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How DNA is used in paternity cases in Louisiana

Paternity cases establish a father’s right to time with his child as well as his duty to help financially support the child through child support payments.

Our firm represents both fathers and mothers in paternity cases. We represent fathers who wish to establish custody as well as fathers who don’t believe they have fathered a child and want to confirm this. We also represent mothers who want to establish paternity in order to get the financial support they need to raise their child.

Do I need a prenuptial agreement?

Prenuptial agreements have had a bad reputation over the years, but the truth is that they are a smart choice for many Louisiana residents who are getting married.

Ultimately, prenups are not intended to prepare for a divorce, they are intended to offer both parties protection in case a divorce should occur. 

Adopting a step-child in Louisiana

When you marry someone who already has a child, you not only get a husband or wife, you also get a son or daughter.

In some cases, the child’s other biological parent may no longer play a role in the child’s life, and you may decide to be legally recognized as the child’s parent by legally adopting him or her.

When your family law matter involves domestic violence claims

Unfortunately, domestic violence is an issue in many Louisiana divorce and child custody cases. The good news is that if you are the victim of domestic violence, your family law attorney can help you ask the court for a protective order to keep you and your children safe.

A protective order works by ordering the abusive to stay away from you and/or your children, much like a restraining order. If the abuser does not stay away, you have the right to call the police and the abuser could be arrested.

Does adultery affect alimony in Louisiana?

The short answer is: It can.

Most states, including Louisiana, have adopted no-fault divorce laws, meaning that one spouse does not have to accuse the other spouse of wrongdoing in order to get a divorce. However, issues like adultery can still effect the outcome of the divorce in the state.

Who gets what in a Louisiana divorce?

Property division is one of the most contested issues in many divorce cases.

Louisiana is a community property state, which means that marital property and debt is divided 50-50, absent a prenuptial agreement. Although that sounds pretty straightforward, parties to a divorce often disagree on who should get what.

Will Britney Spears tie the knot again soon?

One of Louisiana’s most famous residents, Britney Spears, recently said that she would “love” to get married again, telling People Magazine that she “believe[s] in the fairytale.”

Spears has been dating producer Charlie Ebersol for six months, but before she starts planning on meeting him at the altar she should first think about a prenuptial agreement.

How to start getting child support in Louisiana

Under Louisiana state law, both parents have a legal obligation to support their child financially, whether the non-custodial parent wants to be actively involved in the child’s life or not.

If you are a custodial parent who is interested in seeking child support, you have come to the right place. Our firm has assisted many custodial parents in getting the support they need to raise their children.

Why choose mediation?

You have probably heard the term “mediation” before, but you may not know much about the process or whether it may be a good fit for your family law situation. Hopefully, this post will help clear up those ambiguities.  

What is mediation?

What are the steps toward a Louisiana adoption?

Adding a new member to a family is a very big undertaking, no matter how prepared an individual or a couple is for parenthood. The adoption of a child takes time, probably with good reason. Baton Rouge residents may become interested in adoption before learning much about the legal process or how adoption can impact their lives.

Contact Our Child Custody And Support Lawyers In Baton Rouge

We will take the time to learn as much as possible about your situation. Based on your goals and circumstances, we will help you determine the best course of action. Contact a Louisiana family law attorney at our law firm today.

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