Get the legal support and protection you need during this difficult time.
Divorce is the most frequent issue that arises in family law, but this does not make it any less overwhelming. Katie understands this can be an emotional time and the legal process can appear intimidating. She will support you throughout the process and provide you with the legal guidance you need to face your divorce with confidence.
Set up a free consultation to find out more about her dedicated knowledge and representation in all aspects of divorce, including matters involving:
- Child custody
- Child support and visitation
- Spousal support/Alimony
- Property division
- Post-divorce modifications
A simple and economical solution for a non-disputed divorce.
Uncontested divorce is an option for couples who are seeking a divorce and are able to work together amicably through the divorce negotiations and agree upon final terms. This type of divorce forgoes trial and is completed more quickly. Although you may not have to step foot in the court room, legal guidance is still necessary to ensure you complete all divorce requirements. Katie can lead you through this process to until you’re satisfied with your divorce agreement.
If you and your spouse have agreed on all of the separation of marital assets and believe you have an uncontested divorce, learn more at Cheap Alabama Divorces.
Change in life is inevitable, so are modifications of your divorce, custody, or support.
Change in life is inevitable, and life can often change significantly after a divorce. Modifications allow you to modify something settled upon in a divorce, such as a child support or child custody agreement. Katie understands bringing up another legal issue can be difficult or intimidating, but she is here to help meet your needs through any life change. If you have recently experienced a life change that requires a modification, contact Katie to set up a free consultation and discuss the specifics of your situation.
Find out the types, details, and legal ramifications of custody.
Parents without child custody have the right to seek visitation with their children. Katie’s main concern is the child’s wellbeing, with the knowledge that Courts believe it is best for the children to maintain a healthy relationship with both parents. If you’re a parent without custody and interested in gaining visitation rights, set up a free consultation with Katie to discuss your situation.
Find out the types, details, and legal ramifications of custody.
Child custody involves the parents’ ability to spend time with and care for their children as well decision making. There are two types of custody; physical and legal and many custodial variations from joint to sole custody. It is important to have these details and legal ramifications explained to you with particularity to your case. No matter what the situation may be, Katie will help you reach a decision in the best interest of your children.
Child support is not just for divorce, every child has a right.
Parents have an obligation to provide financial support for their children and child support arrangements must be determined. Child support is used to cover the basic costs of raising a child, and Katie will help you reach this agreement with the child’s best interest at the forefront of her mind while working to meet each parents’ needs as well.
LANDLORD & TENANT
Landlord tenant law deals with the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. As a tenant you have certain rights to the space you rent and a landlord has limits on what they can and can’t do as well as obligations of notice and upkeep. Likewise, a landlord has a right to protect their property and revenue by taking action when a tenant is not meeting their responsibility. If you are a landlord or a tenant who needs to protect your rights, you need a competent attorney who will fight and defend you.
Being named as the father on a birth certificate is not enough to establish your parental rights. Let Katie help establish paternity rights, benefits and obligations. Paternity gives both parents the legal right to seek custody, visitation, child support, and establish a say in major decisions about the child. Let Katie help establish paternity rights, benefits and obligations and inform you about the possibilities related to your particular case.
Divorce and other difficult home situations can often leave children in unhealthy positions with no one to speak for them. Katie’s first priority is the well-being of children and she will serve as their voice to earn the justice they deserve.
Stepparent adoptions involve a stepparent adopting the child of his or her spouse. Stepparent adoptions also provide a lifelong gift to the child; knowing that he or she is loved and wanted, and that his or her care and needs will be provided. Stepparent adoption also provides a legal parent for a child whose biological parent is no longer a part of the child’s life, such as if the biological parent has died or abandoned the child. If you are considering adopting your stepchild, please contact Katie for a free consultation to explain how she can help.
DUI & CRIMINAL LAW
Many accused of drunk driving find themselves in a situation that they do not often fully understand, and having a DUI attorney is very important. You need someone to take the time to listen to you and explain the legal ramifications of your case to come up with the best plan for resolution. DUI punishments can be severe, including heavy fines, jail time, driver’s license suspension or revocation, and mandatory sentences; not to mention employment and insurance ramifications. College students especially want to preserve their future opportunities. So it’s extremely important that you have the right attorney on your side. Katie will focus her attention on serving your best interest and strive to provide the highest quality DUI defense representation.
Contracts are an important part of any business agreement, and Katie is well equipped to write contracts for any situation. If you’re in need of a contract between yourself and a business or client, set up a free consultation with Katie to discuss your specific needs.
Simple Wills and Power of Attorney.
A simple will allows you to dictate your estate wishes rather than surrendering to probate laws. It clearly becomes more important after you have children, since a will allows you to name a guardian. But anyone who has accumulated some money or other assets should have a basic will. Whether you have children or not to plan for in your estate, you should consider the following when creating or updating your plan: How would you like your assets distributed? Who will make health and financial decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able? Are there charitable organizations you wish to support after your lifetime? This is your legacy and these are decisions that take thought and shouldn’t be left to a quick online portal that promises a cheap solution.
“Justice Driven. Client Focused.”
I became an attorney to help people through one of the toughest times in their lives. I give my clients an honest assessment of the legal issues and potential outcomes and take all necessary steps to achieve the most favorable result.