If you are considering separation or divorce or you need to modify a child support/child custody agreement, you need an understanding Bessemer family law attorney who can guide you through the difficult process. The Alabama law firm of Hall & Tucker, LLC assists clients with all aspects of family law including separation agreements, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and division of property.
Hall & Tucker, LLC provides representation in divorce proceedings and family law matters in Bessemer, Hoover, Hueytown, Pleasant Grove, McCalla, Fairfield, Brighton, Lipscomb, Mulga and throughout the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County, Alabama.
If your marriage is no longer working and you are planning a separation, contact a Jefferson County divorce lawyer for a confidential discussion of your legal options.
Call (205) 425-5711 or fill out our online contact form.
Divorce Attorney in Bessemer, Alabama
Divorce is extremely stressful for most people, particularly if it’s contested or a dispute arises over alimony, child support or child custody. A divorce attorney can ease some of your stress by helping you make sound, well-informed decisions. Family law attorney Tommy Tucker, of Hall & Tucker, LLC, will guide you through the tough decisions involved with the break-up of a marriage. He’ll handle the details so you can stay focused on the big picture. Our goal is to help you move forward with your life.
Divorce and Separation— People seeking divorce in Alabama have a 30-day waiting period after a divorce complaint is filed before it takes effect. Most no-fault divorces in Alabama are granted simply on grounds of incompatibility. In certain cases, the court may find a husband or wife at fault on grounds such as adultery, abandonment, threats of harm, domestic violence, imprisonment, habitual drunkenness or habitual drug use, incurable insanity, or commission of crimes against nature. The initial issue to consider is whether you and your spouse agree to an uncontested divorce or whether the matter will be contested. It is possible to get divorced even if one party objects, but the process is more drawn out.
Child Custody— The issues surrounding who has custody of minor children and the terms of visitation are highly sensitive and often are among the most wrenching in dissolving a marriage. Alabama family law encourages parents to share responsibility in the rearing of children after a separation and divorce, if both parents are deemed responsible and of good moral character. Divorced parents may have joint legal custody, joint physical custody, sole legal custody or sole physical custody. In determining child custody, the court will weigh factors such as the age and sex of the children and whether one parent has committed actions that potentially adversely affect a child. An experienced Bessemer child custody attorney can advise you based on the specifics of your situation.
Child Support—Alabama’s child support guidelines provide for financial support of children based on both parents’ income and ability to pay. Child support is based on the number of children and income. If the financial situation of either parent changes, the child support agreement may be modified. Either parent can request that a child support agreement be changed. Child support must be paid even if there are visitation issues. But often, the parent who is obligated to pay child support doesn’t do so and efforts to hold the parent accountable may be needed. A skilled family law attorney can help you consider all issues related to structuring or modifying a child support agreement and child support enforcement actions.
Property Division— You may own a house, have several cars or trucks, have real estate investments and have retirement and savings accounts. Sometimes a couple owns a family business. All of the marital property and assets acquired in a marriage must be divided equitably. If a couple cannot mutually agree on how to divvy up their property, then the court determines how to divide marital property in a way that is fair to both sides. The division of property can have a significant impact on your life if it’s not handled properly and your interests aren’t protected. An experienced Jefferson County family attorney can help negotiate contentious issues involving division of property.
Alimony—One party may seek financial support, also known as alimony, from the other in a divorce proceeding. Typically, alimony is awarded when one spouse has been financially dependent on the other during the course of a marriage. Spousal support is typically not awarded in marriages of short duration. In some cases, a spouse may receive temporary alimony to allow them time to find a job and return to work. Alimony may be terminated if the person receiving spousal support remarries or moves in with another person. Whether you would be receiving alimony or making payments, you need an effective divorce attorney to consider all the financial implications for your future and to negotiate a fair arrangement for you.
Contact A Bessemer Divorce Lawyer Today
If you are considering separation or divorce in Alabama or need to modify a child support or spousal support agreement, you need legal guidance you can count on. The attorneys at Hall & Tucker, LLC, have more than 70 years of combined legal experience. Our practice areas include domestic and family law, personal injury law, criminal law and civil litigation.
The attorneys at Hall & Tucker, LLC are ready to offer counsel for your family law needs in Jefferson County, Alabama. Our Bessemer-based attorneys provide a free initial consultation on all cases, whether personal injury, criminal law or domestic law. We know that you are going through a difficult period, so we are always available to answer your questions and will keep you updated on the status of your case. We return calls promptly.
Contact us at (205) 425-5711 or fill out our online contact form.
Disclaimer required by the Alabama State Bar: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.