Amber Yerkey James

Amber Yerkey James

New Beginnings Family Law, P.C.
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Elder Law, Employment Law...
  • Alabama
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I am the owner of New Beginnings Family Law, P.C., originally founded in 2006 as James Family Law Center, LLC. We are a matrimonial and family law firm serving clients in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, dependency, grandparent visitation, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, surrogacy, adoption, collaborative law, mediation, and appeals. I am licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Courts for the Northern District of Alabama, and all state courts in the State of Alabama. I have received training in many areas of family law as well as domestic relations mediation and domestic violence mediation.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
CEO, Attorney
New Beginnings Family Law, P.C.
- Current
Of Counsel
International Fertility Law Group, PC
- Current
Adjunct Professor
Birmingham School of Law
- Current
Owner, Attorney
James Family Law Center, LLC
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Education
Birmingham School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Sigma Delta Kappa, Graduated with Honors (9th in class), Mock Trial Team
University of Alabama - Birmingham
B.A. | Music
Honors: Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Blazer Band, Choir, Golden Key Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Most Outstanding Music Student
University of Alabama - Birmingham
MBA
Awards
Rising Star 2016
Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Madison County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Morgan County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Alabama State Bar
Member
- Current
Certifications
Board Certified Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. During divorce seperation can wife bring her new lover into my home
A: She "can" bring her lover into your home, but she should not. If she does that, it could have an impact on the outcome of your divorce case. If you have already filed for divorce and are represented by an attorney, you should talk with your attorney about this situation. If you are not represented, I suggest hiring a divorce/family law attorney in your area to assist you with this matter.
Q. We have lived in Al. for over 180 days.have full phys. cust. of son. Mom lives in Mn. Which state do we file in on visit
A: Even though Alabama is the "home state" of the child, MN has continuing jurisdiction because your son's mom still lives there. You could attempt to file in AL; but if your son's mom does not have any connection to Alabama other than your son being here or she seeks to have the case dismissed here because she still lives there, it is likely that the case will be dismissed. Your best bet is to file in MN.
Q. I live in Alabama. If I move out at age 18, can my parents legally bring me back?
A: Technically, the age of majority in Alabama is 19. As such, your parents are still responsible for you until that time.
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Huntsville Office
2311 Market Place S.W.
Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35801
USA
Telephone: (256) 518-9529
Fax: (256) 767-9722