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
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
At Elder Law Firm, we devote ourselves to family law and estate and legacy planning.... more
At Elder Law Firm, we devote ourselves to family law and estate and legacy planning. Our experienced team offers unique and custom planning tools for families in the Birmingham metropolitan area. With that in mind, our mission is to develop long-term relationships with our clients to fully understand their specific needs; collaborate with their financial professionals to craft the most appropri... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.