Alabama Child Support Lawyers


Harwell Law Firm LLC has over 18 years of experience as an Alabama Child Support attorney and has offices in downtown Birmingham, Hoover, Chelsea and Homewood. If you have a question about child support or about Modifying a previous child support order, please call us today at (205) 980-1445  or online by completing the Contact Us form

Alabama Child Support Lawyers with Four Offices in Birmingham, Hoover, Chelsea and Homewood

How is Alabama Child Support Determined?

Alabama Child support is determined by an income sharing formula which is set out in Rule 32 of Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. The Alabama child support guidelines are designed to provide for the basic support needs of a child. If you have custody of a child, the other parent is obligated to pay you child support. If the combined yearly gross income of both parents is less than $240,000, the Alabama Child Support Guidelines use the following factors in establishing a child support order:
(1) Your income and the other parent’s income;
(2) Health insurance costs;
(3) Child care and day care expenses; and
(4) Pre-existing alimony and child support obligations.


The determination of a Child support award is a matter that rests within the sound discretion of the trial court and that the trial court’s judgment in regard to child support will not be reversed absent a showing of abuse of that discretion.
In determining child support in circumstances where the parents’ combined adjusted gross income exceeds the uppermost levels of the child-support schedule (over $240,000), the amount of child support awarded must rationally relate to the reasonable and necessary needs of the child, taking into account the lifestyle to which the child was accustomed and the standard of living the child enjoyed before the divorce, as well as to the ability of the obligor to pay the court ordered child support amount.

Shelby County Child Support Attorneys: Offices in Birmingham, Hoover, Chelsea and Homewood

Unlike most child support lawyers that market on the internet that they are a Birmingham Child Support attorney, a Hoover Child Support lawyer, a Chelsea Child Support attorney or a Shelby County Child Support Law Firm Attorney for search engine purposes, Harwell Law Firm LLC actually has four office locations in the Birmingham metro area with two offices located in Shelby County and two offices located in Jefferson County. This permits us to meet with clients and potential clients at a location which is most convenient to them. The Birmingham office is located in downtown Birmingham at the Wells Fargo Tower ( and the Homewood office is located behind the Embassy Suites in Southbridge Our primary Shelby County Law Firm office is located at The Narrows (link to contact us sub page with map) off of Highway 280 at the bottom of Double Oak Mountain and just outside the city limits of Chelsea, Alabama Our second Shelby County Law Firm location is in Hoover near the Riverchase Galleria at One Chase Corporate Center

Call us today at (205) 980-1445

Over 18 years of experience

Four convenient office locations in downtown Birmingham, Hoover, Chelsea and Homewood
Call us today at (205) 980-1445

The Shelby County Child Support Law Firm and Birmingham Child Support Attorneys at the offices of Harwell Law Firm, LLC provides Legal Counsel from a Christian Attorney Perspective in Alabama Child Support cases, Domestic Relations law, Alabama Family Law, Alabama Divorce Law, Post-Divorce Child Custody Modifications, Alabama Paternity cases and Dependency Petitions. Harwell Law Firm LLC represents clients in Shelby County, Jefferson County, counties surrounding Birmingham and municipalities of Shelby County and Jefferson County, including, but not limited to: Birmingham, Chelsea,  Hoover, Inverness, Greystone, Vincent, Columbiana, Alabaster, Pelham, Helena, Jemison, Montevallo, Calera, Harpersville, Wilsonville, Sterrett, Leeds, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Bessemer, Hueytown, Gardendale, Irondale, Fultondale, Graysville, Fairfield, Clay, Center Point, Brookside, Adamsville, Brighton, Argo, Pell City, Oneonta, Springville, Anniston, Jasper, Huntsville, St. Clair County, Bibb County, Blount County, Talladega County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Cullman County, Madison County and more