Facing a divorce can be one of the most unsettling events in a person’s life. Almost every aspect of a person’s life is affected through a divorce. With the financial, emotional and day-to-day uncertainty, it can be extremely difficult to also try to understand what is happening legally. As your family law attorney, I will ensure that the legal and financial elements of your divorce are settled in the best manner possible for you and your family. Most of my clients find that once they know how things will work out with child custody and support, they are much more easily able to start making the other adjustments needed to transition to their new life.
Outside of child custody, financial matters are typically the most contested issue through a divorce. While it can be tempting rust to an agreement just to “get it over with” it’s important to remember that the decisions made during your divorce can have a significant financial impact on you and your family’s life for years to come.
To ensure that your financial interests are protected through your divorce, work with an experienced and effective family law attorney at Capps & Associates.
If you have minor children, one of the key issues that needs to be settled in your divorce is how they will share time between you and your ex-spouse. With only extreme situations as exceptions, the Alabama family law courts typically look for a shared plan between the mom and dad about how things will be handled. In cases where divorcing spouses simply cannot agree on how to proceed on matters of child support and custody, the family law court will have a custody hearing.
It’s not uncommon for divorcing spouses to have resentment and anger towards one another. However, the tactic of trying to paint the divorcing spouse as a bad parent in the hopes that it will leverage a better outcome for you is typically not effective and is not something I would recommend. To achieve the best outcome in a child custody case, both spouses need to be focused on what is best for the children as the number one priority. Using the kids as instruments in your fight with your ex-spouse is expensive, unnecessary and can be severely damaging to children.
My goal is to provide the best possible legal services at a fair price. While the number one goal is getting you the best possible outcome, it’s also important to know when to make some concessions. Many family law attorneys LOVE conflict; they can file motions and hearings about trivial things and bill you for every second of it. Instead, I work with you to come up with a reasonable plan that we can get your spouse to agree to, and execute it as quickly as possible. Your divorce is going to cost money and take time, but there is not need to spend more money or time on it than is absolutely necessary.
It’s important to me that you feel comfortable with the entire process, and that is why I offer an initial consultation for a small fee to help you understand how Alabama law applies to your situation and your options for moving forward. Whether or not you decide to hire us, you will have a much better understanding of what needs to be done after your first meeting.