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Thibodaux, LA Divorce Attorney
(985) 228-4322 1054 Canal Boulevard
Thibodaux, LA 70034
Divorce
Assumption Parish, LA Divorce Attorney
(985) 369-6168 4759 Hwy 1
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Lafourche Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer
(985) 448-3612 307 St Philip St
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Lafourche Parish, LA Divorce Attorney
(985) 447-6176 409 Canal Blvd
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Divorce and Family
Lafourche Parish, LA Divorce Attorney
(985) 446-5480 410 St Philip St
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Stephen Rue
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(504) 443-2400 3309 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
Jefferson Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
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Harold E Weiser
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(504) 358-2273 3801 Canal St, STE 205
New Orleans, LA 70119
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Mr. Weiser is a Partner at the Weiser Law Firm, LLLC and practices Civil Ligation, Family Law and Criminal Law. Mr. Weiser is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, he is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers He practices law in the Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Louisiana & the Western District.

Mr. Weiser is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law in Civil Law with a Certificate International Law. His Bachelor's degree is from Loyola University in New Orleans with honors. Mr....
Sarah Pfeiffer
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(504) 366-4025 400 Poydras
Suite 1125B
New Orleans , LA 70130
Divorce and Family
Tulane University School of Law and University of Kentucky College of Law
I am Sarah Pfeiffer, single mom, attorney, and fiercely positive legal advocate for all types of families. I work with families to build a pathway through conflict that creates lasting peace, more financial security, space for personal and parental growth, and allows the adults involved to model healthy relationships for their children.
Kim Ngan Nguyen
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(504) 517-8160 701 Poydras St
Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Divorce and Family
University of Vienna Law School, Vienna, Austria and Loyola University New Orleans
Kim Ngan Nguyen brings dedication and passion for family law to Lowe, Stein, Hoffman Allweiss, & Hauver, LLP. She attended the University of New Orleans, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to earn her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University College of Law. Her commitment to helping people and families pushed her to focus on family and domestic law. As a New Orleans family lawyer, Ms. Nguyen’s practice includes complex divorces, child custody, property disputes, dissolution of business entities in a divorce, and more. An avid member of the legal community, she frequently lectures at...
Laurel A. Salley
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Jefferson Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(504) 837-5499 3445 N. Causeway Blvd.
Suite 510
Metairie, LA 70002
Divorce and Family
Tulane University School of Law
Laurel Salley was born and raised in the New Orleans area. She attended St. Martin's Episcopal School, the University of Miami, Louisiana State University and Tulane Law School.

While at St. Martin's, Laurel was very involved in the Key Club, a community service organization for high school students. During her years at LSU, she was involved with many campus organizations, including Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After graduation from LSU, Laurel joined the Lakeside Kiwanis Club, the same community service organization that sponsored her high school's Key Club. She is a member of the Lakeside Kiwanis Club to this day.

While attending Tulane...
Steven C Tureau
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Ascension Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(225) 647-9999 12320 Hwy 44 Suite 3C
Gonzales, LA 70737
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Born and raised in Ascension Parish, Steven Tureau has been around the law his entire life. Not only does his practice with his father, helping injured clients. In his career, Steven has been named as one of Louisiana’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. The National Trial Lawyers recently named Steven Tureau as one of “Louisiana’s Top 40 Attorneys Under 40” in plaintiff civil cases. In 2015, Steven received the distinguished award of being named as a Louisiana Rising Star by SuperLawyers.
The injury...
Amber L. Cain
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(504) 302-0416 318 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Barbara Volk Madere
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Jefferson Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 40 years experience
(504) 366-0909 310 Huey P Long Avenue #101
Gretna, LA 70053
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Loyola University New Orleans
I came to Louisiana in 1975 from New York to attend law school. I graduated in 1978 from Loyola College of Law, New Orleans, and I was granted admission to the Louisiana Bar in 1979. I have remained in Louisiana and have practiced family and juvenile law for 36 years. I love my work and I especially like being able to help clients develop custodial and parenting plans post- physical separation and/or divorce. I am a trained mediator and a collaborative divorce lawyer.
Louis J. Cosenza
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Ascension Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(225) 647-6644 1518 E Hwy 30
Gonzales, LA 70737
Divorce and Family
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Louis J. Cosenza is a skilled litigator with experience in diverse areas including tort law, medical malpractice, lawyer disciplinary proceedings, and criminal defense and prosecution in state and federal courts and military Courts Martial. In his 40+ years as a lawyer, Mr. Cosenza has also represented clients in a wide variety of civil disputes, notably in the areas of contract and property law.

A native of New Orleans who has spent over 20 years practicing law in a large town, Louis also lived and practiced law for 10 years in rural west Louisiana. This life experience has given him a valuable...
Adam Granville Young
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(504) 541-0248 909 Poydras St #1600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
Tulane University
Adam Young grew up in Abbeville, Louisiana and attended Tulane University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2005. Following graduation, Adam worked for law firms and companies in the Oil & Gas industry in Louisiana, gaining business law experience that he has transferred to his own practice. He has experience in bankruptcy law, in which he focuses on complex bankruptcy situations. Adam is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Louisiana Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing clients in divorce and family law cases,...
Tracy Rotharmel Shanks
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(504) 509-5000 1205 St. Charles Avenue,
Suite D
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
With a mission to serve her clients with respect, professionalism, and skill, Tracy Rotharmel Shanks uses her experience to successfully represent people in family law, personal injury, and other legal issues.

It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg every time you want to talk with your lawyer. By aiming to keep expenses reasonable and services efficient, Rotharmel Shanks, LLC is breaking new ground in client relations. With a cost-conscious attitude and a wealth of knowledge and experience, Tracy has capably counseled clients from all areas of Louisiana.

Tracy Shanks - New Orleans Divorce Attorney. Serving clients in Jefferson, Orleans, St....
David L McBride
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Jefferson Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer
(504) 233-8112 711 2nd Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Robert H. Harrison Jr.
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Livingston Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 664-1500 Suite F-2
32350 LA Hwy 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Robert H. Harrison, Jr. of the Harrison Law Firm is a lifelong resident of Livingston Parish. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was selected for the Louisiana Law Review, was a Flory Trial winner and was a member to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Following law school, Mr. Harrison was a law clerk for the Hon. J. Michael McDonald of the 19th Judicial District Court. Mr. Harrison is a former partner in the...
Marynell Lapuyade Piglia
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(504) 517-8160 701 Poydras St
Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Divorce, Employment, Family and Workers' Comp
Loyola University New Orleans
Marynell Piglia exudes confidence in her practice and epitomizes the effectiveness of hard work and tenacity. Practicing civil litigation, family law, and employment law, she represents clients in matters such as discrimination, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation, divorce, and related family law matters. Ms. Piglia earned her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, magna cum laud. She was the recipient of a President’s Medal for Academic Excellence. She went on to receive her law degree from Loyola University, where she served on the Loyola Law Review, as chair of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the Moot Court teaching...
Jacqueline Epstein
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(504) 322-3211 935 Gravier Street
Suite 1058
New Orleans, LA 70112
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and International
Georgetown University Law Center
Gary Brown
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney
(504) 561-8700 400 Poydras Street
Suite 1125
New Orleans, LA 70130
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Are you looking for a probate lawyer in New Orleans, yet unsure of where you can even begin to search for the right attorney? While it is true that estate planning and probate are weighty and involve many serious facets and aspects, you do not need to be overwhelmed by them. Instead, be proactive and seek out the help your case requires. Attorney Gary S. Brown attended Louisiana State University, where he received his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Attorney Robert Weimer received his...
Jon Bethune
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(504) 218-8570 4701 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Divorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Jon Bethune’s extensive knowledge and resolute style of litigation makes him one of the most sought-after independent attorneys in Louisiana. Jon has tried countless cases on both the State and Federal level all the way from initial consult through trial. His award-winning practice has garnered him both local and national attention, as well as received extremely high client satisfaction ratings. Jon Bethune is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, and specializes in Personal Injury and Family Law litigation. Our insistence on providing excellent communication between Jon Bethune and his clients sets us apart from...
Donald Cazayoux Jr
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(225) 650-7400 257 Maximillian St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Don Cazayoux is a former U.S. Attorney, congressman and state representative. He received a B.A. in Psychology in 1985, went on to obtain his law degree from Georgetown University in 1991, and the obtained a M.A. in Psychology in 1993. Don focuses on consumer cases involving severe injuries such as spinal injuries, broken bones, and scarring, while also practicing white-collar criminal defense. Don has substantial trial experience in both state and federal injury claims.
Mr. Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 282-0602 445 North Boulevard
Suite 625
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jeffrey S. Wittenbrink is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He handles difficult and complex custody and community property cases associated with divorce; adoptions, paternity and grandparent custody cases. He also handles personal injury cases, wills and successions and general civil and criminal litigation.
Michael Allday
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer
(504) 528-2828 830 Union St
#301A
New Orleans, LA 70112
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Construction and Family
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Michael D. Allday experiences range from the representation of clients in local commercial matters, family disputes, personal injury and bankruptcy to the representation of large corporations in international arbitration, including the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at the Hague. In today’s competitive environment, Michael D. Allday law office has the advantage of combining large firm experience with personal attention to clients’ needs at affordable rates. Every client receives “hands on” attention, and your goals and needs are the top priority. When necessary, Michael D. Allday has a network of respected colleagues in those areas of law that require a high degree of...
Collin Melancon
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney
(504) 500-1108 318 Harrison Avenue
Suite 107
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
After practicing for several years at one of the most respected and top rated defense firms in Louisiana, Collin and three other experienced lawyers formed Mansfield Melancon with the goal of providing his clients the personal attention that they deserve and expect from their attorney.

Collin has experience advocating for clients in both Louisiana federal and state courts. He has handled cases ranging from complex business disputes to individual disagreements. Collin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States...
David Prados
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(504) 517-8160 701 Poydras St
Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Divorce and Family
David Prados is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist in New Orleans who dedicates his career to helping families in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. His focus lies in matrimonial and domestic law, helping clients with matters such as divorce, spousal and child support, child custody and visitation, division of marital property, tutorship, wills, successions, appeals, general civil litigation, and more. He has experience working with mediators, custody evaluators, family counselors, and financial experts, always trying to obtain the best outcome for his clients. Mr. Prados is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with an undergraduate...
Mr Eric Malveau
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 470-3604 3110 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Domestic Violence and Family
Loyola University New Orleans
Malveau Law Firm, L.L.C. provides legal representation for clients with Criminal, Family, Juvenile, Personal Injury, Traffic & Municipal matters in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Mr. Jeremy Epstein
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(504) 309-6600 1010 Common Street
Suite 2450
New Orleans, LA 70112
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Tulane University School of Law
Roy H Maughan, Jr.
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
634 Connells Park Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationDivorce, Entertainment & Sports, Family and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Roy’s law practice includes entertainment law (primarily television, film and music), contracts, transactional work, advising and forming business entities, intellectual property litigation, personal injury litigation and other complex litigation matters. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1986. Roy served five terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association of Justice and served two terms on the Professionalism Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has also chaired and served on numerous Baton Rouge Bar...
Marlin N. Gusman Jr.
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Jefferson Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(504) 410-5202 3015 19th Street
Metairie, LA 70002
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Loyola University New Orleans
Marlin Gusman, Jr. was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Marlin Gusman, Jr. earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Christian University. Marlin earned his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

Marlin Gusman, Jr. completed In-Service Training in South Africa with DaimlerChrysler Financials Services. Marlin earned his Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Taxation from Loyola University New Orleans.

Marlin Gusman, Jr. is married to Varsha with whom he has two children: Priscilla and Marlin III.
S. Stephen Spring II
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Attorney
(225) 932-9671 733 East Airport Avenue
Suite 104
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Divorce, Civil Rights, Criminal and Immigration
The Louisiana State Bar Association LBN: 12347 Member in Good Standing U.S. Eastern, Middle, Western Districts of Louisiana 4th, 5th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal (U.S.) U.S. Court of Military Appeals (Washington, D.C.) Pro Hac Vice Appearances: California, Virginia, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts
Roy Maughan Jr
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(225) 926-8533 634 Connells Park Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Roy’s law practice includes entertainment law (primarily television, film and music), contracts, transactional work, advising and forming business entities, intellectual property litigation, personal injury litigation and other complex litigation matters. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1986. Roy served five terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association of Justice and served two terms on the Professionalism Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has also chaired and served on numerous Baton Rouge Bar...
James A. Graham
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Orleans Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(504) 777-3625 701 Loyola Ave
#403
New Orleans, LA 70113
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Social Security Disability
Loyola University New Orleans
James Graham has worked as an educator in New Orleans. He then served in executive positions in real estate and education. After earning a degree from Loyola Law School, Mr. Graham sought to use his real world experience to benefit clients in his community. He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Graham is admitted to practice before state and district courts in Louisiana.

A shining moment for Mr. Graham came when he assisted his first client to secure incorporation papers so that he could legally operate his new business in Louisiana. Another...
Siobhan Sullivan Leger
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(225) 522-4996 8680 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite F
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
After practicing in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, probate, and real estate law for several years with a boutique law firm in the Baton Rouge area, Siobhan Leger opened the Leger Law Group, LLC. As the managing attorney for the Leger Law Group, LLC, Siobhan now practices in all areas of civil law, but continues to focus her practice on wills & trusts, estates, real estate, Medicaid and Veteran's Aid & Attendance planning, and family law.

Siobhan Leger is a graduate of both Louisiana State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, and the Paul M....
Philip N. Maples
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Saint John the Baptist Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(225) 402-8082 Laplace, Louisiana
Laplace, LA 70068
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Thank you for visiting my biography page on Justia. As an attorney and in life, I make it a point to get to know the people I come in contact with. I would like to let you get to know me a little better as you make the important decision on an attorney that fits your needs. I was raised in the small town of LaFayette, Georgia, and I am one of three children of Kenneth and Doris Maples. I attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama and obtained a degree in criminal justice. It was at Jacksonville...
Beau Layfield
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East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(225) 283-1374 4232 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Attorney Beau R. Layfield received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University. He then earned his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University. Before establishing his Baton Rouge law firm, The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, Attorney Layfield worked for a general practice law firm. While working there, he focused on assisting individuals who had been involved in vehicular accidents, and those who were undergoing family law matters. This experience allowed Attorney Layfield to gain extensive knowledge in areas involving civil litigation, business matters, municipal law, and construction...
Mr. Frank Pola Jr.
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Jefferson Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(504) 865-1006 #307, 2117 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Criminal and Family
Tulane University School of Law
Practice in Puerto Rico and the state of Louisiana, admitted to the First and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the U.S.. Thirty five years in a general practice.
Douglas Daniel Brown
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Tangipahoa Parish, LA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(985) 310-6900 505 South Oak Street
Hammond, LA 70403
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Douglas D. Brown, Attorney at Law, is a husband and father of three, and has practiced personal injury law, criminal defense and family law in Tangipahoa Parish for two decades. After working in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Richard Baker, Brown served as a judicial law clerk for State District Judges Ray Chutz in Amite and M. Douglas Hughes in Livingston. He later served as the City of Hammond's Assistant City Prosecutor and first In House Attorney. Before earning a JD degree at Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Brown attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and earned a...
DeVonna Ponthieu
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Livingston Parish, LA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(225) 236-8125 30984 LA Hwy 16
Suite B-2
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
DeVonna Ponthieu attended Southeastern Louisiana University in 1993 and graduated cum laude in May 1998. She applied and was accepted to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School and graduated in 2001. After passing the bar exam, she opened her private office in Denham Springs and has been practicing law there ever since. She has had cases in all of the 21st Judicial District (Livingston, Tangipahoa and St.Helena), East Baton Rouge Parish, Ascension Parish, East Feliciana and other parishes.

DeVonna is a member in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association. She was a past president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.