Focused Family Law Advocacy In Tuscaloosa And Surrounding Counties
Child Custody And Child Support Personalized To Your Family
Most parents who are getting divorced agree that they want what is best for their children. But they may not agree what the kids’ best interests actually are. To reach the best possible child custody plan, turn to my family law office, Snodsmith Law, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am passionate about helping my clients make sure their children will get the best possible care and financial support moving forward.
The Most Common Myth About Child Custody In Alabama
Many fathers have the misconception that family courts automatically give full child custody to the mother. Fathers supposedly must settle for visitation, even when the mother is unfit.
The truth is, Alabama law presumes that joint custody is in the child’s best interests. However, extenuating circumstances can cause the court to set aside this presumption, such as one parent dealing with addiction or untreated mental illness, or having a history of domestic violence. Family court judges may tend to apply variations in different ways. As a local attorney, I am familiar with all the judges and how to adjust my strategy to suit their views.
Whichever side of the custody dispute you are on, I will aggressively pursue a personalized and practical solution. My goal in child custody matters is to reach a plan that is in your kids’ best interests and maintains your parent-child relationship. Your custody order will fit your family.
Determining Child Support
Child support is based on a formula laid out by the law. Factors typically include each parent’s income, how many kids they have together and the children’s medical expenses. Despite the guidelines, you may have good reason to seek a deviation. Whether you will be paying or receiving child support, I will make sure the payment level is practical and based on the facts.