Birmingham Child Custody Lawyer

Protecting Your Parental Rights--(205) 417-1448

If you are currently facing a child custody dispute, it is important that you have a knowledgeable attorney by your side to look out for your best interests. It can be devastating for any parent to lose custody of their child, or even to struggle to reach a resolution that works for your family.

With nearly 10 years of dedicated legal experience, you can be reassured that I am the right choice for your case. I know exactly how to achieve your goals and will exhaust my resources in order to do so. From past experience at the public defender's office and as a professional who has successfully handled numerous trials, I have a unique understanding of the courtroom, which can give you the upper hand in trial.

Call me at the Law Office of Zach Horsley, LLC to discuss modifying, enforcing, or drafting a legally binding child custody order!

Types of Child Custody

Physical custody vs legal custody – One may have physical custody but not be legal custodian of the child and one may have legal custody and not have physical custody of the child. Courts are used to clear up that issue.

When establishing child custody, couples are given the option to make an agreement without going to court. This cost-effective and efficient alternative often involves processes such as mediation or negotiation. If you are unable to reach an amicable agreement, your case may be taken to court.

The court officials will build a child custody agreement on your behalf based on the best interests of your child. This arrangement may have a huge impact on the future of your child.

Your child custody agreement may be arranged in the following ways:

  • Sole custody - The individual is granted sole physical and legal custody of the child.
  • Joint custody - Both parents are granted shared legal and physical custody of the child.
  • Visitation - Parents are granted shared custody and detailed parenting schedules are arranged.
  • Parenting plans - This plan establishes holidays and other dates and times when a non-custodial parent may visit the child.

Other issues may have a tremendous impact on your child custody arrangement. If domestic violence, abuse, or neglect is present in a home, this will affect your child custody arrangement with your former spouse. If needed, I can help with the enforcement of orders, contempt proceedings, or domestic violence protection orders.

Protecting Your Child's Best Interests

I understand how emotionally exhausting and traumatizing this may be for your family, and I am prepared to act as your strongest advocate. You can be confident in my ability to ensure that your parental rights are fully protected. When your child's well-being is at stake, don't face the legal system alone.

Call my firm to discuss your child custody situation in your free initial consultation!

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Law Office of Zach Horsley, LLC
Birmingham Divorce Attorney
1929 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
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