Jim Holliman, a family law attorney Birmingham AL, focuses on clients in the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County and Shelby County.
Family ties are among the most private and enduring relationships in society. As many have discovered, family relationships are rarely free from conflict. When domestic issues cannot be solved within the home, Jim Holliman can help you restore order and provide a fair resolution for everyone involved. Family law is not just about divorce. Family law is about settling disagreements so the relatives can live in harmony, or at least without dispute.
Jim Holliman, a family law attorney, can help you decide if legal action is necessary to resolve a family matter. He offers compassionate, discrete, legal advice so you understand your options. He understands that you are entrusting your most private matters to us. Jim Holliman and his staff are good listeners, confidants and advocates for you during difficult times.
Family Law Attorney Birmingham AL
Family law addresses an array of domestic issues including child custody, child support agreements, divorce, domestic violence, marital agreements and paternity.
Adoption attorney - Adoption poses many legal and bureaucratic complexities. A knowledgeable family law attorney can spare you of much of the delay, frustration and expense of an adoption. Are you a parent struggling to find the right home for a child? Maybe you want to welcome someone into your home. Perhaps you are hoping to assume responsibility for a minor in your family. Jim Holliman can help so no detail is overlooked.
Child Custody Lawyer - The dissolution of a partnership raises difficult issues, particularly when children are involved. We can help to determine the best custodial arrangement for you and your children. We can review the custody evaluator’s recommendations and explain how local and state laws impact your case. We work with you to devise a child custody plan that works for everyone involved.
Child Support Agreement - Child support laws are different in each state, and it is important to understand the child support statutes and court decisions in Alabama. A child support agreement has many facets. For example, if you are paying child support for a child who comes of age, how do you get the support payments that are taken out of your paycheck to stop? Do you want to set up a child support agreement? Does the custodial parent have to prove that the child support wasn’t paid? These and many other similar questions can be answered by Jim Holliman.
Divorce Attorney - Divorce proceedings usually involve intense emotions and significant expense. We work with you throughout the divorce process to minimize the emotional strain and cost. We handle complex contested and uncontested divorces. If you and your spouse wish to keep your divorce proceeding private and away from the court, we will work with you, through voluntary mediation known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). During this process, both you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator to help resolve issues by mutual agreement. With ADR, there is complete disclosure and no litigation. Many individuals prefer this method as it tends to be faster, less costly and produces a more amicable outcome.
Domestic Violence - Domestic violence may include harassment, assault, sexual abuse and neglect. If you or someone you love has been physically or emotionally abused by a spouse or other relative, you should contact the police, then call us. We can inform the victim of his or her rights. We can obtain an Order of Protection from the court. In the case of marital abuse, if the injured party wishes to pursue a legal separation or divorce in light of the events, we can advise the best steps to keep you safe and dissolve the marriage as fast as possible. We strive to provide you with peace of mind. Should you require additional support beyond the legal realm, we can refer you to other resources to address all of your needs and begin the healing process. It is essential that you surround yourself with trusted advisers and friends. We provide the legal and emotional support needed to get you back on your feet.
Marital Agreements - We often draft Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements. These are contracts between adults who are either contemplating marriage or who are already married. These are also used when married parties wish to enter into contracts, in the case of the death of either party, as to what the other will receive upon the death of the spouse. Often, such agreements promote harmony, especially when the parties have been married before and have children and accumulated property from prior marriages that they wish to protect and control. Under Alabama law, these agreements must meet strict rules and requirements to be valid for protecting assets in the case of a termination of marriage, whether by death, divorce, annulment of marriage or legal separation.
Paternity Legal Services - When the identity of the biological father is in question, a paternity action may be necessary to determine paternity rights, child custody or child support. In this instance, the court will order a genetic test. The results are then used to establish a legal relationship between the parent and child and to determine the extent to which the father has an obligation to support the child. Even if the biological father does not wish to play an active role in the child’s upbringing, he still has an obligation to provide financial support to the minor. We offer legal guidance, assist in filing paternity suits with the appropriate court and/or defend against a paternity action.
Reach Out to Us
With our legal assistance, you can promote better family relationships and protect your interests so you can relax with peace of mind. If you want to know more about family law matters, call us today at 205-663-0281. Jim Holliman will help you so you can take care of yourself and your loved ones. We treat you like family.
We can explain all the features of family law that apply to a particular situation and family. We advocate for the family in Alabama. The ultimate goal is to protect your rights in a manner that is effective, legal and ethical. Contact us by email or call us at 208-663-0281.
Jim Holliman, Attorney