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Guntersville, AL 35976


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Huntsville, AL 35802


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Arab, AL 35016

Recent Blog Posts

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How to Win Your Child Custody Case

By Lana Hawkins |

If you are going through a divorce, separation, or are otherwise fighting for custody of your kids with a co-parent, there are many ways to strengthen your case. There are also several pitfalls to avoid that could ruin your arguments for custody. Alabama family courts care first and foremost about the best interests of… Read More »

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The Cost of Divorce in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

There is no sugar-coating it: Divorce, while necessary, can be a difficult and costly affair. The more issues that you and your spouse can agree upon, the easier and cheaper the divorce process will be. If your divorce is heavily contested, however, and if it involves complex issues concerning finances, property division, and child… Read More »

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Father Child Custody Statistics

By Lana Hawkins |

Historically, there was a common stereotype that mothers always got custody of the kids in the divorce. This common belief was largely borne out in the past when women more commonly chose to forego careers in favor of homemaking. Because they were primarily responsible for child-rearing, they tended to be favored for custody. It… Read More »


What You Need to Know About Child Custody and Visitation in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

Child custody is often one of the most hotly contested issues in an Alabama divorce. Below, we provide some general advice and knowledge about how custody and visitation operate in Alabama. Reach out to an

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Tips to Co-Parent After a Divorce

By Lana Hawkins |

Divorces are complicated at the best of times. When children are part of the equation, things can be even more difficult and emotionally-charged. After a divorce involving kids, it is important to keep the children’s well-being first and foremost in your mind. Below we offer a few tips to help you co-parent with your… Read More »

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Common Alabama Divorce Mistakes

By Lana Hawkins |

Even at the best of times, divorces can be, unfortunately, difficult. They represent a serious change in the lives of the parties and a change in how they view their relationship and family. If you are facing the possibility of divorce, the earlier you start planning and the earlier you get a divorce attorney… Read More »

Child Custody

What are the Best Interest of the Child Factors for Custody in Alabama?

By Lana Hawkins |

Regardless of whether you are a married couple divorcing or unmarried co-parents vying for custody, under Alabama law, the question regarding custody of the kids is the same: What is in the best interests of the children? The answer to that question will determine who gets primary custody, whether the parents can share joint… Read More »

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Supervised vs. Unsupervised Probation in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

If you are convicted of a crime in Alabama, you might or might not be subject to incarceration. With a strong legal defense, you may be granted probation instead of jail time either at the time you are convicted or as a condition of early release after serving some time. Probation in Alabama can… Read More »

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What Parental Rights do Grandparents Have in Alabama?

By Lana Hawkins |

Family dynamics differ across generations, cultures, and even among families within the same community.  In some families, children visit their grandparents on the holidays or other special occasions.  In other families, the grandparents are heavily involved in child-rearing, acting almost as a second set of parents.  But what happens if a parent or parents… Read More »

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Dating While Divorcing in Alabama

By Lana Hawkins |

Filing for divorce is a major step that requires getting past significant financial and emotional hurdles.  Once you have filed for divorce, you can and should feel satisfaction for taking control of the next steps in your life.  However, filing is just the first step in a process that may, unfortunately, take months if… Read More »

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