pelham, AL Divorce Lawyer
(205) 987-8787 2166 PELHAM PARKWAY
SUITE 4
Pelham, AL 35124
Divorce
Eric Heath Johnson
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(205) 833-7656 5582 Apple Park Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Jeffrey M. Chapman
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Pelham, AL Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
2976 Pelham Pkwy, Ste C
Pelham, AL 35124
Divorce, Collections, Family and Personal Injury
Birmingham School of Law
Rukeya Lynn McAdory
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Lawyer
(205) 370-9094 200 88th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35206
Divorce, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Donna Beaulieu - Attorney at Law
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Birmingham, AL Divorce Attorney
(205) 787-8787 2166 Highway 31 South
Birmingham, AL 35124
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Business and Family
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Considering divorce?

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.