The Hawkins Law Firm

942 N. Main Street
Arab, AL 35016


2316 Taylor Street
Guntersville, AL 35976

Family Law

Family lawyers should be compassionate and
open to resolution, yet tough and aggressive
in the courtroom.

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Estate Planning

A good estate planning attorney should provide advice and documentation to ensure a comprehensive plan for the future.

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Probate Law

The Hawkins Law Team handles large and small estate administrations, estate litigation, incapacity planning and all probate issues that impact the lives of our clients.

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Business Law

As a Go-To Firm for business, corporate and transactional law, we position your business for success.

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We provide tough and aggressive representation when representing the interests of our clients.

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Appellate Advocacy

We prepare and present persuasive and compelling
arguments on your behalf.

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We Are Focused On Your Needs

Welcome to The Hawkins Law Firm.  Our firm assists individuals, families and businesses in eight key areas.  By focusing on  family law, estate planning, probate law, business law, criminal law, litigation, mediation and appellate advocacy, our firm is able to provide excellent legal services to a broad range of clients.  Our focused approach eliminates the outdated practice model of trying to be all things to all people. Instead, we strive to be your guide through complex issues and problems in areas that matter most to you.  The law is complicated and ever-changing. With a focused approach, we are able to provide results-oriented representation in matters that most people will face at some point during their lives. Our approach is cost-effective and has proved successful by years of hard work and client satisfaction. When our work touches your life, we want the results to make a difference.

Lana Hawkins, the firm’s founder and senior partner, was recognized as a Top 100 Family Lawyer by ASLA in 2014 and by The National Advocates in 2015.  In 2015, the American Academy of Trial Attorneys named Ms. Hawkins as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the state of Alabama. Ms. Hawkins has handled hundreds of family law cases, representing a broad range of clients and issues. She has represented parties in divorce cases, securing favorable rulings in property distribution, alimony awards, child custody and support awards and restraining order cases stemming from domestic abuse. Her clients have also included biological and adoptive parents, minor and adult children, grandparents and other caregivers in custody cases, adoptions, juvenile dependency cases, grandparent visitation rights and termination of parental rights cases. She has been successful in obtaining post-minority support for the life of special needs children and adults, returning children to biological parents against agency allegations of dependency, obtaining changes of custody in numerous modification proceedings and many other significant rulings for the clients she represents. Ms. Hawkins works with a team of attorneys, law clerks, paralegals and administrative staff to ensure that the firm’s work is produced with clarity and efficiency at every stage of representation. Our staff is committed to serving those needs with excellence and enthusiasm.

We are here to help individuals and families in divorce and modification matters, custody and child support issues,  paternity adjudications, dependency cases, adoption, domestic violence and other criminal law matters.  We also assist our clients with estate planning matters, ranging from wills and trusts to health care directives,  powers of attorney and incapacity planning.  Our probate law practice includes estate administration, conservatorships, guardianships, will contests and estate litigation.  For entrepreneurs and business people needing assistance in business and corporate law matters, the firm offers a wealth of  experience.  Our litigation, mediation and appellate advocacy practices complement our key areas of practice and also include most civil litigation. With offices in Arab, AL and Guntersville, AL, we represent clients throughout Marshall and surrounding counties, including Etowah, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Cullman and Blount. Our staff is committed to serving the needs of our clients with excellence and enthusiasm.

We look forward to meeting you, working with you, and assisting you with your legal needs.

  • The National Advocate - Top 100 Lawyers
  • ASLA
  • Avvo Top Family Attorney
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Family Law FAQs

How long does a divorce take to be finalized?

At a minimum, there must be 30 days between the time a complaint is filed and a divorce may be granted. However, if there are... See More

Estate Planning FAQs

Do I need a will?

The will is the traditional document used to distribute one’s assets to intended heirs and beneficiaries upon death. Today... See More

Probate FAQs

How long does probate take?

By law, the probate of an estate in Alabama will take at least six months. This period gives creditors and others with a claim on the estate time to receive... See More

Business Law FAQs

What type of business entity should I form?

There are many different corporate forms available under Alabama law, such as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Generally speaking... See More

Litigation FAQs

What is the procedure for litigation?

There are many different types of litigation, as noted above. In the case of general civil litigation, the process is initiated with the filing of a complaint with the trial court... See More

Appellate Advocacy FAQs

What is the procedure for appealing a case?

Following a trial, if you intend to appeal, you generally must file a notice of appeal in a timely manner. The timeframe for filing this notice of intent to appeal... See More

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