• 256-216-9884
  • 213 S. Jefferson StreetAthens, Alabama 35612
More Than 35 Years of Criminal Law Experience.
  • Attorney Harlan D. Mitchell
  • My knowledge of both sides of the criminal justice system allows me to educate you about what you are facing while we prepare a criminal defense strategy. I’ve worked at the Athens Police Department as both a patrol officer and a K-9 officer for twelve years before deciding to attend law school.

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Professional Divorce Lawyer Serving Ripley AL

When You Need A Quality Divorce Lawyer in Ripley AL - Trust Harlan D. Mitchell!

Divorce Lawyer Ripley AL

Harlan D. Mitchell was born and raised in Limestone County, Alabama, where he served with the Athens Police Department as not only a patrol officer but a K-9 officer for twelve years. His legal experience also stems from him attending Athens State College for his B.S. and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. During his time at the Firm of Beddow, Eerben & Bowen, P.A., he participated in the representation of numerous high-profile white collar trials in federal court and many high-profile cases in both state and federal courts. He then continued his work with Mitchell & Graham, P.C. where he served as senior partner from 1997 to 2010. Since then, Mitchell has brought his legal expertise to the private sector at Harlan D. Mitchell, Legal Services LLC, where he specializes in criminal defense and family law.

He is also a past member of:

  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Talladega Bar Association
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Probate and Property Section
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Legislative Committee


A Trusted Divorce Lawyer Who Can Help In Ripley AL

Matters of divorce and family law issues can be very delicate due to the emotionally charged conflicts that surround the intensely personal matters of custody, children, finances, and more. The decisions that you make during a divorce are permanent, and it's incredibly crucial that you have an experienced professional lawyer on your side to help you receive the best possible outcome. When you understand the options that you have in regards to family law or divorce processes, you can help to restructure your family in a way that's positive, and more forward with no regret.

Mediation

Our practice encourages clients to pursue mediation first because the goal is to enable both parties to reach agreements without the heavy financial and emotional burden of a court battle.

Mediation typically works as follows:

  • Both parties hire a neutral third party, the mediator, to assist them in reaching agreements regarding their divorce.
  • The mediator provides information about the divorce process and guides the discussion to help resolve issues.
  • Parties communicate directly to each other in the presence of the mediator.
  • Mediation works best when there is an equal knowledge of the parties' financial situations and a willingness to work together.


Mediation Services May Help You Avoid The Courtroom

The mediator may suggest how the disputed issues can be resolved and explain what the process would be if the matter were litigated. Parties are allowed to engage others in support of decision-making such as their own advising lawyer or other professionals, e.g. valuation experts, financial planners, accountants, and mental health professionals.

Mediation can be used to deal with the issues that arise in the context of:

  • Divorce & legal separation
  • Custody and visitation
  • Valuation & division of property
  • Spousal & child support
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements


If you're looking for divorce lawyer representation near the Ripley AL area, Harlan D. Mitchell may be able to help in your situation! He's an experienced divorce and family law lawyer who can help in and out of the courtroom. Don't hesitate to contact us ASAP to talk with our team and get the advice you need.

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