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Shane Michael Oncale

Shane Michael Oncale

The Oncale Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Alabama, Tennessee
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I pride myself in giving personal attention to my clients. Our firm represents individuals in the middle of a divorce or other family law crisis. In most cases, our clients will be faced with difficult issues that have a very real personal impact beyond the simple legal analysis. Most will be facing such issues and the law for the first time in their lives. Fear, confusion and uncertainly are rampant. We try to provide a safe haven and a place for sound advice handed out with patience, personal attention and compassion. If we can help you through the many issues involved in a divorce or family crisis, please do not hessitate to call on us. The first consultation is always free and you will speak with an actuall attorney for that consultaion and not merely a member of our staff.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Oncale Firm
Alabama State Bar
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
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Legal Answers
67 Questions Answered

Q. I'm paying child support for two children. One is now age 19. Does support automatically stop for him?
A: You have to go back to court for you child support to be reset with a new calculation done for the remaining child. By the way, it does not cut in half.
Q. How can I make my husband pay me while going through a divorce? He recently put me out of the house and filed.
A: There is always temporary relief or as the law calls it pendente lite relief available and you need to seek it yesterday. You are really behind on these issues and he should not have and would not have been allowed to do some of the things he has already done if you had a lawyer and could get before a judge. Most judges will not appreciate the things he has already done and judge him accordingly but the judge may never know if you do not get a lawyer. Please look at hiring an attorney as soon as possible.
Q. Just found out husband has 17yr old, will back support be ordered?
A: A lot going on here and let me say you need to get an attorney involved to make sure this all goes as quickly as possible. So to answer one of your questions you should definitely hire an attorney. Venues in Alabama vary on whether they will reach back to charge a father with back child support under the factual scenario you present. I notice your location is Millbrook or that is at least where you were when you asked the question. Parts of Millbrook are in 2 different counties but, they share the same judges and those judges even under pretty egregious circumstances like you present do allow a reach back of 2 years. 2 years is the max they can go. He can and should also ask for visitation and an opportunity to get to know the child. It is probably best to leave it loose given his age but he should not allow the mother to shut him out of getting to know his child. His income for child support purposes should be reduced by the child support he is paying for the other children as the order pertaining to them is pre-existing. However, he should no longer be paying child support for a 19 year old as 19 is the age of majority in Alabama. There is a lot here as you may have noticed and you really do need to consult an attorney.
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The Oncale Firm
1 Chase Corporate Dr
Birmingham, AL 35244
Telephone: (205) 458-9805
The Oncale Firm
7027 Madison Pike
Huntsville, AL 35806
Telephone: (205) 458-9805