Birmingham Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
Welcome to the website of Eversole Law, a Birmingham, Alabama law firm devoted to helping people with divorce and family law matters. Eversole Law has fast become one of the “most referred” divorce law firms in Alabama because of their unique approach to divorce, custody, support and other family law issues. Eversole Law focuses on the needs of people, not the perfect business model. They ensure that you, your family and your rights are always protected, and the psychological impact that a divorce or any family law matter can have on couples and their children is as stress free as possible.
From a conveniently located downtown Birmingham, Alabama location, Eversole Law represents people throughout Alabama, and often handles cases filed in the courts of Jefferson County, Shelby County, and Madison County.
Eversole law office always provides high quality legal representation and custom tailored legal services to fit your precise needs by incorporating the help of a trained school psychologist whenever applicable and flat rate fee-based payment plans whenever appropriate. Steve often helps people resolve their marital property issues through mediation in a collaborative and cooperative manner, and when necessary, prepares both you and your case for aggressive litigation.
If you are considering a divorce or need other family law help, we invite you to become familiar with Attorney Steven Eversole and the Eversole law firm by exploring the legal issues listed to the left and below, as well as the introduction to his family law firm. If you feel that Eversole Law is the kind of law firm that you would like to hire, please send them a note or call their office to arrange a free initial consultation.
Birmingham, Alabama Divorce & Family Law Office
Eversole Law is conveniently located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
Eversole Law Office
205 20th St N, #1010
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Toll-Free: (866) 831-5292
Phone: (205) 981-2450
Fax: (205) 981-2451
Alabama Family & Divorce Lawyer
Eversole Law represents people throughout the state, and regularly handles matters for people living in the Vestavia Hills, Trussville, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Irondale, Homewood, Gardendale, Fultondale, Hueytown, Moody, Leeds, Pelham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile areas. Eversole Law is also available to handle cases from states other than Alabama, but which fall under the jurisdiction of an Alabama court.
Birmingham, Alabama Divorce Lawyer
Divorce can be a painful process, wrought with highly-charged, emotional battles over everything from child custody and alimony to shared assets and division of debts.
At the Eversole Law Firm, our experienced Birmingham, Alabama divorce lawyers are known for dedicated, dynamic representation of our clients and their families. Their rights and best interests are our top priority.
We recognize the end of a marriage is also the start of a new chapter in life. And hiring a family law firm experienced in divorce, child custody, spousal support and child support can help mediate these contentious issues, without unnecessary emotion, to reach a resolution that's in the best interest of our clients and their families.
People come to us in crisis. We serve as the bridge to a brighter future.
That means in each and every case, our committed legal team conducts a thorough analysis to determine our clients' primary goals and expectations. We assess which elements are worthy of compromise and those aspects on which we must be bullish and unbending.
Often, the more disputes that can be settled amicably outside the courtroom, the better it is for everyone involved, financially and emotionally. Divorce doesn't have to be a hostile gauntlet of vitriol and bitterness. Children especially benefit when parents are able to maintain civil communication with one another through cooperative mediation.
However, our Birmingham divorce attorneys will not hesitate to take a highly-contested case to trial if necessary. Our reputation as staunch, unyielding advocates for our clients and their families is well-established throughout the greater Alabama and the greater Birmingham area.
We understand well the legal and emotional complexities of family separations and marriage dissolutions. We approach each Alabama divorce case with compassion and a track record of many years of proven success.
In testimonial after testimonial, satisfied clients describe us with words like:
- “Responsive and accessible”
- “Knowledgeable and skilled”
Our clients expect results. We are determined to deliver - every time. We view our clients as family, and there is no challenge we will not rise to meet. That's why our Alabama family law attorneys come highly-recommended.
Our divorce lawyers have represented individuals throughout Alabama on issues of:
- Family Law
- Divorce Mediation
- Collaborative Divorce
- Marital Agreements
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support and Alimony
- Domestic Violence/Abuse Orders
- Post-Divorce Action
- Asset Protection
Throughout each phase of your separation we never lose sight of the fact that these are real people with real feelings. We work diligently to ensure each case receives the proper time and resources necessary to achieve each of our clients' important objectives.
Understanding Alabama Divorce
Divorce and family law cases are as varied as the people involved, which is to say no two cases are ever the same. Concerns held by young parents are going to differ vastly from those of high-powered business professionals or retired grandparents.
U.S. Census figures indicate marriage rates are substantially lower than even a decade ago. That means many separating families don't have benefit of legal marital protections, and we must fight even harder to preserve their rights.
For those who are divorcing, Alabama law requires one spouse must have resided in the state for at least six months prior to filing the initial complaint. This is called the “residency requirement.”
Since Alabama adopted “no-fault divorce,” separating spouses needn't identify or prove the other has done something wrong, such as adultery or domestic violence. Simply citing incompatibility or irretrievable breakdown is sufficient. That does not mean misconduct is never a factor. It can be considered by the court in certain instances when it comes to property division, child custody or alimony. However, it's likely not the deciding factor unless violations were egregious, and there are exceptions.
Even if one spouse is vehemently opposed to the ending the union, he or she won't ultimately be able to stop it. Of course, they can make it hurt and cost more by slinging mud and dragging out the proceedings. However, that usually works against them in the end. We work to minimize animosity where possible in the interest of a smoother transition.
While the state of Alabama requires a 30-day waiting period before a divorce can be granted, most cases take at least a few months to conclude. Once the basic requirements are met, there are a number of paths to formalizing divorce, though the particulars and costs are going to depend on the individual facts and extent to which spouses are willing to collaborate.
Asset division in Alabama follows a general model of equitability. That means all marital property - assets, debts, etc. - acquired during the marriage and/or used for the benefit of the couple during the marriage may be divided as fairly as possible. That doesn't always mean a 50/50 split. Marital agreements such as prenuptial agreements or postnuptial agreements may come into play. The judge is going to have broad discretion, and will base decisions on individual history, length of marriage and need.
There is often no hard-and-fast formula for asset division, and it can be a very complex process, particularly when you factor in retirement benefits, tax implications and future earning power. Success in this arena often depends on the strength and skill of your Birmingham divorce attorney.
Child custody and child support tend to be two of the most highly-contested matters in any divorce. The court is going to be focused on the best interests of the children, so whatever argument is presented to the judge must be made in that light.
While modifications of certain aspects of a final divorce agreement may be considered if material circumstances change, it's best to have a divorce lawyer who can help plan for possible contingencies and establish a solid foundation for the future.
The Birmingham Divorce Lawyers at The Eversole Law Firm are a veteran family law attorney practice committed to providing clients with the highest quality legal representation. Eversole Law is one of the “most-referred” law firms in Alabama, and our proven record of success and consistent client satisfaction underscores our steadfast dedication to protection of your rights and the preservation of your best interests. Attorney Steven Eversole has maintained a reputation for excellence in Divorce Law throughout Alabama, Birmingham, Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Mr. Eversole has won awards for outstand services in Alabama Divorce law: Awarded the Top Divorce/Family Lawyer in Birmingham by his peers in the Birmingham Magazine, awarded Rising Star designation by the B-Metro Magazine, featured in Newsweek Magazine's Top 14, AVVO rate superb 10/10 and Top Divorce Lawyer & Client Choice Attorney, Named three consecutive years to the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers as voted upon by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Top Ten Under Forty, and even an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for Lawyers in the Birmingham area.