Ginette A. Dow, Attorney at Law


Bessemer Divorce Lawyer

Child Custody and Visitation | Child Support | Alimony or Spousal Support | Marital Property Division | Modifications and Enforcement


If your marriage is over and you have decided to file for divorce, you may have many unanswered questions. How will custody and visitation be determined? What is the formula for child support? When is alimony or spousal support warranted? How will you divide the debts and assets of your marriage? You want an experienced attorney to help you through the process, a lawyer who has protected the rights of others in similar circumstances.

At the law office of Ginette A. Dow, I have effectively counseled men and women in all aspects of divorce since 1991. I emphasize personal service and open communication, working at all times to earn and keep your trust. I will take the time to learn the specific details of your case, so that I can tailor my representation to meet your needs. I will keep you fully informed of all developments and rulings in your case, as well as your options and likelihood of success, so that you can make educated decisions that protect your future. I use state-of-the-art technology to stay current with all changes in the laws, and am dedicated to representing you with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

For a free initial consultation, call my office at 205-425-2223 to arrange a meeting.

My Divorce Practice

I work closely with men and women throughout the divorce process, from the initial filing through negotiated settlements or trial to post-judgment requests for modification or enforcement of a final divorce decree. I will help you identify and put in place effective solutions to all issues related to or arising out of divorce, including:

  • Child custody and visitation—I will help you work out and put in place custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your minor children, while protecting your rights as a parent. I will make certain that any such orders take into consideration the medical, educational, religious and other special needs of your child.
  • Child support—I will review all proposed child support orders for compliance with Alabama guidelines, and to verify that all relevant income is included in the calculation.
  • Alimony or spousal support—I will help you determine whether alimony is necessary and, if so, the amount, frequency and duration of payments.
  • The division of marital property—I will help you equitably divide the debts and assets of your marriage, including real and personal property, financial accounts, retirement funds and business interests.

If your divorce is final, but circumstances have changed, whether related to your work, your health, or a need to relocate, I will help you take the measures necessary to modify a custody, visitation or support order. I also represent parties in contempt proceedings to enforce the provisions of a divorce judgment.

I also represent individuals in hearings involving requests for a PFA (protection from abuse) order or restraining order.

Contact My Office

I provide a free initial consultation to every client. To set up a private meeting with an experienced Bessemer divorce attorney, call me at 205-425-2223. I am conveniently located in downtown Bessemer, within walking distance of the courthouse.

I represent clients throughout Jefferson County and Shelby County in Alabama, including Bessemer, Brighton, Lipscomb, Wenonah, Hueytown, Midfield, Fairfield, Shannon, Dolomite, Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia, Pelham and Birmingham.


Ginette Dow, Attorney at Law

1821 3rd Avenue North

Bessemer, AL  35020

Phone: 205-425-2223

Fax: 205-425-2229

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