Serving The Best Interests Of Children And Families In Custody Matters

When parents decide to divorce or separate, an important decision must be made concerning how the child or children will spend time with their parents. While some parents are able to come to an agreement on their own, others may require court intervention in order to resolve custody disputes. When this happens, parents want to make sure they have a strong advocate in their corner who can ensure that their child custody agreement is in everyone's — especially the child's — best interests.

At the Merrell Law Firm, LLC, our focus on the child's best interests in child custody matters as well as our extensive family law experience puts our clients in the best position possible when it comes to resolving child custody matters in Alabama. We have a team of experienced lawyers who work together to build strong attorney-client relationships that ensure that resolutions are tailored to meet our clients' needs, not someone else's situation.

Helping Your Family In Your Time Of Need

Our lawyers have earned the respect of the local and legal community for their hard work and dedication to resolving difficult family law matters in the Hoover area and surrounding areas of Shelby County and Jefferson County. Easy to talk to, detail-oriented and incredibly compassionate, our legal team is equipped to handle any child custody matter, including:

  • Determining child custody arrangements, including sole and joint custody arrangements
  • Establishing parenting time schedules
  • Establishing visitation rights for unmarried parents
  • Determining and enforcing child support orders
  • Modifying court orders for custody and support
  • Addressing parental relocation issues
  • Addressing custody issues related to criminal charges, including domestic violence

Whatever issue you face, you can rest assured that the solution we craft will be detailed and carefully worded to avoid confusion or misunderstandings later on.

Know Your Family Law Advocates

With five years of experience and a track record of success handling a wide variety of family law matters, attorney April Bauder is an integral part of the family law team at the Merrell Law Firm, LLC. In addition to her work at our firm, her pro bono work in the community has earned her recognition from the Alabama Supreme Court.

With more than 26 years of family law experience, attorney and former judge Julie A. Palmer is another member of our high-caliber family law team. Her extensive understanding of the law and the court process are just a few of the benefits she offers our family law clients.

We Provide Mediation Services To Family Law Clients

For parents who want to maintain as much control over child custody matters as possible, we provide mediation services. One of the major benefits of working with our team is that you will have access to legal counsel in addition to a neutral mediator, which can ensure an amicable resolution as well as the protection of your rights and best interests.

Get Our Help And Guidance Today

Whether you're going through a divorce or legal separation or are unmarried parents ending your relationship, our compassionate and experienced family law attorneys can help you effectively resolve matters and get the best outcome for your family.

If you would like to meet with our team at our Hoover office to discuss your case, please call 205-874-9697 or send us a message online. While we do offer free 30-minute consultations, certain circumstances may result in a consultation fee. Please contact us for more details.