Our Birmingham Lawyers Can Answer Your Questions
When you are going through a divorce, or if you and your spouse are thinking
about filing for divorce, attorneys at Shaw Family Law know that you likely
have a number of questions. At our office, we have nearly 30 years of
experience handling numerous divorce cases throughout Birmingham, AL.
This has given us the knowledge to answer many of your concerns, no matter
what your situation.
To schedule a
personalized consultation, call our Birmingham divorce attorneys at (205) 259-7650.
How long will my divorce take?
This is a complex question. Every divorce case is unique and each couple
has different circumstances that can prolong proceedings. More time is
involved in cases where a couple has a high net worth or when children
are involved, as issues of
property division and
custody will have to be agreed on by both parties before your divorce can be settled.
Who will get custody of my children after my divorce?
Custody issues are determined by what is in the best interest of your child. In situations
of abuse or neglect, the court may rule to place the child in the safest
environment that will provide the most stability for their upbringing.
Courts also favor parents who are willing to work with each other and
cooperate to help ensure that their children’s lives aren’t
drastically altered. In these cases, shared custody may be the best course
My spouse and I own multiple properties. How can I make sure our property
is divided fairly?
In cases where spouses have a high net worth,
settling property can be complex. Dividing assets, houses, vacation or rental properties, and high-value
personal property is usually one of the biggest stumbling blocks that
most divorces encounter. Retaining a dedicated Birmingham divorce attorney
can help represent your best interests in court or against your spouse’s lawyers.
What should I do if my ex is not following the terms of our divorce?
When your ex-spouse fails to pay child support, fail to appear in court,
or fail to follow the terms of your divorce agreement, they can be held in
contempt. In these cases, the offending party may faces jail time, penalties, and
may even have their rights to child visitation revoked.
What if my situation has changed?
After your divorce has been finalized, the law allows for
modifications based changes in circumstance, such as the loss of a job, a major move
out of or within the state, or to account for a second of subsequent marriage.
To modify your agreements, it is important that you seek the advice of
a skill Birmingham family lawyer to help you in or out of court.