Dothan Divorce Lawyer Devoted to Meeting your Legal Needs
By nature, family law matters are extremely stressful. At Billy J. Sheffield Law, our goal is to do everything within our power to reduce that stress for you. When you choose us to handle your family law case, we will take the time to get to know you. By devoting our attention to your unique situation, we will be prepared to meet your needs and expectations.
Call us at (334) 794-3733 to schedule a consultation with a dedicated Family Law Attorney.
Providing Personal Service To Our Family Law Clients
Years of experience have taught me the value of personal attention. I have become one of the top-rated divorce law firms in Dothan. To me, that means I am able to focus on our clients in a manner that is not always available at large, impersonal law firms. Our firm provides each client with the personal attention he or she deserves when going through a challenging family law matter.
Family Law Practice Areas
We are available to handle all family law matters, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support/alimony
- Domestic violence and child custody
- Property division
- International family law disputes/Hague Convention cases
- Post-divorce modifications of child support, spousal support or child custody and parenting time plans
- Stepparent adoptions
- Paternity cases
- Child Protective Services cases
- Change in circumstance
- Violations of orders
- Prenuptial and post-marital agreements
- Personal protection orders (PPOs)
- Marital tort claims (assault, abuse, fraud, emotional distress and transmission of STDs)
- Interference with visitation
- Parental relocation
- Changing schools and school districts
- Fathers' rights
- Mothers' rights
- Grandparents' and stepparents' rights
- Unmarried couples with children
Every family law matter is different. For that reason, I refuse to provide one-size-fits-all advice in these cases. Instead, I use my experience, knowledge and creativity to customize a legal strategy that is designed specifically to meet your needs. We believe that is the type of representation you deserve.
Handling all Aspects of Divorce
Facing divorce can be overwhelming. Uncertainty about the future and about important matters such as child custody and property division only adds to the strain individuals endure when confronting divorce. The entire process can be even more emotionally challenging for children.
Billy J. Sheffield, II works hard to minimize the emotional strain that clients and their families face by focusing on developing solutions outside of the courtroom whenever possible. We are dedicated to preserving our clients' interests, however, whether through a negotiated divorce settlement agreement or through divorce litigation.
In addition to handling all aspects of divorce, our family law attorneys are equipped to address related issues that arise in connection with divorce, such as revising wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments, and to pursue marital tort litigation in cases of assault, abuse, fraud, emotional distress or transmission of STDs.
Post-Judgment Divorce Modifications
The months and years following divorce are a time of change. Many individuals and families struggle to meet the demands of divorce decrees (such as child custody, child support or alimony) after time has passed and life circumstances have changed. Our firm represents clients in post-judgment divorce modifications, helping to make changes that accommodate personal, financial, legal and emotional changes.
Determining Child Custody
Alabama courts consider many factors when determining child custody arrangements. But at all times, the focus is on meeting the best interests of the child. Our firm can explain various types of custody that may fit your family's needs, including sole custody, joint custody, primary custody, physical custody and legal custody.
Mediation or negotiation may be viable options for parents facing child custody determinations. This is often a less contentious way of settling legal matters, if parents are at least somewhat prepared to work cooperatively.
Child Custody Modifications
After a divorce judgment has been entered, the mother and father have no choice but to live with that judgment and to try to make it work. After time has passed, many discover that an existing child custody arrangement is unworkable, doesn't fit the parents' schedules or does not benefit the child.
Through the process of a child custody modification, our firm assists clients in altering existing child custody arrangements. The courts require there to be a material change in circumstances to alter an existing divorce decree. Our firm will help to articulate that change in circumstances to seek an arrangement that fits your lifestyle and benefits your child.
Contact Us (334) 794-3733
To schedule a consultation with a Family Law attorney, call us at (334) 794-3733. Serving Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark and Headland and throughout Houston County, Henry County, Dale County, Geneva County, Coffee County, Pike County, Barbour County and surrounding areas.