Since family law involves family—spouses, children, and other family members—it is almost a given that family law matters can get extremely emotional. Whether a divorce is in the works, a child custody issue is being decided, or a couple’s marital assets are being divvied up, there is always the potential for acrimony and irritation. In particular, divorce often goes from being a relatively friendly, uncontested divorce to a decidedly unfriendly, contentious divorce in the blink of an eye.
Because of the emotions involved, it is crucial that you have a Walker County family law lawyer from Hankey Law Firm by your side during these issues. Family law focuses on issues that involve family relationships like adoptions, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child custody, child support, divorce, alimony, and more. Attorneys that practice family law can represent their clients in family court proceedings or in case-related negotiations. Important legal documents like court petitions are also within the purview of a family law attorney.
In some instances, family law may intersect with other legal practice areas. As an example, domestic violence and child abuse often involve criminal investigations as well as family law proceedings. Family courts must determine how to protect victims, ensuring a safe environment for all those involved. When choosing a Walker County family law lawyer, it is important that you choose an attorney you can easily communicate with.
Hankey Law Firm and attorney Shelbie Hankey make communication a priority. When you call Hankey Law Firm a real person answers the phone, and you will virtually always be able to talk to an attorney or a paralegal. The client portal is also used as a communication tool, with documents clients need to see uploaded onto their client portal. If integrity, communication, and advocacy are important qualities to you, Hankey Law Firm can provide the assistance you need during a difficult time.
Located in central Alabama, Walker County has a population of approximately 66,000. Walker County was originally formed from sections of Tuscaloosa and Marion Counties, named after Senator John Walker. Walker County saw a significant reduction in its own size in 1850 when it was split to allow the northern half to become Winston County.
The county seat of Walker County is Jasper, named after William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. There are multiple sites in Walker County that have made the list of the National Register of Historic Places, including the Stephenson House, the Gilchrist House, the Bankhead House, and Boshell’s Mill. Walker County is also home to the beautiful Lewis Smith Lake and the William B. Bankhead Natural Forest.
When you are deeply involved in a family law issue, it can be difficult to see the situation clearly. You are naturally emotional and may be unable to see the “bigger picture.” At Hankey Law Firm, our attorneys can help you see the bigger picture. We can reassure you that the time will come when this issue will be behind you, and you will be able to move forward in your life. Understandably, this is a difficult concept. Perhaps you’ve been blindsided by a spouse filing for divorce, or you are the one who recognizes that it is time to take that step. Either way, there are many details involved in unhitching your life from the person you married. If you’ve been married for a long time, it can be even more difficult.
Not only must you envision a new future for yourself and perhaps for your children, but you may be struggling financially, or forced to change jobs or move out of a home you’ve lived in for a very long time. All of these things can bring high levels of anxiety and stress. At Hankey Law Firm, we are committed to helping you put your life back together. We believe that one day you will wake up and feel excited about your future after a difficult time.
Hankey Law Firm handles many different family law areas, specifically, the following:
When a family problem is at its worst, the need for a good Walker County family law lawyer is virtually always the answer. Of course, you want your family law attorney to be professional, inspire trust and confidence, and be experienced and knowledgeable about the laws surrounding family law issues. Family law can be complex, with trends constantly evolving. The perspective of your judge can literally change your future; therefore, your lawyer must have deep expertise in family law.
If you are dealing with a divorce, you want to make sure your attorney is a confident, experienced negotiator, so do your research. At Hankey Law Firm, we prepare every case as though it will go to court. This means we are never caught unaware by something unexpected. We recognize the fact that there are many family lawyers out there, but we also believe that once you meet Shelbie Hankey and her legal team, your choice will become crystal clear.
At Hankey Law Firm, we work hard to be the client’s “voice” as well as the voice of reason during a time when emotions are all over the place. We never take your money, then fail to do the job you hired us to do. We fully understand that our clients come to us during some of the worst times of their lives. We hope we can help clients make sense of their circumstances, finding a way forward, away from an emotionally hurtful or physically harmful situation. If you have a family law issue that you need highly skilled assistance with, contact a Walker County family law lawyer from Hankey Law Firm today.