Child Support And Child Custody

For most parents, nothing is more important than protecting their children's best interests and their relationship with their children. If you are working through a divorce, you may be concerned about how your new family dynamics will affect your relationship with your children.

At Cargile & Hodnett, llc, we understand your concerns. Our two lawyers — Craig Cargile and J. Spencer Hodnett — work closely with parents to help them create parenting plans that make sense for their lives. We opened our firm in 2005 and have been representing families throughout Bibb County through the divorce process and a range of other legal matters.

How Is Child Support Determined?

One of the most common questions our lawyers receive is with regard to how much child support they can expect to pay or receive. In Alabama, child support payments are based on a formula, which takes several factors into consideration, including the income of both parents and the number of children the parents have.

Because we are local attorneys, we understand how the family law judges interpret and apply the law. If there are unusual factors or circumstances that could influence your support obligations, we help ensure that information is considered by the judges.

Will I Receive Custody Of My Children?

In any family law matter involving children, the judges' main priority is protecting the best interests of the children. We help our clients create child custody and visitation plans that are tailored to their lives. However, if you and your ex are unable to agree on a parenting plan, the judge may determine who receives custody rights. In those situations, the judge considers several factors, including:

  • The capacity of each parent to meet the children's needs
  • The stability of the proposed residences
  • The involvement of each parent in the children's current upbringing
  • The actions of each parent to encourage the children to maintain a relationship with the other parent

Talk To An Attorney For Help Creating The Parenting Plans You Need

From our office in Centreville, we represent parents throughout Bibb County and the southwest Birmingham metro. When you contact our team, we will work closely with you to create customized parenting plans that match your unique needs. Schedule a free initial consultation online or by calling 205-316-9115.