Brackin & Johnson Law Firm

150 West Section Avenue

Foley, Al 36535


455 Magnolia Avenue

Fairhpe, AL 36532

Thursday, 12 January 2012 09:13

Divorce Division of Property

Division of Marital Property in a Baldwin County Divorce

Who gets the vehicles? Who gets the house? How should a family business be divided? Has your spouse hidden assets? These are all important questions that must be explored and answered in the property division portion of a divorce.

Complex Family Law Financial Issues

Alabama is a non-community property state where marital assets are not necessarily split down the middle. This gives divorcing couples and their attorneys the freedom to negotiate property division.

At Brackin, McGriff & Johnson, in Baldwin County Alabama, our divorce lawyers have decades of experience helping clients achieve their goals in property division.

Analyzing Your Combined Assets in a Divorce Case

We begin with an analysis of all of your assets and debts. Gather copies of your tax returns, and statements from your bank accounts, investments, pensions, 401Ks, mortgage, credit card debt and other loans.

When necessary, we will bring in a forensic accountant or a forensic computer expert.

Marital Property or Separate Property?

Our attorneys will identify which assets are marital assets and which are separate property. In general, anything that was inherited or received as a gift during the marriage is considered separate property as long as it was kept apart from marital assets and not used for the benefit of the household.

Baldwin County Divorce Attorney - Foley Family Law Lawyer

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Friday, 25 November 2011 22:24

Family Law Attorney

family-lawFor more than 25 years, our Baldwin County Alabama legal team has provided comprehensive family law representation tailored to each client's unique situation and needs. We understand the substantial emotional and financial hardships associated with divorce and other related legal issues. We dedicate our significant talent and resources to helping clients achieve their goals and receive favorable resolutions.

Foley, Alabama Family Law attornies with Brackin McGriff & Johnson provide exceptional service and attention through the course of your case. Our firm values our role as your counsel and will take the time to help you understand your legal issues and how the law may affect your case.

Baldwin County Family Law Attorney

At Brackin McGriff & Johnson, we represent men and women in need of legal guidance for family law matters. At our firm, we approach cases with an eye toward dispute resolution, utilizing negotiation, mediation and arbitration to avoid costly litigation and trial. However, we aggressively fight for our clients at trial when taking their matter in front of a judge is in their best interests.

Our extensive representation includes the following:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Child custody and child support
  • Alimony
  • Property division
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Post-divorce modifications

Baldwin County Divorce Attorney

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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:09

J. Byron Brackin, III

Byron Brackin - Brackin McGriff JohnsonByron Brackin was born and raised in Baldwin County, Alabama, graduating from Bayside Academy in 1999.

Byron attended Birmingham Southern College, graduating in 2003. Thereafter, Byron attended the Mississippi College School of Law, and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2006.  Upon graduation, Byron joined the firm of Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.


Byron practices extensively in the areas of:

Business Organizations Drug Charge Defense
Child Support DUI Defense
Civil Litigation Juvenile Defense
Condominium Law Personal Injury
Criminal Defense Probate Law & Estates
Divorce Proceedings Real Estate Law


Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:07

Kelly A. McGriff

Kelly McGriff - Brackin McGriff Johnson

Kelly McGriff was raised in Baldwin County, Alabama, and graduated from Fairhope High School in 1986. Upon graduation from high school, Kelly attended the University of Alabama, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1990. He thereafter attended the University of Alabama School of Law obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1993.

After law school, Kelly was employed with the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office. In 1994, Kelly and Buddy formed Brackin and McGriff, P.C., which later became Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.

Kelly's practice is developed along two, distinct tracks.

He practices in the areas of civil litigation, probate practice, trusts, wills, business law, guardianships, estates, real property, estate planning, family law, as well as working as a civil and domestic mediator. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.

Further, Kelly has spent more than ten years working in virtually every aspect of communications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative and land use in both the private and public sectors, including Internet services and technologies; conventional and emerging wireless services; telecommunications equipment development; and other high-technology applications.

Kelly is a past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association, Fairhope Sunset Rotary Club, and former counsel of the Baldwin County Republican Party. He serves on the Baldwin County Bar Association's Standing Committee on Domestic Relations Practice.

Kelly is an adjunct professor at Faulkner State Junior College, and the Associate Municipal Judge for Orange Beach, Alabama.

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:06

Julian B. "Buddy" Brackin

Buddy Brackin - Brackin McGriff JohnsonBuddy Brackin was born and raised in Marengo County, Alabama and graduated from Thomaston High School in 1968. Upon graduation from high school, Buddy attended Marion Military Institute for one year and graduated from Troy University in 1972.

He thereafter attended the University of Alabama School of Law obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1976 as well as his Masters Degree in Public Administration. After law school, Buddy was employed with the State of Alabama Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1977, Buddy relocated to Baldwin County, Alabama. In 1986, Buddy formed Julian B. Brackin, P.C. which later became Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, P.C.

Buddy practices extensively in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Condominium Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Banking Law, Business Organizations, Divorce, Juvenile, Child Support, Personal Injury, and Estate matters.

Buddy is a past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Baldwin County Judicial Selection Committee as the representative of the Baldwin County Bar Association. Buddy also serves on the Standing Committee on Practice and Procedureand and is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.

Buddy has been the Municipal Judge of the Cities of Robertsdale, Alabama and Orange Beach, Alabama since 1980 and 1994, respectively. He was a founding Director of Vision Bank and currently serves as a director of Capstone Bancshares, Inc.

At the law office of Brackin and Johnson, we represent clients throughout the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, including those in Robertsdale, Foley, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Mobile, Summerdale, Bay Minette,

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

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