Child support attorneys in Jefferson County, Alabama help the mother or father determine their rights and responsibilities for financially supporting a child. In many cases, the non-custodial parent pays support to the custodial parent under child support calculations mandated by state law. The child support calculators use factors such as income, expenses, and time-sharing arrangements. When the circumstances of the parent or child change significantly, one parent can go back to modify the child support order. Family law and divorce attorneys that represent parents in child support cases typically require a retainer and base their attorney fees on an hourly rate.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Birmingham Bar Association - The Birmingham Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that helps individuals and businesses find an attorney throughout Birmingham in Jefferson County and Columbiana in Shelby County, Alabama. More than 150 local attorneys participate in the Lawyer Referral Service. These local attorneys are pre-screened for their good standing with the Alabama Bar, experience in a particular practice area of the law and other eligibility factors.