THE NEAL LAW FIRM Oneonta, AL. 205-625-6900


             Our goal in every family law case is that  

           YOU are treated Fairly and with Respect,

                receiving everything you deserve.

   One of the most important things is family, but sometimes family situations don't  turn out like we thought they would. When dealing with these issues it is imperative that you have someone you can trust.

      Our firm can represent you in many areas including divorce, spousal support, child custody, child support and modifications, adoptions, and  prenuptial agreements. A caring attorney can meet your legal needs and help you through the process so that you can make the many decisions you will face -- decisions which will have long lasting effects on you, your spouse, and children easier.

     We prepare each case for trial, because this is the key to success not only in the courtroom, but also in negotiating a settlement without the necessity and expense of a trial. While we are always prepared to fight aggressively in trial, we also explore all alternative and less costly dispute resolution options, such as negotiation and mediation. We will explain your rights and your options, guiding you to the best decisions for you and your future. 

   We can also offer contact information with other area professionals that can assist you during this time, such as mental heath care professionals, social workers, real estate agents, private investigators, bankers, and insurance agents, among others.


     Sometimes once a divorce is over, it needs to be modified as with life, things can change and the terms of a divorce need to reflect these changes. This can be just as stressful as the original divorce.  Whether you need to modify the terms of child custody, child support, or alimony we can help. Contact us so that we can evaluate your case and give you our honest opinion about your options. You can contact us by email ( or or call us  today to set your appointment.    








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 Alabama Family Rights Association

    Adoption is defined as the legal and social process by which a child born to one set of parents becomes the child of another parent or parents. The decision to adopt is a very important one and should be based on clear and accurate information. The Department of Human Resources has the responsibility of securing adoptive homes for children in foster care who become available for adoption through termination of parental rights.

    We want to make your adoption as smooth and efficient as possible. That is why we are providing this "Adoption Checklist" for you to keep handy while your family goes through the adoption process. It will help you plan ahead, know what steps will be next and offer helpful hints on making your transition from applicant to adoptive parent less complicated and rewarding.

    STEP 1 - Meeting Adoption Requirements

    Your willingness and commitment to being a parent, as well as your ability to love and rear a child who needs you are always the main requirements to successfully adopt a child. However, there are specific basic requirements that every adoptive parent MUST meet:
  • You must be over 19 years of age.
  • If married, marriage must be of at least 1 year duration.
  • If a married couple, one must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must have adequate housing & personal space for the child or children adopted.
  • You must be healthy enough to meet a child's needs.
  • You must be willing to undergo a thorough background check, including criminal history.