I approach family law, divorce and custody issues as problems to be solved, not wars... more
I approach family law, divorce and custody issues as problems to be solved, not wars to be fought. As a mediator, collaborative attorney, guardian ad litem as well as a litigating attorney, I help clients to identify and give voice to their own interests whichever forum they choose to resolve their disputes. These days families with children do not "split up" they reorganize. The more goodwill ... view profile
Family law attorney Patrick K. Yeatts is the owner and founder of The Yeatts Law... more
Family law attorney Patrick K. Yeatts is the owner and founder of The Yeatts Law Firm. Before founding The Yeatts Law Firm, Patrick served low-income families of Jefferson County, Alabama as a staff attorney for The Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Birmingham Bar Association. As a certified guardian ad litem, Patrick represented children who were re... 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.