AREAS OF PRATICE​​

CUSTODY

PATERNITY

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Joint Custody. It is the policy of this state to assure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of their children and to encourage parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of rearing their children after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage.  Joint custody does not necessarily mean equal physical custody.


Alabama Code §30-3-150

Valid acknowledgment of paternity filed with the Alabama Office of Vital Statistics shall be considered a legal finding of paternity of a child and confers upon the acknowledged father all of the rights and duties of a parent.

Alabama Code § 26-17-305.​​
Alabama recognizes the binding effect of properly executed pre- and post- nuptial agreements.

DEPENDENCY

MEDIATION

COLLABORATIVE LAW

The Department of Human Resources or another concerned individual can ask the court to find that a Child has no parent capable of providing for her and is dependent on the Court and state.
Mediation is a forward-looking process for your family. Mediation is not about assigning fault and blame.​​
The essence of the Collaborative Process is the shared belief that it is in the best interests of their family to commit themselves to avoid the use of litigation and litigation-based strategic negotiation techniques.

PARENTING PLANS

SEPARATION

GRANDPARENT CUSTODY & VISITATION

Parents must make decisions about aspects of their children’s lives. General agreements about custody and parental decision making can be documented in parenting plans which will become part of a divorce or custody agreement.
Alabama law does not require couples to undergo a separation period prior to divorce.

Three million Grandparents in the United States are raising Grandchildren.