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At Melissa Miller Law Firm, LLC, we are committed to helping families through challenging times. We understand that every family is different and we will work together with you to come up with a solution that best fits you and your family's needs. Family law includes everything from adoption to divorce to child support. Our office is equipped to handle all of your family law needs with compassion and understanding, after all nothing is more important than our families. We understand that family law issues are emotionally difficult times for our clients, so we treat each our clients as if they were part of our own family. When you are facing family law issues, you need an attorney who not only understands family law, but can guide you through your legal situation to help you make the best decision possible for you and your family.
At Melissa Miller Law Firm, LLC, we provide legal services and assistance with any of the following family law issues:
Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, exists in Alabama Courts to provide financial assistance to a spouse in order to preserve his or her accustomed standard of living, as it existed during the marriage. As an Alabama family law attorney, I will help you understand how alimony/spousal support laws and court decisions set the criteria for determining whether alimony/spousal support is applicable to your case.
If you are thinking about creating a legal relationship as the parent of a child, a lawyer knowledgeable in Alabama adoption laws and case history can provide significant help in handling the adoption process properly. I have helped many adoptive parents work through the adoption process throughout Huntsville and North Alabama.
Annulments and divorce are two very separate legal actions. Annulments determine the marriage was void from the very beginning. There are specific grounds that must be proven for annulments. I can help you determine whether your marriage meets the requirements for annulment.
In Alabama, child custody laws advocate and uphold the best interest of the child. Child custody and visitation are very emotional issues for parents, after all it involves one of the most precious of bonds on earth - the parent and child bond. The primary concerns with child custody judgments are to maintain the stability of the child's environment and avoid unjustifiable and disruptive custody changes. Our firm has assisted countless parents in these all important matters.
In Alabama, child support was established to ensure children of separate parents are provided for in the same matter as if their parents were still together. Alabama courts determine the amount of child support to be paid by the non-custodial parents in a formula that includes both parents income, the cost of daycare and health insurance premiums. Our firm is available to help you reach a successful resolution to your child support case, and will work hard to provide the personalized, attentive service you deserve.
Divorce is never easy. It is an emotional and confusing time. Your divorce will probably involve a wide range of issues that must be resolved. Having an experienced attorney to guide you through the process can make all the difference. Melissa Miller Law Firm, LLC will not only guide you through the legal aspects of divorce, but also help you set up plans for the future.
Who gets what? It's a question that brings a lot of stress to most people getting a divorce. At Melissa Miller Law Firm, LLC, we possess extensive knowledge of Alabama's property division laws as well as the skills and tools to handle complex and high-asset divorce cases.
If you believe that you are the father of a child, there are certain legal actions that you must take to be determined to be the legal father of that child. Our firm has helped many fathers establish paternity and gain their legal rights to a child. Melissa Miller Law Firm, LLC can help you protect your legal rights as a father.
It's every parent's worse fear, a county social worker taking your child into state custody. Whether you are a parent trying to regain custody of your child or a relative wanting to provide temporary care and custody of a child for a parent who is not able to, Melissa Miller Law Firm, LLC can help.
You may want to consider entering a separation agreement or you may consider an action for separate maintenance, which is much like filing for divorce yet you remain married. I will help you understand each process and take the action that is best for you, making sure that your goals are met and your rights are protected.
I work closely with client who wish to resolve their divorce disputes through mediation rather than going through the costly and lengthy process of litigation. Through mediation, Alabama couples facing divorce find a much more peaceful, cost efficient way to resolve their dispute.
If your family situation changes after divorce, so should your alimony and/or custody and support arrangements. If the other party has failed to follow the court's order, then we can bring an action to hold them in contempt. If you are seeking a modification or contempt action to your current alimony or custody situation, I will advise you if there has been a sufficient change in circumstances to warrant a motion to modify custody or support and how to proceed legally.
By drafting a prenuptial agreement, you can protect your specific wishes while planning your marriage. An important part of my role as an Alabama family law attorney is to help you and your future partner in marriage by drafting an agreement that is fair and enforceable in court in the event of death or divorce
As a victim of domestic violence, or the threat of it, you have the right under Alabama law to be protected. I will advise you of your options, counsel you about the ramifications of Protection From Abuse Orders on both you and the other person, and advise you on issues concerning Alabama's domestic violence laws.