Child Custody Attorney in Birmingham
Reasons To Choose Gossman Law firm, LLC
We Have Extensive Experience Handling Family Law Matters
We Have An Exceptional Track Record Of Success
We Prioritize Client Satisfaction & The Well-Being Of Your Family
We Offer Affordable Payment Plans & Free Case Consultations
We Charge Flat Fee Rates For Uncontested Divorces
We Are Available For Weekend & Evening Appointments
Children are precious, and are of the utmost importance during a divorce.
Either party in a
divorce can request that an attorney be appointed to represent the children and
to protect their best interests. This attorney is the guardian ad litem,
is appointed by the Judge, and represents only the children.
Attorney Richelle H. Gossman is a licensed and certified guardian-ad-litem, and has been appointed
to represent children in numerous cases in the courts of Birmingham, Alabama.
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Birmingham Child Custody Lawyer: Striving For the Child's Best Interest
Many factors are taken into consideration when determining custody, and
the goal of the Court is to determine the best interests of the child.
Many things are taken into consideration, including the parent’s
relationship with the child, current living arrangements, alcohol or drug
issues, employment, school zones, health, etc.
Factors that influence child custody decisions include:
Abuse or neglect by either parent
The current custody arrangement and living situations
Any history of drug or alcohol abuse
Each parent's employment and financial stability
The child's preference when applicable
Different Forms of Custody
There are many different types of custody, including joint custody, shared
custody, and sole custody. Joint custody is when both parents have equal
custody and custodial rights. Sole custody is when one parent has legal
and physical custody, and the noncustodial parent has designated visitation
periods, the right to all medical and school records, etc. Shared custody
can be almost any mixture of the two, and specifies who the primary decision
maker is when the parties are unable to agree on different issues. Custody
is a very complex subject involving multiple factors, which is another reason
why it is so important to retain a lawyer.
Contact Gossman Law Firm, LLC Today
When you come to us, our Birmingham child custody attorney can listen to
all your concerns and help you create a plan of action. With over eight
years of experience, we have the knowledge and skill that it takes to
earn a positive outcome. To get started, schedule an appointment with
us today; we offer weekend and evening meeting times for your convenience.
Contact our firm
at (205) 402-8808 to get in touch with a compassionate and skilled lawyer
who can help.