Practice Areas

Experience That Gets Results

If you need legal help, you can depend on the attorneys of Burttram & Henderson in Birmingham, Alabama.

We are skilled and experienced lawyers who have a long history of getting positive results for clients in all areas of our practice, including:

  • Family law: We provide sound advice and steadfast guidance to clients dealing with the emotional and financial impact of divorce and family law issues. We have literally handles thousands of divorces in our 70+ years of practice. There is nothing we haven't seen or heard.
  • Divorce: We protect your interests as you move forward into a new phase of life.
  • Military family law: As a U.S. Army Reserve Colonel (retired), attorney Bruce Burttram understands the legal issues affecting military personnel and their families. Col. Burttram especially understands the computation and division of retired pay; continuining military benefits after divorce to include medical coverage through tri-care, survivor benefit plan (SBP) coverage and how to utilize and deal with the provision of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
  • Division of marital property: We will not allow your spouse to take advantage of you financially. Our attorneys know how to look out for your immediate and long-term financial interests.
  • Child custody & visitation: Learn what you can do today to persuade the court that you should be awarded primary custody of your children. Or contact us to discuss a child custody modification.
  • Child support: We help establish, modify and enforce child support payments.
  • Adoption: There is nothing worse than an adoption gone wrong. Don't risk the future of your family to just any lawyer.
  • Estate planning and wills: Nothing provides peace of mind like a well-made estate plan. We provide the documents you need to get your affairs in order. We also represent clients in probate, estate administration and will contests.
  • Criminal defense: Don't speak to authorities without first talking to an attorney who knows how to protect your rights and interests. We represent clients in cases ranging from traffic tickets and petty theft to the most serious felonies.
  • DUI, drunk driving: Never assume that an attorney cannot help minimize the negative consequences of a drunk driving charge. You may be surprised at the difference we can make in a DUI case.
  • Business and Commercial Law: We represent small and medium-sized businesses in everything from initial start-up to ongoing business legal needs.
  • Interstate Custody Litigation and Enforcement: We are well versed in the law of interstate custody issues and regularly engage in litigation involving the terms of the Uniform Child Custofdy Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PPJA).
  • Relocation Issues: We regularly assist parents in enforcing a proposed move with their children out of state or in defeating the other parents proposed reloaction of the child or children out of State. We are well versed in Alabama's "Parent-Child Relationship Protection Act" otherwise known as the Relocation Act.

To discuss your legal issue, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm by phone or e-mail. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation.