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Family Law

Years of Experience

Smith-Hynes Law Firm has a team of experts ready to advise our clients on Family Law related matters in the Jefferson County area. We extend our legal experiences to serve clients in all of their specific needs. Give us a call now.

From the uneasiness that a dissolution of marriage can bring, to the sheer joy of an adoption finalization, family law cases are emotionally challenging times.  Our attorneys understand that and handle these types of cases with sensitivity and confidentiality to better understand what our clients hope to achieve. 


By communicating openly with our clients on what they can reasonably expect, as well as walking our clients through every step of the process, many times the parties are able to reach a fair and amicable settlement within months, instead of several years.  This approach can save a great deal of grueling time in the court room as well as costly attorneys fees for our clients.  In some non-contested family law cases, where both parties are willing to work together to resolve their differences and come to a compromise in a settlement agreement, it is possible to never have to step one foot in a court room at all. 


Both of our attorneys have a combined experience of 21+ years in family law.  In addition, Colby Smith-Hynes is a certified mediator and court appointed Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Stone primarily practices family law including divorce, modifications of custody and support, spousal support, paternity, orders of protection, and child support.  He also possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of the juvenile court system, specifically with regards to child abuse and neglect cases. As a result, Jefferson County selected Mr. Stone as one of ten attorneys to serve as Guardian Ad Litem for children.   


Rest assured, you will be prepared for any family law matter. Divorce-Annulments-Spousal/Child Support-Child Custody-Separations-Adoptions-Restraining orders/Order of Protections-Visitation-Guardianship -Modifications-Grandparents Rights-Paternity-Contempt Actions