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Family law is complex. Divorce, child support and custody, paternity, adoption, alimony, and other family-related issues are taxing on all parties.

As your Madison County family law attorney, we have the:

  • Experience necessary to resolve legal issues
  • Skill to navigate complex situations, such as a gray or high-asset divorce
  • Persistence to fight for the best outcome in your case

Residents of Madison County have relied on our professionalism and care for several years. Your family matters deserve the representation of an attorney who is passionate about every case.

If you’re going through an adoption, divorce, child custody issues, or any of the services listed below, give us a call immediately to discuss your case.

Call us today at (256) 736-8744 to schedule your consultation.

Hankey Law Family Law Services in Madison County

Our attorneys at the Hankey Law Firm help people – just like you – get back on a path of normalcy as soon as possible. Your legal matters are short-term, but they can consume you during the process.

We take the burden off of our clients and help them with:

  • Divorce: Alabama is one of the top 5 states with the highest divorce rates. If you’ve been a resident of the state for at least six months, you can file for divorce. State laws do not include a mandatory wait period, but divorce includes more than just filing. We’ll assist you with the division of assets, child custody and support issues, alimony, temporary orders and filing your papers.
  • Gray Divorce: Divorces involving long-lasting marriages are becoming more prevalent. You might not need to worry about child custody, but you’ll likely have more assets to divide, and alimony may be considered, which lasts up to 5 years. We’ll help you with the complex nature of a gray divorce, including taxes and asset division, real estate division, handling retirement accounts and more.
  • High Asset/Complex Divorces: Equitable division of assets grows in complexity with high asset couples. Forensic accounting may be necessary, along with business or real estate valuations and selling assets, to make equitable distribution fair for both spouses. We’ll work closely with you to identify every asset and negotiate on your behalf for a fair division of assets.
  • Division of Property and Assets: Property division in Madison County follows equitable distribution laws. “Fair and equitable,” may not mean the division is equal. We’ll work diligently to negotiate on your behalf for an equal share of the assets so that you can begin your new, single life in a better financial situation.
  • Child Support: As your Madison County family law attorney, we know that caring for your child is your top priority. We can help you fight for child support during a divorce or file a motion if your ex refuses to pay and you need a court order enforced.
  • Child Custody: Joint custody is sought in every Alabama divorce because it’s in the best interest of the child. The courts may find that joint custody is not in the best interest of the child and deny it. We’ll work to pursue an agreement that allows you the most time possible with your child.
  • Alimony: Spousal support, known as alimony, may be granted to one spouse who is dependent on the other to maintain their standard of living. As your attorney, we’ll work to prove the need for support and show that the alimony can be paid without hardship.
  • Adoption: Adding to your family is an exciting experience, but the legal side of things can be complex. We’ll help to expedite the adoption by ensuring that you meet all requirements, petition for the adoption and even file it in court for you.
  • Paternity: Establishing paternity is an emotional procedure. We’ll help by establishing paternity, submitting all of the necessary documents and ensuring that your rights are protected through the entire process.

Our attorneys will work by your side through all family law issues. We know that every case is different, but we’ll stand by your side to achieve the best possible outcome.

Why Choose Hankey Law Firm?

Hankey Law Firm is ready and waiting to help you through your family law troubles. Clients choose us because:

  • We have a wealth of experienced, dedicated attorneys who will handle the ins and outs of your case.
  • Communication remains a top priority. We’ll keep you informed throughout the entire process.
  • We have experience helping many clients in and around Madison County through challenging divorces, adoption, child custody and more.
  • We advocate for your rights, ensuring that we follow every legal guideline to achieve the best possible outcome for your legal situation.

What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

Family law attorneys handle cases involving family relationships, including but not limited to:

  • Divorce
  • Division of assets
  • Child custody and child support
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Estate planning
  • Probation

Some attorneys are more focused on certain aspects of family law, but generally, if you have an issue involving family relationships, a family law attorney can help.

Filing for Divorce in Alabama

How Much Could a Madison County Family Law Attorney Cost?

A family law attorney can help you navigate some of life’s most difficult moments, whether it’s divorce, paternity matters, child custody or the division of assets. In complex cases such as these, the outcome is more important than the cost.

Still, many clients want to be prepared for the road ahead.

While every attorney is unique, most bill their clients hourly while others charge a flat fee.

The cost will depend on several factors, including your location, the complexity of your case and the attorney’s experience level.

When working with a family law attorney, make sure that you understand their fees and how their billing works.

Do Family Law Attorneys Handle Divorce?

The terms “family law” and “divorce” are often used interchangeably. While divorce does fall under the family law category, divorce attorneys may offer different services from family law attorneys.

Family law attorneys do handle divorce, along with other family law matters, such as adoption, child custody, child support, and paternity. However, divorce attorneys are typically hyper-focused on divorce. Some do not work on cases that involve child support or child custody. Instead, they focus on cases involving property distribution or high-net-worth spouses.

If you’re facing a divorce involving children, a family law attorney is more likely to provide the services you need. In addition to divorce proceedings and property division, your attorney can help resolve child custody and support disputes.

Because family law attorneys typically work on more complex cases involving children, they’re often more empathetic to their clients’ situations and take a more compassionate approach to their services.

How Hankey Law Firm Can Help with Your Family Law Needs

Family law matters are complex and emotionally challenging. Whether you’re facing divorce, child custody issues or paternity matters, an experienced Madison County family law attorney can help you achieve the best outcome for your case.

For more than two decades, Hankey Law Firm has been advocating for clients in Madison County. We take the time to get to know our clients and their situations so that we can recommend the best course of action to resolve each legal issue.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your family law needs.