Scott, Louisiana Divorce Lawyers
Admitted all courts in Louisiana, State and Federal.
Previously IDO Board Criminal Defence for 13 years
Current member and Past Board of Director for Lafayette Parish Bar Assc.
Past Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acaidiana
Past President of Lafayette Trial Lawyers Assc
65 Ton USCG Capt. Licence (not current)
Current FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license. Single and multi-engine
Active Member Veterans's Airlift
Past Board Member of Louisiana Cutting Horse Assc.
We make no claim to possess a certain personality trait. We listen to each person's needs and take the best care possible to tend to their particular issues.
Scott Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Lafayette Parish Bar Association
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
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.
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