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Mobile, Alabama Divorce Lawyers

Successfully navigate your divorce to start the life you deserve.

Why Choose Herlihy Family Law Divorce Lawyers

When your family is the most important thing to you, make sure you have a family law attorney that has been in business for years and has likely already had a case like yours. Herlihy Family Law will help you have the peace of mind that all your legal matters are taken care of and the future is clear.

Our experienced team of family law attorneys assists you on how to successfully navigate and solve the legal family law issues you are experiencing. You can find confidence and comfort knowing your divorce lawyer focuses specifically on matters such as domestic relations, divorce, child support, child custody, adoption, juvenile, probate, and wills. We understand how important your family’s future is to you and how important it is that your family lawyer be able to help you start the new life you deserve.

Leading the firm is Mobile, Alabama native and divorce attorney, Alison Baxter Herlihy who has practiced law since 2005. Alison has won many awards and has been recognized for her legal abilities and professional standards. Also representing the firm is attorney Walter Gewin, a native Mobilian. Previously a clerk for a local judge, Gewin decided to move to private practice when he started his family.

This is what our clients have to say:


“The strongest and most competent legal team I could ask for. Alison, Walter, and the entire team that works at Herlihy Family Law helped me through my child custody case for the past year. As a father fighting for custody I was intimidated going into this battle. From the very first phone call with Alison and throughout the entire year of our case, I am positive I made the right decision in choosing them to represent me.”

“You all were an outstanding legal team. I appreciate the legal counsel, the advice, the reminders, compiling production, and the proactive communication. Compared to my previous experience, you all are true professionals.”

“Alison and her team did a great job of advising, assisting and representing me during my divorce proceeding. Their firm is very good at what they do; I highly recommend them!”

Our Family Law Practice in Mobile, Alabama

If you are experiencing a divorce or other family law matters, it is hard to know where to turn. Here at Herlihy Family Law, we will use our experience and expertise to help you navigate your way through these complex changes and find a fresh start. Our firm focuses exclusively on divorce and family law in Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama. 

Our attorneys are trained and experienced in divorce and family law and have been recognized for their achievements in the field by Lagniappe Weekly, Mobile Bay Monthly, and Martindale Hubbell.  All of our attorneys are certified Guardians ad Litem, so we care about protecting the best interests of your children.  Our firm founder, Alison Baxter Herlihy is a registered domestic relations mediator as well.

Family Law is an umbrella term that includes all issues that affect families.  This includes divorce, child custody, child support, petitions for protection from abuse, guardianships, conservatorships, name changes, adoptions, wills, and more. In Mobile, Alabama, different types of family law matters may be heard in domestic relations court, juvenile court, or probate court.



There are two main paths to get divorced in Mobile.  One is an uncontested divorce, which is the fastest and least expensive way to get divorce, but uncontested means that you and your spouse have to agree on all of the terms, from child custody to the division of assets and debts. 

If you cannot agree, the other path is a contested divorce, where you file a complaint for divorce with the court and your case is eventually set for trial so the judge can make the ultimate decision in your case.  Here at Herlihy Family Law, we strive to help our clients find a path towards peaceful resolution whenever possible, but, if it is not possible, our lawyers are ready to take your case to trial to achieve the best result we can for you.

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Child Support

Child support is a necessary part of any case involving minor children, which might be a divorce case, a case where two parents have a child together but are not married, or even a dependency case where custody is given to someone who is not the biological parents, such as a grandparent or other relative. 

Our attorneys at Herlihy Family Law stay up-to-date on all the latest legal developments in child support so that we can get you the best result possible that is also in compliance with the law.

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Child Custody

Child Custody includes any case where minor children are involved – the Court must determine custody and visitation rights for the parents.  In cases where the parties are resolving their case by agreement, such as an uncontested divorce, the Court still must make sure that the resolution promotes the best interests of minor children.

Here at Herlihy Family Law, we want to make sure we help you reach the best result possible to achieve a peaceful, happy, and prosperous life for you and your children.

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Juvenile Law

In Mobile, juvenile court has specific jurisdiction over certain types of family law cases.  If child custody is an issue and the parents have never been married, those cases are heard and decided in juvenile court. If the person filing for custody is not the biological parent of the child, this is called a dependency case, which typically means child abuse and/or neglect is involved.  These types of cases are heard in juvenile court as well. 

The child support issues in both of the above types of cases will be addressed at the same time as the custody issues, also in juvenile court.  Regardless of the scenario, Herlihy Family Law is ready to advise and advocate for you and the children involved in your case.

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