Skilled And Seasoned Divorce Representation
Divorce is a legally complex and emotionally charged process that includes documents to file and agreements to negotiate. However, when children are affected by divorce or separation, more complexities arise.
Working with the legal team at Agricola Law, helps reduce the burden of these responsibilities for Lee County residents. For you, we ensure that your best interests are supported throughout the proceedings.
Committed To Award-Winning Representation
Barbi Agricola and Al Agricola counsel our Alabama and Georgia neighbors. We understand that your family law concerns are sensitive in nature, which is why we take pride in the compassionate counsel we provide to all of our clients.
Barbi has also received commendations from nationally recognized organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell* and Super Lawyers.
Fighting For Your Best Interests
We will focus on your best interests, whether we are litigating in the courtroom or conducting negotiations between soon-to-be ex-spouses in the Auburn and Montgomery areas. You can benefit from our high-quality advocacy when we represent your interests in various divorce matters, including:
- Facilitating complex divorce proceedings, including contested divorce and high-asset divorce
- Negotiating, enforcing, and modifying child custody, resolving visitation disputes, and child support and alimony agreements
- Dividing assets and property
Agricola Law is qualified to resolve disputes using a variety of approaches. Should you choose litigation, mediation or negotiation, Barbi and Al Agricola are licensed to advocate on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
As with any complex legal matter, including the emotional issues that come with divorce, questions arise about how to proceed with a marital dissolution:
Why should I not handle my divorce alone?
Family law is complex and charged with emotion. Help from a skilled, experienced and compassionate attorney focusing on your best interests is paramount. Going at it alone during life-changing times only undermines the new beginning you desperately want.
What steps can I take to prepare?
There is no such thing as too much preparation for a divorce. Gathering financial documents and other paperwork is of paramount importance. For those dealing with an abusive spouse that resulted in law enforcement involvement, police reports can also help to tell your story.
What should I avoid doing during this time?
Divorce is rife with conflict. For those who have children, keeping them away from the toxic “fray” that comes with a marriage ending is paramount. Arguments should be at a minimum and far away from kids’ ears. The marital dissolution process is challenging enough without needless fights that make bad situations worse.
How does a prenuptial agreement work?
Viewed to have the same weight as any business contract, a prenuptial agreement is a personal contract between two people before they enter a legal marriage. Outlining the distribution of wealth in the event of divorce or legal separation, a “prenup” is meant to protect the assets of one or both parties. A prenuptial agreement must be agreed upon by both parties and its stipulations for spousal support and disbursement depend on full financial disclosure.
How quickly can a divorce be finalized?
From the date of filing until the date that divorce is granted is 30 days by law. Though most people wish to have divorce proceedings go as quickly as possible, many factors often delay the process, causing most divorces to take several months. Child support and custody, alimony payments and division of property are often the reasons divorce proceedings are extended.
How long will this take and how long will it take me?
Every divorce is different and no specific timeline for completion is possible without knowing the factors that will influence your case. Please discuss your circumstances with one of our attorneys.
What’s the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?
A contested divorce means there will be some disputed issues between the parties, which will require the court to adjudicate if the spouses cannot come to an agreed-upon settlement. The disputed issues are generally about a property settlement, custody and parenting rights and/or spousal support (alimony). An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties agree to the terms and conditions they set for themselves, with no disputed issues requiring court resolution.
Take Action Now
Clients regularly refer our legal services because they value our large law firm’s skill set and boutique firm attentiveness. Please consult with us today to learn how we can help you during negotiation, mediation or litigation. Call our Opelika-based law office at 334-610-1064 or fill out our contact form.