Divorce & Domestic Law

Going through a divorce is emotionally exhausting. It can be especially difficult if you and your spouse don’t agree on important matters concerning your family. That’s why it’s incredibly important to find a divorce lawyer in Tuscaloosa who understands the gravity of your situation and will patiently guide you through the entire legal process.

Since in many cases you don’t want the courts to decide what happens to your family, I work hard to resolve your issues before any paperwork gets filed. That way, you have more say in what happens regarding your children, property, assets, and any other components that take precedence in your life. Making these decisions may sound overwhelming right now, but you’ll find that when you work with me, you get clear, direct answers so you can make informed decisions.

Domestic Matters I Handle

Whether you’re going through a divorce or facing a different kind of family law matter, having a good attorney is crucial to establishing a sense of normalcy in your daily life. To help you achieve that sense of normalcy, I am always transparent about the status of your case, whether it involves:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Juvenile court
  • Domestic violence
  • Harassment
  • Assault

The vast majority of my domestic law clients come to me needing help with a divorce-related matter. Whether or not that is the case for you, know that I am a certified Guardian Ad Litem. In other words, I am both capable and invested in fighting for the best interests of any children you may have.

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Getting Divorced in Alabama — What You Should Know

Alabama courts split divorce into two key categories: fault-based and no-fault based. If your need for divorce is fault-based, that means that your spouse has wronged you in some way — for instance, by cheating, abusing drugs or alcohol, abandoning or abusing you, or suffering prolonged insanity or imprisonment. Or, it means that your spouse is accusing you of committing one of the above offenses.

If, on the other hand, your divorce is no-fault based, that means that you and your ex have come to the mutual decision to separate. Typically, this makes the divorce process a little easier on the people involved, though that isn’t always the case.

What Happens Next?

Depending on whether your separation is fault-based or no-fault based, the way you file for divorce may differ slightly. Likewise, the legal proceedings that follow will depend on how cooperative you and your ex can be. Fortunately, a knowledgeable divorce lawyer can help you determine which steps to take and how to handle each step of the process. Additionally, an experienced attorney such as myself can guide you through the separation of assets, establish child custody and support, arrange for spousal support, and help you with related matters.

Domestic Lawyer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

If you’re considering divorce, need help with a child custody, child support, or spousal support arrangement, or have had an act of violence disrupt your home life, please reach out now. I am here to be your advocate and guide you through the options available. Your situation is not hopeless. You simply need to take that first step toward the future you want.