Frequently Asked Questions

Family Law

Do you need an attorney to get a divorce?

Having legal representation during a contested or uncontested divorce is the single best way that a spouse can protect their own rights and those your children. Although technically you don’t need an attorney to get a divorce, it’s highly advised that you consult one if you expect to secure an equitable settlement. This is true even if you and your spouse both want a divorce and agree about the terms involved.

How do you get custody of a child?

Getting sole custody of a child requires that the parent seeking custody demonstrate that the other parent concerned is unwilling, unable, or unfit to participate in a joint custody arrangement. Ask your Huntsville custody attorney about what you can do to make your case effectively and secure sole custody of your minor children in the State of Alabama.

How do you get child support?

Child support is based on the total cost of raising a child and on the ability of each parent to contribute to paying for it. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know exactly how a court may choose to rule in any specific case, but a good support lawyer can give you an idea of what you can expect where your own situation is concerned.

Business Law

What kind of business entity model is best?

Most of the time, the limited liability company or LLC is the best business model for business owners when it comes to minimizing taxes and liability, but there are other cases in which corporations or other entities may be preferable. Talk to an Alabama business law attorney about the differences between the different kinds of business models and which one may be right for you.

Business Law

How do you know if you have a personal injury case?

If the recklessness or carelessness of another person or party may have played a role in causing your injuries, it’s likely you have a case. An injury attorney can advise you about how to proceed based on the specifics of your case.

Will my personal injury case go to court?

About 90% of injury cases are resolved through negotiations, while the remainder generally proceed to court. However, there’s no way to predict in advance whether or not your own case will end up in litigation.

Real Estate Law

Why should you consult a lawyer if you’re buying a home?

Realtors have an interest in closing transactions and may be reluctant to point out reasons why you should avoid purchasing a home due to this conflict of interest. Only a real estate lawyer should be advising you about the legal aspects of a transaction.


What’s better: a will or a trust?

Whether a will or a trust is better for your family depends on a number of factors including the relative complexity of your asset portfolio, your medical and financial needs, and others. Your estate planning attorney can advise you as to which may be better according to your own circumstances.