Family Legal Guidance That Gives You Peace of Mind

Vella & King offers experienced, empathetic legal guidance to give you peace of mind and assurance that your case is in the capable hands of attorneys who know what you’re going through and who will work diligently to get the best result for your case.

A Listening Ear

Tolerating chaos for long periods can make it hard to see what you view as normal is actually negative and unhealthy for you and your family. We offer a judgment-free, family-friendly zone to help you leave a bad situation.

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Family law is complicated, and you shouldn’t trust the wrong attorney with something as important as child custody, child support, alimony, and the division of assets, which can make you feel scared and even more exhausted than you already are. Many of our clients struggle with the fear of losing their children, of their lifestyles and their financial norms changing. We know how stressful it is to exchange custody, to feel like your co-parent doesn’t listen to your concerns about your children, and to have a spouse who spends money frivolously without consulting you.  Sometimes our clients endure an unhealthy relationship for so long, that the problems start to feel normal, and we want to help them get out of that situation.


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Honest Advice

We’ll always give you honest, experienced advice and won’t sugarcoat the reality of circumstances pertaining to your case so you can fully understand your options, rights, and responsibilities.

Experience and Empathy

With over 40 years of combined experience and having gone through divorce ourselves, we not only have the expertise to work towards the most beneficial outcome for your case but also empathize with what you’re going through.

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We understand that contacting an attorney sometimes comes with danger and risk. We’ll always respect your privacy and conditions of contact.


We are proud to offer more than 40 years of combined experience in family law. Vella & King, Attorneys at Law, has been named Best Family Lawyer in Birmingham by B-Metro and Birmingham Magazine, Best Appellate Lawyer, rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, and served as Daily Masters and as Mediators for Jefferson County and Shelby County courts. Partners Traci Vella and Rachel King have both received recognition as top Birmingham family law attorneys and have extensive expertise handling cases involving family law, divorce, child support, custody and visitation, same-sex family law issues, and adoption.

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Schedule a free phone consult or opt for an in-person meeting to share the details of your case to see if we can help.


Get direction for your case.

Even if we don’t end up as your lawyers, it’s worth having the free consult so we can help you with next steps on what to do or who to contact.


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Family Law Attorneys You Can Trust

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 Our child-friendly Birmingham family law office is conveniently located in Mountain Brook. Speak with us in person, virtually, or over the phone!

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Attorneys at Law Who Care

Vella & King understands your fear of losing control—of your children, your finances, and the future. As your attorneys, we’re here to partner with you and let you know everything is going to be okay. We’ll handle everything pertaining to your case and guide you step-by-step along the way. The truth is, there isn’t always a winner in family law cases because it’s not always possible to get everything you want.

But we will fight for what’s important to you and provide the support and advice you need to close your case and move on with your life, whether that means going to trial or settling—whichever is in your best interest. Our 40 years of experience in family law, pre and post-divorce assistance, changes to alimony and child support, adoption, and more means you’re in capable, compassionate hands. Simply send us an email or call to get started.


“Ms. Vella’s kind words to me after she settled my case meant a lot to me. I can never remember feeling more alone and dazed than I did at the beginning of my case, and pray I never experience that feeling again. But Ms. Vella gave me a bit of self-worth and I am truly appreciative of that.”

— J. M.

“Ms. Vella, I want to thank you so very much for speaking with me. You eased my mind. I so needed to speak to someone just like you. You were so kind and informative. I have a peace of mind I haven’t had in a while and I’m so appreciative. P. S., you are on my speed dial!”

—S. D.

 “Rachel, Thank you so much for your prompt responses to my questions and sympathetic ear to my frustrations. You’ve been wonderful! I really do appreciate all that you have done.”


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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.

“Rachel, This was a hard, but rewarding process. My life has changed for the better and I love every day that I live. Thank you for your professionalism and your honesty. See you soon.”