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Our Offices

  • Huntsville Office

    Address

    203 Eastside Square
    Suite A
    Huntsville, Alabama 35801

  • Guntersville Office

    Address

    452 Gunter Avenue
    P.O. Box 609
    Guntersville, Alabama 35976

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    I conferred with Mr. Lusk in on behalf of my daughter. She had a custody trial in a few days, she had her own attorney and she had rec’d a settlement offer (to which she made a counter offer). I was hoping to have the offers reviewed and hi...
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    Though my situation was probably not near as severe as some of the others, I did need really good representation to protects my assets and my reputation. Being a man in Alabama I was concerned how fairly i would be treated so I opted for t...
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    Mr. Lusk and I worked on a multi-million dollar deal together, and his legal expertise in the process was invaluable. Fortunately, I personally have never needed his services for domestic relations matters, but for anyone in need of legal r...
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    Did excellent! Very prompt, professional and friendly staff. Got good outcome of what I needed done.

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    I highly recommend hiring Lusk & Lusk as a strategic investment to secure the future of your family. This firm is not a "bargain basement" (i.e. pay a fee, get some papers drawn up). Jonathan Lusk provides powerful, comprehensive legal rep...
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Alabama Domestic Relations/Family Law

When clients contact Lusk & Lusk to seek advice about divorce or other matters, they often have similar issues on their minds. Here are answers to some questions we are frequently asked.

What factors does the court consider when dividing marital property?
As an equitable distribution state, Alabama’s courts may consider many factors including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Prior marriage(s)
  • Age and health of all parties
  • Employment, education, income, and employability
  • Contribution by one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse
  • Opportunity to acquire future income and assets
  • Sources of income, including medical, retirement, insurance, and other benefits
  • Services rendered as a parent, wage earner, or homemaker
  • Sources of property such as purchase, inheritance, gifts, etc.
  • Whether property was acquired before or during the marriage
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • Tax consequences of the property distribution
  • Custodial parent designation

Can I ignore our visitation agreement if my spouse does not pay support?
No. These are two separate issues. If you are not receiving support payments, this is a matter for the courts. Contact your family lawyer, who can counsel you regarding options for forcing payment.

Can I keep the house my parents gave us when we got married?
Since this was a gift to you both, it may difficult to claim that you owned the house prior to your marriage. However, a family lawyer may make a strong case since property distribution in Alabama depends on what the court considers fair and equitable rather than splitting all assets down the middle. This is a circumstance where it is especially important to select an experienced Huntsville family attorney familiar with standard practices in your area.

I do not have a job. Can I force my husband to pay my divorce legal fees?
The court is the only entity that can force a spouse to pay the other’s divorce legal fees. This may be appropriate depending on the circumstances of your divorce. However, legal fees are also one element on the negotiating table when you and your lawyer face your spouse to try to come to an agreement about your property division before going to court. Your divorce attorney in Huntsville can advise you on the best way to get what you need.

Contact Huntsville and Guntersville, AL lawyer Jonathan M. Lusk
For experienced legal and financial counsel on family law issues and civil litigation, call the Huntsville, AL office of Lusk & Lusk at 256-704-1926 or the Guntersville, AL office at 256-582-3248, or contact Lusk & Lusk online.

Serving North Alabama including Madison County and Marshall County.