Decatur, AL Custody Lawyers

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Divorce can be a significantly overwhelming process for a couple (who originally intended on spending their lives together) to go through. There are important decisions that must be made in the midst of grappling with the emotional implications that come with the decision to divorce. When a couple shares children together, the legal and emotional implications are only amplified.

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce and you need to create a custody arrangement for your children, Foxtrot Family Law’s Decatur custody lawyers can help you navigate the road ahead. We can help you find an arrangement that’s in the best interest of your family. Call now to request a consultation and discover your options!

Decatur Custody Lawyers

Custody In Alabama

In Alabama, if you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your custody arrangement, the ultimate say-so will be given to a judge. The judge will evaluate your family’s situation and use a variety of factors to determine what kind of arrangement will best serve your children’s needs. A few of these factors include:

  • An agreement, or lack thereof, between both parents
  • The children’s needs
  • The children’s relationship with both parents and any siblings
  • Work schedules
  • Mental and physical health of both parents
  • Plans for childcare
  • History of neglect or abuse
  • And more!

What Does Alabama Custody Entail?

There are two types of custody in Alabama: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to which parent will hold the decision-making power when it comes to matters like education, healthcare, religion, and more. Physical custody refers to which parent the children will reside with the majority of the time. Both legal and physical custody are responsibilities that can be owned solely by one parent, or shared jointly by both.

It’s important to remember that custody does not have a one-size-fits-all formula, so what has worked for friends or family in the past, may not work for you and that is okay. Your family is unique! That’s why it’s important to work with our Decatur custody lawyers, because we understand that! We’ll help you create an arrangement that fits you and your children’s needs!

Why Work With One Of Our Decatur Custody Lawyers?

Even if a judge does their due-diligence in evaluating your family’s circumstances to determine a custody arrangement that best suits your children, no one understands your kids better than you do. If you want to be the one to make the decisions about their living situation, their schooling, their time with you, and more, you must enlist the help of our seasoned Decantur custody attorneys. Working collaboratively with your co-parent is not only more peaceful for you and your children, but it keeps their well-being at the forefront so that you can reach the greatest possible resolution for your family.

Remember, divorce isn’t just hard on you and your ex; it’s just as hard, if not more so, on your children. Even if divorce is what’s best for everyone, your children may not fully understand that. They do understand, however, that your divorce is a disruption to your family and their lives. We can help lessen the impact that divorce and custody-related matters have on your kids as much as possible. Our Decatur custody lawyers will take the time to get to know you and understand your family dynamics so we can create a legal strategy that helps you gain peace of mind, and stabilizes the best possible future for your children.

How Foxtrot Family Law Can Help

At Foxtrot Family Law, we have over 35 years of combined experience with Alabama’s family laws. We are passionate about helping families through some of life’s most difficult transitions. Trust our Decatur custody lawyers to put their skills and knowledge to work on your behalf and allow us to protect the most important people in your life; your kids. Call now to request a consultation and learn about your options.

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