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Birmingham Child Custody Attorney

Child Custody Lawyers in Birmingham, AL

At Ruth Robinson Law, we understand how important it is for parents to be able to maintain a meaningful relationship with their children following divorce or paternity establishment. We also understand how difficult it can be to resolve custody issues without the help of an experienced family law attorney.

Contact us online to discuss your custody concerns with an attorney who is committed to helping you resolve your custody issues as amicably as possible.

How Is Child Custody Determined in Alabama?

When determining child custody, Alabama courts will generally consider the following:

  • the wishes of the parents
  • the developmental needs of the child
  • the physical and financial situation of each parent
  • the ability of each parent to provide a nurturing and stable environment for the child
  • the geographic proximity of the parents' residences
  • any history of domestic violence

If parents can agree on a custody arrangement, the judge will generally approve it. If they cannot agree, the judge will make a determination based on the factors listed above. While the Alabama courts presume that both parents are equally responsible for the child, this presumption can be overcome if the parent's lifestyle or behavior is detrimental to the child.

How Long Does Child Custody Last in Alabama?

In Alabama, there is no set time period for how long child custody lasts. Instead, the courts will determine how long the custody arrangement will last based on the child's best interest.

Does Alabama Recognize Same-Sex Marriage?

Yes. Since June 26, 2015, same-sex couples have been able to marry in Alabama. As such, same-sex couples are afforded all of the same protections as opposite-sex married couples.

Contact Our Child Custody Lawyers Today

For experienced legal guidance and compassionate representation, contact Ruth Robinson Law at (205) 984-1915. We are available to meet with you at your convenience.

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    Mrs Robinson is dedicated to Justice and fairness. She is knowledgeable. And honest. She is the best investigative lawyer I've ever known. She don't stop until Justice is served. Mrs Robinson is honest and reasonable and will tell you the truth. Her courtroom knowledge is second to none. She is family oriented. Has a great attitude and is all around a special person. I would recommend her to any one.

    - James
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    She got pretrial diversion for me in my case. She communicated with me throughout the process. She also did not have to return to court with me for the final step but she did!
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    Due to a misunderstanding, a warrant was issued in Alabama, even though we live in Virginia and hadn't been to Alabama for many years. We were apprehensive about the possibility of traveling to Alabama during these uncertain times. Luckily, Ms. Robinson was able to quickly and professionally interact with local law enforcement and the district attorney's office to get the case dismissed without us having to be there. Throughout her handling of the case, she went above and beyond to make sure we were aware she was doing everything in her power to assist us. We are deeply appreciative of her and her efforts and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing representation.
    - Lynn
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    I contacted Ruth Robinson on a Saturday regarding a warrant that was issued for failure to appear. On Monday, she filed a notice of appearance as my attorney and filed a motion to have the warrant recalled. The court told her they’d recall the warrant and set a new court date. Ruth was very professional, diligent, and went above and beyond for me. She listened to everything I told her, requested me to send her several screenshots and filed the necessary paperwork to get the warrant recalled and a new court date. Amazing and highly recommended if you want or need someone who is passionate about practicing law and treating you like you’re a priority.
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