Child Custody Attorney in Mobile, Alabama
If you are going through a divorce or are going through a separation and have a child in common with your partner, one of the most important issues you’ll need to address is that of child custody. At Jackie Brown: Attorney at Law, I am a child custody attorney in Mobile, Alabama, who can assist you with developing a parenting plan that is in the best interests of your child and that can work for you and your partner.
While it is possible to litigate child custody matters in court, it often works out best when both parties can resolve their differences outside of court, with the assistance of their child custody attorney. As a skilled child custody lawyer, I have the ability to ask tough questions, help you address the challenges of co-parenting, and fight to help you get the settlement you deserve under the law.
Important Child Custody Questions
My experience as a former Social Worker makes me uniquely situated to help you address some of the complex questions that must be asked when developing a child custody plan, including resolving issues such as:
Where will the child live?
How will visitation be arranged?
How will major decisions about the child be made?
How will changes to schedules, parenting plans, and other issues be addressed?
These are just some of the issues that must be worked out when making child custody decisions. Divorces involving children require an experienced and compassionate advocate. These judgments will shape your child’s future. I will work to ensure that an effective parental agreement can be met under the law or that the court makes the right judgment regarding the custodial arrangement.
Jackie Brown: Attorney at Law is a child custody law firm that can help you as you navigate these issues. Contact my law firm today. I serve those in Mobile, Alabama, and the surrounding areas of Washington County, Escambia County, and Jackson County.
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How Is Child Custody Determined in Alabama?
Child custody is determined by the courts based on many factors. Ultimately, judges are tasked to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children. What does this mean? What one parent might feel is in the best interest of the child may differ from what another parent might feel is in the best interest of the child. What a judge might feel is in the best interest of the child might differ from what both parents want.
Because the answers to these questions can vary so widely from person to person, it is often in the best interest of parents to resolve these issues outside of court with the assistance of an attorney.
Some factors a judge might consider when a child custody case goes to court include the following:
The individual needs of the children
The ability of each parent to provide a safe and healthy home environment that meets the individual needs of the children
The age, mental health, physical health, and financial status of each party seeking custody
The ability of each parent to meet the child’s health, emotional, and physical needs
The relationship each child may have established with each parent
Where each parent lives and how this might impact school and other relationships
The child’s wishes, if the child is old enough to make these choices
Other factors may be considered
When developing a child custody plan that works outside of the court setting, Jackie Brown: Attorney at Law is a child custody law firm in Mobile, Alabama that can help you determine which arrangement might be best for your family. If your child custody case must be taken to court, I can help you present the strongest case to reach your goals.