Lafayette, Louisiana Family Lawyers
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...
Mr. Allison has served the community as a volunteer EMT/firefighter, District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America, and currently as a member of the board of directors of the Houma Rotary Club.
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...
Nick graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Covington, Louisiana, in 2008, before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration on Public Relations and Journalism, as well as a minor in Business Administration, at Louisiana State University. He was a Cum Laude Honors Graduate who finished third in his graduating class at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in December 2012.
While attending Tulane University Law School, Nick was elected as the Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Vol. 23. He graduated in 2016 and was admitted to the...
P.O. Box 707
Marksville, LA 71351
Loyola University New Orleans and University of Louisiana - Monroe
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
DeVonna is a member in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association. She was a past president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer...
Scott graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law center in 2015. During law school, Scott prepared for a career...
Lafayette Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Lafayette Parish Bar Association
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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