Top Dora, AL Child Support Lawyers Near You

Lead Counsel Badge  = Lead Counsel Verified Attorneys
  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Shabani & Associates, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | Hoover Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Hoover Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Jeremy P. Summers, Attorney at Law

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Seal Hanson LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    The Yeatts Law Firm, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Merrell Law Firm, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Sandi Eubank Gregory, Attorney at Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Kirk Drennan Law

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Law Office of Bradley James Latta

    Child Support Lawyers | Hoover Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Hoover Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Lloyd & Hogan

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Delisa Michelle Chasteen, Attorney at Law

    Child Support Lawyers | Shelby Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Shelby Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Steel City Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Gordon, Dana & Gilmore, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Nolan Byers, PC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Lead Counsel Badge

    The Oncale Firm, PC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • 5 Points Law Group

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Hart Law LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Phillip Bahakel & Associates

    Child Support Lawyers | Pelham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Pelham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Terry M. Cromer, P.C.

    Child Support Lawyers | Moody Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Moody Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • Magic City Law, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

  • The Law Office of Maria Fortune, LLC

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

    Child Support Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Dora, AL

Dora Child Support Information

Lead Counsel Badge

Lead Counsel Verified Attorneys In Dora

Lead Counsel independently verifies Child Support attorneys in Dora by conferring with Alabama bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.

Find a Child Support Attorney near Dora

Do You Need to Set or Amend Your Child Support?

The amount of child support the noncustodial parent pays each month is determined by the court following state guidelines. They include each parent’s income and assets and the amount needed to maintain the children’s pre -divorce standard of living.

How a Child Support Lawyer Can Help

Whether initially setting the amount of child support or modifying the court order, the services of a Dora child support attorney well versed in family law and child support issues can be of great help. The attorney can help you gather documents and personal information to support your contention and advocate your position to the court.

What does child support cover?

A judge will order child support payments to make sure all of your child’s needs are met when you and your ex are no longer together and spending money. These payments can help cover expenses for your child like school, health care, food, clothing, housing, and more.

How much is child support?

Each state calculates child support according to its formula. This formula will take into account your earnings, your ex’s earnings, and your child’s financial needs for things like school, health care, food, and other necessities. A child support lawyer will be able to better help you anticipate what you expect to either owe or receive in child support payments.

How does child support affect my taxes?

Because child support payments are solely for the child’s benefit, they do not affect tax filings. If you pay child support, you cannot deduct those payments from your income, and if you receive child support, those payments will not count toward your taxable income. If you are late on child support payments, your state may intercept your tax refund to help pay off those debts.

How can I change my child support payments?

If you feel you pay too much child support or receive too little, you must prove a “substantial” change in circumstances to change your child support obligations. This means major changes will need to happen to either your or your ex’s income or your child’s financial needs. Some changes that can bring about a modification of support could include a raise, losing a job, or a serious illness.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

Page Generated: 1.2539188861847 sec