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.
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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