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Top Family Lawyers: Jessie Hardy


JHardy Family Law, LLC

JHardy Family Law was established in September 2020 by Jessie Keating Hardy, Esq. The firm works diligently to protect you and your family as well as provide you with support and assistance throughout the legal process.

“We recognize the impact these decisions will have on you and your family, and hope to provide clarity and creative solutions to resolve your divorce and family law issues. We also understand that every family is different, which is why we invest in your situation and discuss all available options in order to develop a plan of action together,” Jessie Hardy says.

As a small firm serving the Birmingham area, J. Hardy Family Law is able to give personal attention to complex cases, meaning your best interests are always at the forefront of the strategy. The firm plans an approach that is efficient and cost-effective, but always mindful of your goals. The firm’s motto is “We’re here when you need us.”

Legal Background

Jessie Hardy has been helping clients with family law and divorce related issues for more than a decade; she has practiced law in Alabama and Florida since 2010. She is passionate about domestic law and advocating for families. Her experience has been focused on contested and uncontested divorces, property division, asset valuation and/or dissipation, alimony, child support, child custody, visitation, paternity, dependency, post-divorce modification, contempt, and other family law issues.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at Florida State University in 2006 and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2010.

Jessie is a member of the State of Florida Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, as well as a Board Member of Pathways, Junior League of Birmingham, and serves as a Second Saturday Attorney Presenter. She is also active in the Family Law Sections of the American and Alabama State Bar Associations and currently serves as the Incoming Chair of the Alabama State Bar Family Law Section. 

Practice Areas

Divorce, Custody and Visitation: Hiring the right attorney to advise you in your divorce process and bring your case to an efficient cost-effective resolution is the most important thing for you to feel represented and secure. The right attorney can make all the difference to your family after the divorce is finalized.

Property Division: A top issue during most divorces is how to divide property equitably between spouses, including high net worth investments, trusts and business interests.. 

Modifications: When an ex-spouse wishes to change certain conditions pertaining to their divorce decree, that is referred to as post-divorce actions or modifications. Modifications can be just as complicated as the initial divorce process.

Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements: A marital contract can make all the difference in a divorce. Agreements relating to debts, accounts, and joint property allow you to set the stage for your marriage or after reconciling your marriage. These also allow you to streamline issues in the unfortunate event of a divorce.

Contempt: Divorce can be complicated and sometimes a divorce decree may be hard to maintain; but once a divorce decree is finalized and a court order is entered it is legally binding and must be upheld or the court may intervene through a contempt filing.

Q & A

What you should know about divorce ?

“At J Hardy Family Law, we know that marriages are tricky; and sometimes a marriage may end in divorce. Knowing what the laws are for your state, plus the requirements for filing, are critical tools your lawyer must know. In Alabama, there are criteria and guidelines to follow for a successful filing and entry of a divorce agreement or order. With divorce agreements, property division and rights relating to custody and the visitation of children are two of the most important issues covered. In Alabama, a divorce can be granted based on fault-grounds (adultery, abuse, etc.) or no-fault grounds, but either way, you have to wait the standard 30 days as a “cooling off” period from when the Complaint is filed to when the Court can legally enter a divorce decree, even if you and your spouse have a divorce agreement.”

What special talents and sensibilities do you need to bring to the practice of divorce law?

“I practice divorce law with an eye on the family dynamic which means I look to understand the “psychology of the family” before I take any legal action that may ultimately make my client’s family worse. I find that how you start the divorce process and who you hire says everything about how the divorce process will go for your case and how much or little the process will affect your family. Be intentional about your decision to hire a divorce attorney because your confidence and control over the process to protect your family should always come first.”

JHardy Family Law

200 Office Park Drive Suite 310, Mountain Brook, AL 35223

(205) 545-7445

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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