Divorce and Family Court

 

Fann Law's primary practice is divorce and post-divorce litigation, including issues such as custody, child support and alimony, and property division, but Heather brings the same skill set for managing the similar issues in paternity and child dependency cases.

Step-Parent Adoption

 

 

Bringing families together is a too-rare reward for family law practitioners.  In the wake of victories for families with same-sex parents, many parents are seeking this generally simple solution for solidifying family ties through an enforceable court order.

Prenuptial/Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Family planning is not just insurance against the unexpected; it can build trust and provide certainty for both parties to secure important contracts such as pre- and post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

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The "equal footing" principle

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that our Constitution requires equal treatment along gender lines, including in matters of family law.  Mothers and fathers, according to Alabama law, thus come to our courts on "equal footing" in custody matters, and men and women are to be treated equally in matters of child support and alimony as well.

Fann Law, LLC recognizes that this means that litigants are due equal treatment in our courts regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, such that husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, children, and members of the LGBTQ community and their families are all due the same dignity and fair treatment.  The same principles properly apply to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status, and disability.  Advocacy for those principles is essential to protection of not only clients' individual rights, but those of the community at large.

Forward-looking approaches

Fann Law, LLC recognizes that truly valuable client services result in solutions that minimize future court involvement.  As family structures change, crafting lasting solutions is the goal, and employment of various means to achieve those solutions is often necessary.  Utilization of mental health resources and other progressive, innovative approaches to complex problems, such as collaborative models and Parenting Coordinators tend to lead to lower cost and greater overall client satisfaction and are often suggested.

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