Elizabeth Swann is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association... more
Elizabeth Swann is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association and the Family Law Section of Alabama. Elizabeth is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She is a graduate of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. Elizabeth attended the University of Alabama and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. With more than ten years of experience in the... view profile
I believe that representing clients in family law cases is not just a job or an area... more
I believe that representing clients in family law cases is not just a job or an area of law to practice. I believe it is a calling, a mission given to me by God to help hurting people. That calling was so crystal clear the night I prayed for guidance. I did not initially understand what that meant. I thought God was calling me to be a personal injury lawyer. Many of my life ... view profile
A native of North Alabama, Rebekah Graham earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political... more
A native of North Alabama, Rebekah Graham earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1997 and her Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the Univeristy of Alabama in Huntsville in 1999. After working for Huntsville Hospital Systems for several years, she went on to obtain a Juris Doctor at Samford University, where she was the receipient ... view profile
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.