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What We Do
Rebecca Winters specializes in family law. Her goal is to provide concise yet thorough advice in all areas of family law. She strives to keep you and your most important needs at the center of her attention. No matter what you are going through, Rebecca Winters has the skills and knowledge required to lead you through the legal process.
When spouses can't come to an agreement on all aspects of their separation, they begin the process of a contested divorce. This is usually the most complicated type of divorce and may last many months or years. A contested divorce is a complex process that is best navigated with effective legal representation.
Some spouses can choose to separate amicably, and agree on all aspects of their separation. This is usually the quickest divorce process. A couple can choose an uncontested divorce whether they have little to separate or even if they have child custody to decide and property to divide. This process is best used by parties who agree on every part of their division.
When a child's parents do not live together (whether they are divorced or have never been married) and the child spends more time with one parent than the other, one party is usually responsible for paying child support to the primary caregiver. Child support in Alabama is calculated using a complex formula. Child support can be a complex issue that should not be ignored whether you are ordered to pay or you are the recipient of the support. We can help your child get the financial support they are entitled.
Child custody involves a parent's ability to spend time with their child and make decisions for their child. Whether you are determining custody during a divorce or have never been married, it is important to have an order (or agreement) issued by the Court to set out your rights to your child. There are different types of custody defined in Alabama law and having a legal advocate to help you understand this issue will help you to protect your child's best interest.
If you already have an order from the court, whether a divorce decree or custody order, sometimes circumstances change that require a change in your original order. Although it can be as simple as a job change or loss requiring a modification in child support or a complicated change in situation that will require a change in custody, there a many types of modifications. This can be a complex situation that is best understood with the help of legal counsel.
The adoption process can not only enrich the life of a family, but also the life of a child. Whether you are looking to expand your family, initiate a family member adoption or step-parent adoption, this process can be complex and time-consuming. We can help you get through hurdles of the legal system to make this exciting time in your life a rewarding one.
When you are thinking about planning for your family's future, end of life documents, like a will, will help make sure your wishes are heard even when you aren't here. Although having a will isn't required for the distribution of your assets, it allows the creator to determine the distribution of his assets and not have his assets divided by Alabama laws. We are here to answer your questions about this process.
Durable Power of Attorney
Sometimes, you need another person to act on your behalf. A durable power of attorney is a legal document that allows another person that you appoint to act on your behalf. Whether you are looking for a specific power of attorney (for example, someone to sell your house in your absence) or a medical power of attorney (also know as a living will) that will give someone your authority to communicate to doctors and health care providers your wishes when you are unable to do so, we can help you create the document you need. Alabama laws define how the document is created, used and revoked and it is important to speak to a representative who can help you understand the process.