Divorce

Dedicated To Protecting The Rights Of Clients In Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful events in life. Whether contested or uncontested, the dissolution of a marriage often involves a complex web of financial and legal issues with long-lasting consequences. When children are involved, divorce becomes more complicated and raises the issues of custody, child support and visitation.

Even without children, divorce often involves the complicated issues of division of property and spousal support. To protect what is important to you, it is best to work with a firm like the Law Office of Laura L. Davenport.

Each client’s situation is unique. With this in mind, I will evaluate you and your family’s individual needs and develop an approach that addresses those needs in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The Law Office of Laura L. Davenport is a family law firm providing effective advice and advocacy for clients throughout Louisiana, with a special interest in fathers’ rights. As your lawyers, I will advise you of your legal rights and then protect those rights through the difficult legal process.

The Basics Of Divorce

In Louisiana, if there are no children, parties must live separate and apart for six months before getting a divorce. If there are minor children involved, the parents must live apart for one year prior to filing for divorce. However, under some circumstances, such as physical abuse and adultery, parties may obtain a divorce in less time. If drugs and alcohol are an issue, I am also a chemical dependency counselor, specially qualified to navigate through these issues.

As part of your divorce process, I work together with clients to resolve all necessary matters, including:

I am prepared to take your matter to court to fiercely defend and protect your rights. If your situation requires an assertive approach through litigation and a trial, I am not afraid to ensure your rights are protected throughout the divorce process. While an aggressive stance in some cases is appropriate, skillful negotiation or mediation can settle most, if not all, issues with less expense and fewer delays.

Contact Our Firm Today

When contemplating a divorce, time is of the essence. Through proper planning and preparation, I hope to help you achieve your goals and put you on solid footing going forward.

Call the Law Office of Laura L. Davenport located in Lafayette today at (337) 231-1397 to get started. You can also fill out this online contact form.