Dothan Child Custody Attorney
Fighting for Our Clients & Their Children
Child custody is one of the most contentious and emotional areas of family law. There is nothing more personal than determining where and with whom your children will live. At Reid Law Firm, our child custody lawyer in Dothan represents the best interests of our clients and their children both in and out of the courtroom.
If you are involved in a custody dispute, call (334) 319-8225 for skilled legal representation.
Alabama Child Custody Law
Alabama law has a preference for joint custody, which enables minor children to have frequent contact with both parents. Joint custody does not mean that children will spend an equal amount of time with each parent. In most situations, one parent is granted primary physical custody of the children, and the other parent has visitation rights.
Factors considered by Alabama courts may include the following:
- The age of the children
- Emotional, social, and material needs of the children
- Each parent’s home environment
- Capacity and interest of each parent in providing for the needs of the children
- Relationship between the children and each parent
- Effect of disrupting the existing living situation
- Each parent’s stability, as well as their mental and physical health
Custody issues often arise during divorce proceedings, but other circumstances may require a change in custody and result in a legal dispute. Whether custody is litigated during the divorce process or at another time, the primary consideration for the court is the best interests of the children.
Providing Strong Legal Representation
Since child custody disputes can be complicated and involve a range of factors, it is important to hire effective legal representation. Our child custody attorney in Dothan represents clients in complex custody cases, as well as when a change in situation requires a modification to an existing custody order. We can assess your situation and recommend the best way to proceed during a free consultation.
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