The Law Offices of Zackery L. Burr, LLC

The Law Offices of Zackery L. Burr is devoted to helping Alabama's River Region families find peace by providing practical and professional legal services. When you choose to become our client, you will experience caring service.

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Firm Overview

If you hire a shark for a lawyer, you will find yourself the only one being bitten. The shark approach causes unnecessary hostility and interferes with a favorable resolution of a case. Our attorney is not a shark, but a down-to-earth lawyer who can explain legal concepts in simple terms. We approach every matter with the goal of obtaining a fair and generous result for our client as efficiently as possible. This approach is designed to reduce your legal fees and prevent unwarranted family drama. However, you can rest assured that when aggressive tactics become necessary, our powerful and skilled Montgomery, Alabama lawyer will be ready and willing to fight for you.

The hallmarks of our practice are:
Honor-Our founding attorney, Zackery L. Burr, has a reputation with lawyers and judges across the state as someone who means and does exactly what he says. Our staff follows suit. Our word is our bond. We do not slip things by people. We are forthright and up-front about fees, laws, expectations, and results.
Experience-We know the law and its latest developments. Our pleadings, agreements and efforts are thorough, well formulated and beyond reproach. Our lawyer thinks outside the box to provide the highest levels of family law, estate planning, and probate service.
Values-We put God first in our lives, followed by our families, our churches and this law firm. We wake up early, attend to our religious needs, exercise, eat healthy, read, keep abreast of cultural and legal developments, and endeavor to be excellent family and community members. While success is important, we do not let its pursuit compromise our integrity.

Our law firm is dedicated to services centered on the institution of family, which include:
Child custody-Child custody is often the most contentious part of a divorce or separation, since it requires parties to agree to a satisfactory arrangement and establish a child support payment schedule. Our lawyer can help you reach an acceptable arrangement and negotiate post-divorce and post-separation modifications when necessary.
Adoption-As with other states, adoption in Alabama can be a tedious process, but the end result is certainly worth the time and effort. One of the most fulfilling parts of our job is helping a child become part of a loving home. Our Montgomery lawyer can help you fulfill all adoption requirements, whether the adoptee is a minor or an adult.
Divorce-We handle both contested and uncontested divorces throughout Alabama. We have extensive litigation and negotiation experience and will work hard to reach a favorable settlement for you.
Estate planning-Planning for the distribution of your assets or the care for your minor children upon your death is something that many of us procrastinate, but it is necessary. Our Montgomery lawyer will explain your options to help you decide what is right for you and what will benefit your family.
Probate-Upon death, most people's estates must be probated, which is to say that they are distributed through supervision of a court. The probate process can be long and often requires the need for legal representation. We know that the loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult times for you and your family, and we will provide sensitive and caring support. Our Montgomery lawyer is here to help you and your family smooth out the probate process in order to have your lost loved one's assets appropriately distributed.
Main Office

The Law Offices of Zackery L. Burr, LLC
8 Commerce Street
Suite 410
Montgomery  AL  36104

Phone
  • 334-329-6885
Fax
  • 334-625-1531

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

No

Child Custody
At The Law Offices of Zackery L. Burr, we work hard to protect your rights as a parent and your child's right to have you in his or her life.
When determining which party should be granted custody, Alabama family law judges consider:

The best interest and welfare of the children

Fault of the parties

Character and conduct of each parent

Age and sex of the children

Past care and custody of the children

Economic conditions of the parents

Preference of the children of sufficient age and maturity

Agreement of the parents

Any other relevant factors

Alabama courts generally prefer joint custody arrangements. When deciding whether to grant joint custody, the courts analyze the factors above, as well as:

The agreement or lack of agreement of the parents on joint custody

The past and present ability of the parents to cooperate with each other and make decisions jointly

The ability of the parents to encourage the sharing of love, affection and contact between the child and other parent

Any history of or potential for child abuse, spousal abuse or kidnapping

The geographic proximity of the parents to each other as this relates to the practical considerations of joint physical custody

The court may award joint custody with or without the consent of both parties.

