Areas of Practice

Probate

old couple on the swing holding handsA death is a trying time for family and friends alike. During such a time it is important to get solid and compassionate guidance to ensure that the deceased relative’s assets are transferred pursuant to his or her documented wishes and in an efficient manner. It is also important that these transfers take place in accordance with Alabama probate law to avoid any potential legal issues in the future. Michael F. Robertson is a long-time resident of Huntsville, Alabama and practices probate law throughout North Alabama. Michael is dedicated to helping North Alabama families in a compassionate and understanding way. If you have recently lost a loved one or have any questions about the process of probating an estate, give Michael F. Robertson a call to schedule a convenient appointment. Michael will be glad to sit down with you, answer your questions, and walk you through a difficult time for you and your family.

Juvenile

young boy behind a fenceGrowing up can be difficult for all children. This is especially so for children who have been accused of a crime or who are left without a competent adult to care for them. The State of Alabama has established a “Juvenile Court” to handle situations involving children such as these in our state. A Juvenile Court case is brought when a juvenile has committed a crime or when a juvenile is in need of supervision. A petition may be brought by a parent or other relative, or other concerned adult. A juvenile intake officer such a petition and determine whether a Juvenile Court case should be commenced. In criminal cases, the intake officer will decide whether a juvenile will be returned to his parents; in dependency cases, the officer will decide whether the juvenile should be put in “shelter care” under the Department of Human Resources.

Once the case is put before the Juvenile Court, the case will be heard by a Juvenile Court judge and not a jury. The judge will make a determination based on the best interest of the juvenile and render a judgment. All juvenile cases are confidential, and records are not made available to the public.

Criminal

man arrestedBeing arrested and charged with a crime can be a terrifying ordeal, and finding an attorney to represent you can be trying, as well. Oftentimes people fear the process of hiring an attorney, having heard the many stereotypes sometimes surrounding the profession. If you need a criminal defense attorney who will stand by you throughout the entire criminal process – from your arrest, the investigation, preparation for trial, and through a trial – give Michael F. Robertson a call. Michael is a criminal defense attorney who wants to help his neighbors in Huntsville and North Alabama by offering a friendly face and dedicated, one-on- one service. This is what criminal defense means to Michael F. Robertson. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime and want to sit down with a friendly face who will assist you every step of the way, give Michael F. Robertson a call to schedule an appointment.