Lauderdale County, Alabama Family Lawyers
My staff and I make every effort to make out clients' experience with the judicial system as easy as possible. We understand that most clients are unfamiliar with the judicial process, and are fearful of what their experience will be. My staff and I keep our clients informed, and try to...
Rebekah grew up in North Alabama and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1997 and her Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1999.
After working for Huntsville Hospital Systems for several years, she went on to obtain a Juris Doctor at Samford University, where she was the recipient...
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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