Alabama Attorneys Look Out for Divorcing Spouses’ Interests
Family lawyers methodically guide clients through all facets of the divorce process
At Lusk & Lusk, founded in 1895, our family lawyers seek to make the difficult process of divorce as smooth as possible by providing sound advice and compassionate support. Our Alabama attorneys, who work from offices in both Huntsville and Guntersville, have nearly 90 years of legal experience between them. We serve clients throughout the Madison County area.
Child custody decisions are made based on the child’s best interests
Child custody is often one of the most contentious issues during divorce, and decisions over custody and visitation are made based on the best interests of the child. The courts typically believe that shared custody is in a child’s best interests unless the facts show otherwise. Factors judges use in making custody determinations include the following:
- The parents’ ability to agree and make joint decisions
- The emotional and physical health of each parent
- Children’s relationships with each parent
- The safety and well-being of the children
Our law firm will work to obtain the best custody or visitation arrangement possible based on the facts in your case.
How personal property and business assets are divided in divorce
Alabama is an equitable distribution state when it comes to the allocation of property acquired during the marriage, so if you cannot agree with your spouse about how to divide your bank accounts, investments and other personal assets, the court will decide for you based on what the judge considers to be fair (this won’t necessarily be an equal split). If you own a business or share ownership of a business with your spouse, the complexities in dividing assets increases. We can help negotiate or litigate a fair division of assets, and will work to enforce or challenge a premarital agreement if necessary.
Understanding spousal support in Alabama
There are different types of spousal support, or alimony, in Alabama. Temporary support is paid during the divorce process. Once the marriage is dissolved, periodic or rehabilitative alimony might be ordered to help a dependent spouse until they can gain the job skills needed to meet their own financial needs. Occasionally, permanent alimony is awarded because a recipient is elderly, has a disability or has taken care of the household in a marriage lasting more than 20 years. We can represent your interests whether you need spousal support or are being ordered to pay it.
We represent clients during mediation
Mediation involves divorcing spouses meeting with a trained and neutral third party who may be able to help resolve disputes about child custody, division of property and other divorce terms so the parties can avoid a trial. Our attorneys provide divorce mediation representation and are committed to achieving consensus whenever possible.
Reach out to experienced Alabama divorce attorneys who will safeguard your interests
The Alabama law firm of Lusk & Lusk, with office locations in Huntsville and Guntersville, provides experienced legal services to people in Madison County facing divorce and other important family law concerns. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 256-704-1926 or contact us online.