Before I even enrolled at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, I knew that I wanted a law practice centered on both client interaction and trial work. And while serving as a law clerk for attorneys who would later become my law partners, I quickly found that the practice of matrimonial and divorce law fulfilled my desires to work with people and litigate in the courtroom. Since 1998, my law practice has been devoted to divorce and post-divorce matters.
The issues and problems encountered in divorce and divorce-related matters are highly personal to the client and often emotionally charged. I find it rewarding to work with and assist clients in what is often the most difficult time in their life. As odd as it may seem, I remind them that there is such thing as a successful divorce. After all, this is an opportunity to re-define their goals and to re-set their efforts in accomplishing those goals. It is an opportunity to stop, or to at least work to minimize, the detrimental effects that a broken relationship often has on the self and on other loved ones.
In my practice, knowledge is power. I rely on my clients giving me that necessary information and facts so that I can help achieve a successful divorce. I educate my client on divorce law and what the realistic expectations and results are likely to be given their particular facts and circumstances, the law, and the particular judge and opposing counsel that is involved in their case. While I am ever the optimist and will tirelessly work with the client to achieve a favorable settlement of their case, I practice pessimistically. I can be as aggressive as the facts and situation dictates. From the first day I meet with a client, I am already formulating how the case should be litigated for optimal results.
My law practice concentrates in complex and high conflict family and matrimonial issues including
- preparation of prenuptial agreements
- division of property
- alimony: in gross, periodic and rehabilitative
- division of retirement benefits and preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
- business and asset valuations
- custody disputes
- child support matters
- the use or cross-examination of experts
- enforcement and modification of divorce decrees
- domestic violence matters (restraining and protective orders)
- common law marriage issues
- any tax implications
I litigate divorce and post-divorce matters in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa and Walker Counties. In addition, I have a state-wide appellate practice and receive referrals from other attorneys to assist them on their appellate matters before the Court of Civil Appeals and the Supreme Court of Alabama.
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2801 UNIVERSITY BLVD. SUITE 302 • BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35233
ph 205.930.9000 • fx 205.930.9010