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The Porter Law Group, P.C. has offices conveniently located in the historic Rossen Building on the north side of the Jackson County Courthouse Square in Scottsboro, Alabama.We serve local clients in the
northeastern corner of Alabama, including Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Guntersville and Huntsville, as well as in Jackson, Madison, DeKalb and Marshall counties. We are also licensed in Tennessee and serve Chattanooga, and Winchester, as well as Warren, Hamilton and Marion counties. Drew Porter additionally serves clients in Hawaii and Guam. 

Knowledgeable Alabama Divorce Lawyers Provide Guidance and Advice



Divorce is never easy, even when both partners agree that it's the right decision. The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about how your shared property will be divided and how your children will be cared for. At The Porter Law  Group, we aim to help clients in the Jackson County area and throughout northeast Alabama and south central Tennessee get through their divorces without added stress or difficulty. Our knowledge of Alabama and Tennessee laws and practices enables us to provide advice on all aspects of divorce, and to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Committed advocates strive for fair support and property arrangements especially in the crucial initial  orders and agreements

The attorneys at The Porter Law Group will work to develop the best possible solutions for all aspects of your divorce, which may include:

  • Divorce

    Child custody and visitation — Court orders determine where your child will live, how parenting time will be split and to what degree each parent gets to make decisions about their child's life. We will work to ensure your parental rights are protected while advocating for your children’s welfare. Legal statutes make initial custody and visitation agreements and Orders difficult to change. Experienced, capable legal representation is extremely important at this stage. 
  • Child support — A number of factors are used to calculate child support payments, from each parent's income to each child's particular needs. We will seek an order that’s fair to all parties.
  • Distribution of property — The division of your home and other assets often depends on whether property is owned by a couple or by just one spouse. We will help you seek a fair division of the marital estate.
  • Division of marital debts — Both spouses may be accountable for debts accrued by the couple, or one partner may be found to be more responsible.
  • Spousal support and temporary support — Whether you seek spousal support, also known as alimony, on a permanent or temporary basis, or must pay it, our attorneys will seek a fair determination so that divorce doesn’t leave you financially strapped.

With commitment and conviction, we argue for fair arrangements, always keeping in mind your best interests and those of your children.

Effective family lawyers handle mediation and litigation


The course that your divorce takes will depend on your circumstances. Most couples will first try to work things out in mediation rather than opting to let a judge decide the terms of their divorce. Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a structured setting through a trained facilitator, in a process that fosters cooperation and removes the unpredictability and uncertainty of litigation. It also often reduces the time and cost of divorce, and puts the decisions in your hands.  John F. Porter, III is a Registered Court Mediator and mediates regularly for other attorneys in their cases. He is well trained in the mediation process. Claire Porter has gained valuable experience in this field as well.

If litigation is necessary to reach just and equitable resolutions to alimony, custody and other matters, our skilled litigators are prepared to advocate on your behalf in court in pursuit of the most favorable outcome.The Porter Law Group argues divorce and custody cases in court almost every week of the year. We work with honesty and integrity so as to maintain a good relationship with like-minded attorneys as well as with the judges who must decide these difficult cases. 

Contact skilled Alabama divorce attorneys

At The Porter Law Group, in Scottsboro, Alabama, we represent divorcing spouses throughout northeast Alabama and south central Tennessee. Call us at 256-574-5156 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation in our offices, by phone or by video conference with one of our experienced and  qualified family law attorneys.