Birmingham Divorce Lawyer
Reasons To Choose Us
We’re Extensively Experienced
We Offer Affordable Payment Plans
We Provide Free Case Consultations
We’re Available Evenings & Weekends
We Utilize Flat Fees For Uncontested Divorce Cases
We Have A Track Record Of Success
It can be daunting to approach a divorce, and
Gossman Law Firm, LLC understands what you are going through. We want to provide you with the
support you need while navigating a complicated process and getting through
difficult times. Our Birmingham divorce lawyer will guide you through
every step of your case, treating you with respect and compassion, and
providing the skilled representation that you need. Even the simplest
divorce can come with a number of legal obstacles, but with the experienced
knowledge of a divorce lawyer in Birmingham you can avoid making the mistakes
that so many others fall victim to.
We can guide you through any divorce process, including:
Contested & Uncontested Divorce
When going into a divorce, many people wonder what the difference between
a contested and uncontested divorce is, and which one they will need to
pursue. During an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree with all terms
of the divorce and are ready to move forward. A contested divorce is a
more complicated process, and occurs when either spouse disagrees with
any part of the divorce terms. Generally, these disagreements concern
division of property,
child support, or
alimony. Mediation is frequently used to help settle these issues as the divorce proceeds.
Talk to us about your specific situation during a free case evaluation!
The Divorce Process
To start the divorce process, one party, the Plaintiff, files a petition
with the court. The divorce papers must then be served upon the other
spouse, the Defendant, which can occur in a number of different ways.
The Defendant must provide a response within a limited amount of time.
This answer contains any objections that the Defendant has to the allegations,
and can include a counter-petition. If the parties are then not able to
make a temporary agreement concerning custody, support, living arrangements,
etc., a pendent lite hearing can be set to take testimony. The Judge will
issue an order establishing temporary custody, possession of the home,
child support, maintenance, visitation, etc.
Throughout the process, negotiations and mediation are attempted whenever
possible to resolve disputes. However, if the parties do not reach a settlement,
a trial is set, testimony and evidence are presented to the court, and
the Judge issues a final judgment.
Contact a Birmingham Divorce Lawyer You Can Trust
Because divorce can be such a harrowing and complicated matter, getting
a lawyer who is both competent and compassionate is of vital importance.
At Gossman Law Firm, LLC, Richelle Gossman, our Birmingham divorce attorney,
has over eight years of experience helping clients through divorces and
family law matters. With our level of commitment to our clients, you get
the personalized attention and support you need. Let us protect your best
interests and guide you toward a better tomorrow.
at (205) 402-8808 today to get help from an experienced family law firm!