Working hard to do what is in your child’s best interests
At King & Green, LLC, we understand the emotional and physical toll that divorces and custody disputes take on you and your family. We make the time to listen to your questions and concerns, and we work hard to develop a practical and beneficial visitation schedule that works for your family. As with child custody determinations, a child’s best interests are always the primary concern for both the court and our attorneys.
Visitation orders are often distinct from custody orders
Alabama family law presumes that a child benefits from having both parents actively involved in making decisions and participating in his or her life following a divorce. Biological fathers have visitation rights even if they have never been married to the mother, provided they can prove paternity and that it would be in the child’s best interests. The quickest and most cost-effective method of determining visitation and parenting time rights is through a Settlement Agreement. If each parent can agree on matters of child custody and parental access, the court will usually accept this agreement without intervening and establishing it as a court order.
In the event that parents cannot reach an agreement about visitation, the court has full discretion to examine the best interests of the child and develop a schedule. Visitation orders are typically used to delineate the rights of the noncustodial parent to access and parenting time. Depending on each parent’s willingness to cooperate and co-parent, the court may implement a specific visitation schedule or allow the parents to determine parenting time, subject to court-ordered conditions. In certain situations, the court may require supervised visitation in the best interests of the child.
Contact skilled advocates for legal advice and representation you can rely on
Our legal team at King & Green, LLC advocates for your child’s best interests and does what is best for your family. Our attorneys build strong relationships with each client and provide one-on-one attention. Schedule a consultation at one of our two offices, located in Birmingham and Blount County. Ample parking is available for your convenience. Contact us online or call us at 205.937.3687 to discuss your case.