Birmingham Divorce Attorney

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

slider41-300x152If your spouse has filed for divorce or if you’re considering divorce yourself, the Birmingham family law attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are here to guide you through this difficult time.

Our lawyers know that every couple faces unique challenges when a marriage ends. Please call Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates today at (205) 545-7475 to schedule your personal divorce consultation at our Birmingham office. We have a special passion for protecting the best interests of children in divorce proceedings.

The Alabama Divorce Process

Divorce in Alabama may be filed by either spouse as long as one has been a legal resident of the state for at least six months or 180 days before the divorce filing. Our Birmingham divorce attorneys are here to support you through every step of this difficult process, including protection of your legal rights regarding:

Alabama is an “equitable distribution” state, meaning both spouses generally have a fair (but not necessarily equal) claim to any income and property they acquired as a married couple. That said, there are additional factors a court may consider in the equitable division of property, other assets, and any debt.

Depending on whether children are involved or the divorce is contested (where there is disagreement over the terms of divorce), the legal stages of divorce may include mediation or trial. Our lawyers are here to ensure your rights and the interests of your children are protected through every step of the divorce process.

Factors Involving Children in Alabama Divorce Proceedings

Our attorneys understand the complex emotional and financial challenges of divorce, especially when the interests of children are involved. We have extensive experience in divorce cases involving sensitive issues such as:

Alabama courts typically prefer both parents to maintain contact with and help support children following divorce. Amounts of child support and the terms of child custody will vary based on your individual circumstances. The lawyers at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates can help you understand and protect your parental rights.

If you need legal counsel for divorce, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates today to schedule a consultation with our experienced family lawyers. We welcome clients from the greater Birmingham area, Jefferson and Shelby counties, and communities throughout Alabama.