Family Law

Family Law

   From the uncertainty that a dissolution of marriage entails, to the sheer joy that an adoption finalization brings, family law cases are emotionally challenging times.  Our attorneys understand that and handle these types of cases with a great deal of sensitivity and care. By listening to our client's desired outcomes and communicating openly with our clients on what they can reasonably expect, 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 unnecessary and 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.  

  In reality, not all cases are amicable in nature, even some cases that begin as such.  If this sounds like your case, we have you covered.  Our attorneys know the Jefferson County Circuit Court inside and out and we will fight hard for you and your rights.  They will gain a thorough understanding of your case and work tirelessly preparing for trial settings, depositions and anything else that may come up using the latest case law and study and research.  They will bear the burden of this difficult time in your life so that you don't have to.

   Both of our attorneys have a combined experience of 25+ years in family law.  In addition, Colby Smith-Hynes is a certified mediator and is often court appointed specifically in cases to help parties come to resolutions. Mr. Stone 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, including:

  • Divorce
  • Annulments
  • Spousal/Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Separation
  • Adoptions
  • Restraining orders
  • Visitation
  • Guardianship/GAL
  • Modifications
  • Paternity
  • Contempt
  • Grandparents Rights