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What Do Family Lawyers Do?

What Do Family Lawyers Do?

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Family lawyers are an essential lifeline to parents and children in Alabama. They can make your divorce easier, answer your questions about adoption, help you create a valid prenuptial agreement, or request a decrease in your child support payments. You don’t want to navigate Alabama family courts without one. 

Different lawyers focus on different areas of the law to help people with their needs. Family lawyers specialize in legal proceedings and filings that deal with issues such as divorce, adoption, child custody, and pre and postnuptial agreements. If you are facing any legal family issue, a Huntsville family attorney can likely help. While these issues may seem simple enough that you might be able to handle them on their own, they can be more complicated than you think, and if done the wrong way, they can be time-consuming, expensive, and stressful to fix.

The Job of a Family Lawyer

While some family lawyers home in on one specific area of family law such as adoptions, others can handle most other family law issues such as:

  1. Divorce and the issues related to divorce such as the division of marital property, child custody and support, and spousal support 
  2. Drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  3. Litigating related matters 
  4. Representing victims or perpetrators of domestic violence in civil protection order proceedings
  5. Defending clients accused of domestic violence in criminal proceedings
  6. Adoption and guardianship
  7. Juvenile delinquency
  8. Child abuse and neglect 

A Huntsville family lawyer is skilled in negotiating contracts, creating pleadings, and other legal documents, litigating contested matters, counseling clients on their legal rights and options, and attempting to resolve disputes. Keep in mind that family lawyers spend most of their time out of court preparing paperwork or negotiating the terms of a divorce.

Choosing a Huntsville Family Lawyer

When you hire a family lawyer, it is essential to remember that you will be sharing several private details of your life with this person. They will likely become very familiar with your financial situations and even your personal relationships. 

You need to feel comfortable that they are trustworthy and non-judgmental. You should be confident that they have your best interests at heart, not what will make their job easier. It is the job of a family law lawyer to present you with your legal options but not to make decisions for you.   

A Huntsville Family Attorney is on Your Side 

Matters of family law can be confusing and even cause anxiety. You might feel alone and uncertain about your future. You can count on our skilled attorneys being there for you whether you need help with an adoption, modifying a divorce decree, crafting a valid prenuptial agreement, or setting up a parenting plan. We work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your situation. Call Cloud, Ryan & Rouse at 256-801-1000 or get in touch via our easy online contact form to make an appointment for your private consultation with an experienced Huntsville family attorney. We are here to help, no matter what family law issue you are facing.


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