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Child Custody

In Alabama, child custody is determined in the divorce part of the process through what’s called the “best interest of the child standard.” In other words, you have to prove that it is in the best interest of your child to be in your custody verses your spouse’s custody. In…

Today, Alabama’s Governor issued an order for Alabamians to “Shelter in Place.” The question everyone has is, “what exactly does this mean?” WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CHILDREN AND VISITATION? Almost immediately after the breaking news of the shelter in place hit the internet and news, I began to get questions…

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our world and overwhelmed hospitals around the globe.  This global pandemic has disrupted our economy and changed the way we each live our daily lives.  In order to slow the spread of the virus, many states and municipalities have issued “shelter in place” or “stay…

After a couple divorces, it’s common for one spouse to want to leave the state and take the children with them. This can be distressing and life-changing for the spouse who stays in-state. However, parents have various legal options to challenge and sometimes even prevent their former partner from moving…

What Are the Laws in Alabama Regarding Surrogacy? I’m often asked by potential clients what the laws are in Alabama regarding surrogacy. The answer is that unfortunately, there are very few laws in Alabama that deal with the issue of surrogate motherhood. When parties enter into an agreement for a…

Alabama’s child custody laws guarantee parents a constitutional right to have a relationship with their child. Minor children likewise have a right to free association with their parents, which include fathers. The Alabama Uniform Parentage Act establishes that the state is committed to fostering a parent-child relationship, and state courts…