In addition to assisting people in the Huntsville area with family law issues, the attorneys and staff of New Beginnings Family Law spend time giving back to the community that we and our clients call home.
Our mission statement at New Beginnings Family Law is:
“We exist to glorify God by serving His kids, protecting families and children from the conflict of divorce and custody disputes, propelling clients into a new life following the pain of traumatic family law situations, and growing families through surrogacy and adoption.”
As a Christian-based law firm, it’s important for us to minister to others through charity and by participating in uplifting community events.
New Beginnings is proud to support and work with these and other Huntsville and Madison County area organizations:
Lincoln Village Ministry, 1110 N. Meridian St., Huntsville, Alabama
The Lincoln Village Ministry shares the transforming power of the gospel of Christ and serves by educating, sheltering, comforting, and equipping members of the Lincoln community. The ministry renovates homes for low-income families to live in as they work to improve their circumstances and their futures. Its Lincoln Academy and pre-school are a private school, which seeks to provide a high-quality, Christ-centered education to K-8 students who would otherwise attend Title I-funded public schools.
New Beginnings Family Law donates to Lincoln Village Ministry to help fund its programs. We have also sponsored tables at local events to help the ministry raise awareness about its mission and its needs. Lincoln Village Ministry continues to flourish and serve with our help and the help of others in the community.
The Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program (MCVLP) is a not-for-profit pro bono program supported by the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association. Through the MCVLP, lawyers provide free legal help to low-income citizens of Madison County in certain civil matters. Family law cases handled through the MCLVP include:
- Child support modification
- Name change
Each New Beginnings Family Law attorney takes at least two pro-bono (“for the public good”) cases a year through the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.
In Alabama, the court may appoint an attorney not connected to a child custody or visitation dispute as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to represent the best interests of the child or children involved. The GAL is typically tasked with analyzing the issues under dispute, getting to know all parties involved, and presenting a report with recommendations for the court’s consideration.
Each attorney at New Beginnings Family Law is trained as a Guardian Ad Litem and serves in this capacity when called upon by the Madison County Probate Court.
Local bar associations are professional organizations for attorneys admitted to practice in Alabama and whose practices are within the local bar’s jurisdiction. Bar associations work to elevate the legal profession to the highest possible standards of competence, integrity, morality, dignity, and courtesy through continuing education and by establishing ethical standards that members are expected to uphold.
New Beginnings Family Law is an active member of both the Huntsville-Madison County and Morgan County bar associations.
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, 225 Church St. N.W., Huntsville, Alabama
The Chamber of Commerce represents and promotes the interests of member businesses and the Huntsville community by bringing together resources, opportunities and events that highlight all that Huntsville, the “City of Innovation,” has to offer. The HSV/Madison County Chamber operates with a full-time staff under a board of directors. Its Huntsville Regional Economic Growth Initiative (HREGI) is working to position our area as one of the leading economic growth centers in the Southeast, comparing consistently and favorably with Austin, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and other peer technology-based U.S. cities.
New Beginnings Family Law is an active member of the HSV/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
James Clemens High School Band, James Clemens High School, 11306 County Line Road, Madison, Alabama
Members of the New Beginnings Family Law firm help the James Clemens High School Band with its silent auction fundraiser each year, obtaining auction items donated by local vendors and preparing gift baskets with certificates for family-fun activities to be auctioned.
New Beginnings Family Law attorney and founder Amber James’ son is a member of the James Clemens High School Band.
New Beginnings Family Law attorneys and staff members consider it their duty as citizens of the Huntsville community to give back by volunteering their time and resources. In addition to working with the organizations listed above, our dedicated family law team participates in a variety of community activities throughout the year, such as the Madison County Fraternal Order of Police’s Christmas “Shop with a Cop” program. We are particularly committed to causes involving children, Christian-based organizations, children with special needs, local schools, and women’s shelters.
For more information about the work we do in the community, or to speak with a knowledgeable family law attorney, contact us today.