Divorce
Divorce can be confusing and difficult, but with our help, you will not have the burden of making tough decisions alone. When you hire us, you will leave our office relieved that your divorce proceeding is in a lawyer's skilled hands.
Electing to file for divorce is always a difficult decision, but the divorce process itself in Alabama is straightforward. The document that states your desire to end the marriage is called the complaint, and it is typically filed by a laweyer in the circuit court of the county in which the non-filing party (the defendant) resides, or in the circuit court of the county in which the parties resided when the separation occurred. The defendant has 30 days to file an answer upon receiving service of the divorce complaint. The court then schedules a series of hearings to determine what is at issue between the couple.

Divorces can be either uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is usually less costly and occurs when couples agree on the division of assets and a child custody scheme. A contested divorce occurs when one of the spouses does not wish to have a divorce or when the parties cannot agree on a distribution of the assets or custody and visitation of children. Contested divorces can lead to volatile, highly charged situations, but our talented Montgomery divorce lawyer is here to reduce any unnecessary drama while standing up for your rights.

Family
If you believe legal action is necessary to resolve or protect your family from conflict, it is essential that you entrust these private matters with a knowledgeable and compassionate Montgomery family law attorney.
We work closely with our clients to understand their goals. Our attorney tries to avoid unnecessary litigation and expenses by reaching an acceptable resolution for you and your family — one that meets your needs and theirs. Our practice is guided by determination to do what is best for you in your particular situation.

As a family law firm, we provide the following services:

Child custody — Child custody is an often contentious matter, but it’s one in which the court makes its decisions based on what it believes to be in the best interests of the children involved. We seek to shield children as much as possible from the trauma associated with child custody disputes while assisting you and the court in reaching a child custody and visitation scheme that is most advantageous for your child's upbringing.

Adoption — Adoption in Alabama is strongly encouraged by the state through the use of subsidies to adopters, but it remains a complex process with legal implications. Families considering adoption should discuss the matter with an experienced Montgomery family law attorney who can ensure the process proceeds as smoothly as possible.

Divorce — Divorce is a difficult and emotional process. Our Montgomery divorce attorney will take the time to explain all your options and work closely with you until all matters are finalized.

Estate planning — Regardless of income, all adults should have a plan for how their assets are to be distributed after they pass away. Unfortunately, many people die without a valid will in place, which risks costly and contentious disputes between family members and results in extra probate fees. Consult our Montgomery lawyer about the best way to structure your estate plan so that your wishes are upheld and your family protected.

Probate — The death of a family member or friend is never easy, and the process of probating his or her estate can be especially difficult. Hiring a probate attorney can ease the burden and reduce the strain. We are here to guide you through the probate process in Alabama.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

After working for several years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Mr. Burr was called to serve people rather than an institution. He wanted to work with people on a personal level and receive the gratification that comes from helping someone through life's difficult challenges. Through operating this family law firm, he is accomplishing that goal and positively impacting the live's of his clients.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

If you hire a shark for a lawyer, you will find yourself the only one being bitten. The shark approach causes unnecessary hostility and interferes with a favorable resolution of a case. Our Montgomery, Alabama family attorney is not a shark, but a down-to-earth lawyer who can explain legal concepts in simple terms. We approach every matter with the goal of obtaining a fair and generous result for our client as efficiently as possible. This approach is designed to reduce your legal fees and prevent unwarranted family drama. However, you can rest assured that when aggressive tactics become necessary, our powerful and skilled Montgomery, Alabama lawyer will be ready and willing to fight for you.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The Law Offices of Zackery L. Burr, LLC places a premium on client communication. We strive to return each of clients calls or emails within 2 business days. We never want our clients to be in the dark about their issues. We keep in frequent contact with all clients to continually ensure that our client's needs are being served.

Zackery Burr

As a lifetime Alabama resident, attorney Zackery L. Burr is committed to the improvement of our state and believes that this starts with strengthening and protecting our families. Mr. Burr met his wife, Jennifer, while attending the University of Montevallo. After earning his bachelor
Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2008

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