At M.S. McNair, Attorney at Law, P.C., we handle a wide range of family law and divorce matters for people in Mobile and throughout the surrounding areas. Family law matters can be very stressful because they touch on the things most personal to you: your family and your children.
Our law firm uses more than 33 years of experience to effectively resolve child custody disputes in a way that places the least amount of stress on Alabama families. We do what it takes to protect your interests and the best interests of your children.
Determining Child Custody in a Divorce or Paternity Proceeding
In an initial divorce or paternity proceeding, courts use a "best interests of the child standard" to determine child custody. Judges consider a series of factors in order to determine what is best for your children. They may consider which parent offers the most stable place to live, which homes offer good environments for children to live in, and whether parents have steady and decent jobs. Judges may also consider negative factors, like whether parents have a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Mobile child custody attorney Michael McNair helps Alabama courts see your child custody situation in the way that is most favorable to you and your family. As an experienced litigator, he knows how to spot potential issues. He also knows how to advocate forcefully for you and your children to protect your relationship.
Changes in Custody: Daphne Area Custody Modification Attorney
Over time, families change. Court orders that once made sense may need to be changed as well. As children grow into teens, they spend less time in the home. Parents also remarry and their new family arrangements can have an impact on child custody.
Negative events can happen too. Parents can sometimes engage in behaviors that put children in danger. They become addicted to drugs or alcohol, or abuse or neglect their children. In these cases, we can help parents take action to protect their children or to fight false allegations.
In proceedings to change child custody, the procedures and standards used by Alabama courts are different than in an initial divorce or paternity proceeding. You should discuss these with your attorney.
Other Family Law Matters
We also represent clients facing a range of family law matters, including child support, divorce, visitation, adoptions, division of property and debt in a divorce, paternity and alimony/spousal support. From straightforward matters to the most complex, we can help you and your family achieve the best possible results.
Contact a Lawyer at M.S. McNair, Attorney at Law, P.C.
Call us at 251-316-4350 or toll free at 800-640-7456. You may also contact us online. Consultations are convenient and confidential. Our law firm accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover.