Lafayette Divorce Attorney
Protecting The Rights Of Louisiana Men And Women
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 skilled Lafayette divorce lawyer.
Each client’s situation is unique. With this in mind, I will evaluate the individual needs of you and your family and will develop an approach that addresses those needs in the most efficient and effective manner possible. My firm, Laura L. Davenport, is a family law firm providing effective advice and advocacy for all clients. I will advise you of your legal rights and then protect those rights through the difficult legal process.
I am prepared to take your matter to court to aggressively defend and protect your rights. If your situation requires an aggressive 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, many times skillful negotiation or mediation can settle most if not all issues with less expense and fewer delays.
Louisiana Divorce Basics
In Louisiana, parties must live separate and apart for six months to get a divorce if there are no children, and one year with minor children in the marriage. However, under some circumstances such as physical abuse and adultery, parties may obtain a divorce in less time. As a chemical dependency counselor, if drugs and alcohol are an issue, I am specially qualified to navigate through these issues.
As part of your divorce process, I work together with clients to resolve all necessary issues:
Contact Laura Davenport — Lafayette Divorce Lawyer Serving The Lafayette-Acadiana Area
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. Contact me at 337-231-1397 to get started. Fees vary according to the complexity of the case.