There are few things in life as stressful and emotional as a divorce. If your marriage is ending, it can be difficult to handle the ends and outs of a legal proceeding on top of all the other things with which you have to deal.
When handling child custody matters, we firmly believe that the only thing that matters is what is in the best interest of the children.
Caring for children is expensive and getting more expensive every day. If you believe you are entitled to child support or an increase in existing child support payments, our attorneys can determine exactly what you are entitled.
Often referred to in other states as "Alimony," Louisiana law offers two types of spousal support, interim and final.
Any property acquired during a marriage is presumed to be community property and is owned equally by spouses. When the couple is divorcing, the property needs to be divided and ownership transferred.
One of the happiest jobs an attorney can do is to assist a couple with an adoption. Whether you want to adopt a step-child through an intrafamily adoption or a non-relative in a private adoption, our attorneys can guide you through the often complex and lengthy adoption process.
Protective orders serve to protect people from violence, harassment, and stalking. If you are in fear of any of these, our attorneys can assist you through the process to make sure you are protected.
Emergency Custody Orders
An ex parte emergency custody order allows the immediate change of a custody schedule, without first having a hearing, when a child is in immediate harm.
Do you need a will? Yes! People don't want to think about death, but it is a reality of life. Our office has seen many loved ones who have been harmed because someone did not have a will, or had an invalid will.
A Trust can help protect your assets if you are no longer capable of handling your own affairs. It can also be used to protect and direct the use of your property for your minor children in the case of your death.
Special Needs Trusts
If you have a child or family member who has special needs, the government often requires their assets to be used before they qualify for assistance.
Nursing homes cost an average of $85,000 per year for an individual. This can quickly deplete all of your assets, leaving your family with nothing after your death.
Handling the succession of a deceased family member can get very complicated very quickly, especially if real estate is involved. Handling the matter improperly can lead to further expense and inconvenience.
Forming Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships and Non-Profit Organizations
A business entity can protect your personal assets from seizure.
If a person is failing to pay you for leased property, or is violating a lease, you need them out as soon as possible. Conversely, if you have received a Notice to Vacate, you may only have a few days to react before you lose your home.
Breach of Contract
A contract is a great way to make sure someone follows through on an agreement, but it is not worth the paper it is written on if you don't know how to enforce it.
Having a judgment against someone can just be the beginning. You now have to actually collect on the judgment.
An interdiction is necessary when an adult no longer has the ability to care for either themselves or their financial affairs.
Social Security Disability Claims
If you are unable to work due to your medical condition, you may qualify for monthly payments and insurance through the government.
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