Going through a custody battle may be the most intense ordeal of your lifetime. At Vella & King, Attorneys at Law, we understand how the stress and anxiety can make you feel like you will never move on from this place. With our help, however, you can—and you will.
Our firm is known for our compassion and honesty, as well as our strength. We will take the legal burden off of you and relentlessly pursue a favorable outcome. Nothing is more important than protecting your rights to your child, and we understand that. Our firm welcomes married couples, unmarried couples and same–sex couples who are in need of a family law attorney for custody.
Under Alabama family law, the court will consider what is in the child’s best interests regarding custody arrangements. This may include which parent can best care for the child and which environment is best for the child, among other factors.
To finalize custody orders, you will need to have a custody agreement/parenting plan in place. Depending on the specifics of the situation, this may be the biggest point of contention in a divorce. It is important that your attorney understands your needs and wishes and determines how to realize them for you.
In most cases, the parents will work together to draft the custody agreement. This most often happens in negotiation or mediation. As non-adversarial tactics, these are preferable to going to court, which is more stressful, time-consuming and expensive. In addition, when left up to a judge, a custody agreement may not work as well for your family as it would if you and your co-parent agree upon an arrangement. We try alternative dispute resolution whenever possible, but we will fight vigorously for your rights in court when that is the best option