Attorney Lana Hawkins assists clients in central and northern Alabama in a range of practice areas, including Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate Law Proceedings, Business and Corporate Law, and Litigation and Appeals. Before returning to live and practice in her hometown of Arab, Alabama in 2004, Ms. Hawkins practiced in Birmingham, Alabama; Palo Alto, California; and Washington D.C. Family Law Attorney Ms. Hawkins’ Family Law practice includes contested and non-contested divorces, child custody and visitation, child support awards and enforcement, post-minority support, modification proceedings, asset protection issues, paternity determination proceedings, adoptions, grandparent rights, and restraining orders stemming from domestic abuse. Ms. Hawkins’ is a children’s rights activist, advocating for the rights of the unborn child and for children who have been abused, neglected and forgotten. In 2015, she formed The Children’s Justice Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to study, advance and integrate children’s constitutional and legal rights in a new culture that recognizes both traditional and non-traditional family structures. Ms. Hawkins was named to the Top 100 Family Lawyers in 2014 and most recently named to the Top 100 Lawyers in the state of Alabama. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar. Ms. Hawkins’ practice encompasses basic estate planning, including wills, medical directives, powers of attorney, and incapacity planning. She also provides more complex estate planning services to clients in need of revocable trusts, by-pass trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, special needs trusts, and other specialized trust planning. In addition, Ms. Hawkins handles a wide range of Probate Law matters, including Guardianship and Conservatorship matters, Estate Administrations, and Estate Litigation. Ms. Hawkins has more than twenty years of Business and Corporate Law experience as well.