Guntersville, AL Custody Lawyers

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Divorce is never an easy thing to go through, especially when there are children involved. There are a myriad of emotions that can override your ability to think clearly, especially when it comes to creating a custody arrangement in which you’ll have to essentially share time with your children. When tensions are high, it can be challenging to see eye-to-eye with your co-parent, but it’s crucial to put your child’s well-being above all else. At Foxtrot Family Law, our number one priority is lessening the emotional impact that divorce and custody matters can take on your children.

Our Guntersville custody lawyers understand how sensitive and personal custody issues can be, which is why we’re passionate about advocating for a solution that is in your child’s best interest. It is so important to remember that while divorce is a difficult transition for you, it is likely just as difficult, if not more so, for your children. Life as they know it is changing, which is why you need compassionate and trustworthy legal guidance to help get your family from this chapter to the next as. Call Foxtrot Family Law today to request a consultation and discover your legal options.

Guntersville Custody Lawyers

What Does Custody In Alabama Entail?

If you and your co-parent cannot agree on the terms of your custody arrangement, Alabama’s custody laws say that a judge will determine custody based on your children’s best interests. A judge will evaluate a variety of factors, including the following:

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

There are two types of custody in Alabama: legal and physical. Legal custody has to do with which parent will make important decisions on behalf of their children when it comes to important matters like education, healthcare, religion, and more. Physical custody has to do with where the child will primarily reside the majority of the time. Both types of custody can be shared jointly, or owned solely by one parent depending on the circumstances of the situation. If physical custody is shared jointly, it doesn’t mean that the child’s time with be split 50/50 between both parents

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Why Work With A Guntersville Custody Lawyer?

No one understands your child quite like you and your co-parent do, especially not a judge who hasn’t met them before. We like to encourage clients to pursue mediation or negotiation with their co-parent when it comes to creating custody arrangements because it keeps the decision-making power regarding your children’s future in your hands. That being said, we understand that this isn’t going to be feasible in every situation, like if there are extenuating circumstances where one parent has a history of domestic violence or substance abuse. If that’s the case, we will fight on your behalf for the safest outcome for you and your children.

Our Guntersville custody lawyers will take the time to get to know you so that we can create a legal strategy tailored to meet your needs. You can trust that we will advocate for your parental rights each step of the way.

Call Foxtrot Family Law Today

At Foxtrot Family Law, our team has over 35 years of combined experience serving families in Alabama facing divorce and custody issues. We care deeply about helping our clients get through the trying transitions that can occur throughout their lives. Allow us to put our skills and knowledge to the test on your behalf. If your marriage is over and you need help creating a custody arrangement, call Foxtrot Family Law today to request a consultation and learn about the next steps.

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