I am a family law attorney practicing in the Mobile, Alabama area. My practice... more
I am a family law attorney practicing in the Mobile, Alabama area. My practice handles family law issues across a broad spectrum, ranging from adoptions to termination of parental rights. Other matters handled include contested and uncontested divorces, child custody disputes, child support actions, Rule NISI/ contempt actions, determination of paternity hearings, as well as modification of chi... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.