521 E. Tennessee St., Florence, AL 35630


Robert F. Smith is a respected member of the legal community and is recognized throughout the State of Alabama as a leader and innovator in the field of divorce and family law.  He has practiced law since 1984 and has legal and trial experience representing individuals and the State of Alabama.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is past chair of the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.  He is also active in the Alabama Child Support Association.

Mr. Smith was awarded "Lawyer of the Year" in 2012 by the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar.

Mr. Smith was awarded "Lawyer of the Year" in 2015 by the Alabama Child Support Association.

The Law Firm of Robert F. Smith is a Divorce & Family Law practice.  Our services include Contested and Uncontested Divorce, Modifications, Contempt, Paternity, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, Separation Agreements, Parenting Plans, Division of Marital Property, Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements, Adoptions and other related matters.  Mr. Smith is a trained Mediator and offers services for Divorce, Family Law, and Civil Mediation.  

Choosing a divorce attorney is an important decision.  Make the right decision. Contact us today! 

Email ShoalsFamilyLaw@gmail.com. to speak with us about your legal needs.  We are an appointment only law firm.



At the Law Office of Robert F. Smith, we know that a divorce is a life-changing event.  Your family is not ending, it is changing.


When a couple gets divorced, one spouse could be left at a severe financial disadvantage unless the issue of spousal maintenance is properly addressed.

Child Support

When a family with children goes through a divorce or legal separation, the needs of the children must continue to be met.

Child Custody

Under Alabama law, custody of any child(ren) may be granted jointly or to either parent by court decision.

Property Divison

At the Law Office of Robert F. Smith, we realize the importance of identifying your marital estate and accurately valuing the same to ensuring an equitable property settlement.


Attorney Robert F. Smith can help you choose whether mediation or collaborative law will meet your specific needs.


Attorney Robert F. Smith has devoted his entire practice to divorce and family law matters. With his vast experience, he understands the value of a negotiated settlement agreement. Whenever possible, he is committed to helping clients avoid contentious litigation, instead,  finding common ground through the processes of mediation or collaborative law. These alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods often allow a greater degree of freedom and creativity in developing an amicable agreement. 


A divorce is a life-changing event, and the decisions that you make during the process can impact you and your children. We understand the seriousness of the situation, and we are equipped to provide the competent, compassionate and zealous representation you need. At our law firm, we take the time to explain your available options and the possible implications of your decisions. Your best case scenario. Your worst case scenario. So, you can make an informed decision. No matter how complicated your case may be, it is our goal to help you navigate through the divorce process and get the happier, healthier life you deserve.

Choosing the right attorney is an important part of any legal proceeding. Your attorney should assist you through the process, not make it more difficult. If you are in need of help with a family law matter or if you are considering a divorce and would like more information about how our firm can help, contact our office. Call 256-764-2889 to schedule a confidential consultation. From our office in Florence, we are proud to serve individuals and families throughout Lauderdale County, Colbert County, Limestone County, Franklin County, Lawrence County, Morgan County and Madison County.



Alabama Disclaimer: 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.