Serving MONTGOMERY, and the River Region of Alabama for over 20 years!
At Clenney and Palmer LLC, we offer experienced family law attorneys to people in need of emergency protection. Since 1999, we have worked within the Alabama Family Courts on behalf of our clients, their children and their families. We use our knowledge of the law to help our clients and their families find protection and relief. It is our goal to make the legal system work to protect you.
The attorneys at Clenney and Palmer LLC recognize that every custody matter is unique. Our attorneys strive to properly counsel their clients in developing an extensive and complete parenting plan, but also the parental decision making issues including education, medical care and authorization for activities.
Under Alabama law, child custody is based on the best interest of the child, there are numerous factors to be considered. Depending on the age and maturity of the child, the court can and will consider the wants and needs of the particular child. The court may appoint a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) or you can hire a GAL. The GAL is an attorney who advocates for the best interest of the child and is non-partisan to either parent. The GAL is not meant to represent you.
At times, one parent relocates out of the area where the child lives and maintains primary custody of the child. This type of custody is the most likely dispute to lead the litigation. A parent's decision to relocate, and, also, relocate the child with them bring numerous issues which other custody disputes do not have. A proposed relocation of the child often affects establishing a primary residence and affects their relationship with the non-relocating parent and causes decision making issues for the child and other issues.
Clenney and Palmer Attorneys carefully analyze each child custody case and provide their clients with experienced insightful and honest advice for the best approach in a very difficult situation. No legal decision is made without every considering what is best for the family.
In divorce cases, child custody is the most often issue that leads to litigation and the most stressful part., Attorneys Clenney and Palmer understand this. Our staff and attorneys understand divorce and child custody cases are very stressful on clients. We know if you are going through a divorce which includes child custody, Attorneys Clenney and Palmer are here for you each step of the way. We keep you informed on your divorce or child custody case process, which helps ease your mind. Ms. Clenney and Ms. Palmer strive to provide you solace during this confusing and stressful time.
The Family Law Attorneys at Clenney and Palmer LLC can help you with:
- Establishing child support payments calculating support per Alabama guidelines
- Amending, modifying, terminating current child support agreement/orders
- Having support payer held in contempt of court, if failing to pay the court ordered amount
- Imputing a certain income amount on a parent (if not currently employed
- Deviating from the Child Support Guidelines
If you are married with children and going through divorce, then Alabama's child support laws are going to impact you and your spouse. If you are not married to your child's mother or father, Alabama's child support laws will effect you also. Both parents, whether married or not, have a legal duty to provide financial support for their children of the relationship. Alabama has laws that determine the child support obligations and insure the children are getting financial support from the parents.
Alabama's child support laws, forms, credits and calculations can be complicated. It is in your best interest to contact the family law attorneys at Clenney and Palmer LLC to help you. If you are the parent that will receive child support payments, you surely don't want to receive less support than you are entitled to. On the other hand, if you are the parent who will have to pay child support, you certainly don't want to overpay.
There are other child support obligations that may effect you besides the basic support payments. Issues like which parent pays health insurance, dental and vision insurance, school and college tuition/fees, daycare, extracurricular activities (sports, field trips, etc.) also have to be taken into account with child support. The Attorneys Clenney and Palmer are highly experienced with Alabama's child support laws and want to get you the best results possible.
If you and the other parent agree on your custody and visitation schedule, you can have any schedule you want. If there is no agreement, the child visitation lawyers at Clenney and Palmer LLC will negotiate with the other parent or other parent's attorney to secure the best visitation schedule for you.
If no agreement is reached between the parties regarding visitation schedule, the judge will determine it. Alabama doesn't have a standard visitation schedule for the state, but many counties and judges have a standard schedule they order when the parents do not agree. The judge can order almost any visitation terms as he or she sees proper under the facts and circumstances of your situation.
The child lives with the custodial parent and visits the non-custodial parent:
The standard schedules from the courts differ in exchange times, holidays and summer break time. All the standard schedules are meant to be the minimum amount of time that the non-custodial parent has with the child.
The child visitation lawyers at Clenney and Palmer LLC practice in multiple counties in Alabama and know what the courts or judge use as their standard visitation schedule.
When child visitation issues arise, you want a knowledgeable and experienced attorney by your side. You need a dedicated advocate to protect your rights, never should you appear before a judge without representation by a Clenney and Palmer LLC child visitation lawyer.