Lafayette, Louisiana Family Lawyers

DeVonna Ponthieu
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Denham Springs, LA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(225) 236-8125 30984 LA Hwy 16
Suite B-2
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Tiffany L Ratliff
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Leesville, LA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(337) 397-4872 109 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, LA 71446
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southern University Law Center
Siobhan Sullivan Leger
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(225) 522-4996 8680 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite F
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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....
B. Thomas Shea
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Lake Charles, LA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(337) 564-4148 1 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1720
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Family
Villanova University School of Law and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Hello! My name is Tom Shea. I am a family law attorney practicing in Southwest Louisiana. In 2017, I started Tom Shea Family Law, LLC to help people with difficult family law issues. My practice is focused exclusively on family law: divorce, community property, child custody, child support, spousal support, relocations, modifications, contempt and other types of enforcement. I have handled several hundred family law cases at the district court level. I have also successfully litigated cases through the Third Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. I...
Erik Lane Burns
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Denham Springs, LA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(225) 791-2340 510 N Range Ave
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Erik Burns was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he continues to reside with his two sons. Prior to graduating from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993, Erik graduated from Catholic High School of Baton Rouge and then obtained a B.A. degree in Business Management with a minor in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University. Erik began his practice in downtown Baton Rouge as a solo practitioner where he did significant personal injury work having worked closely with a seasoned attorney. In 1997 Erik was presented with an opportunity to move his office...
Felix Anthony DeJean IV
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(225) 344-2639 604 St Ferdinand St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Felix Anthony DeJean IV, known to friends and family as Andy DeJean, opened DeJean Law Office, LLC in 1997. Andy, was born and raised in Louisiana and received his JD from Southern University Law School in 1997. Andy is married to Amy Maida DeJean, and they have four children together. Andy's guiding concern is to give clients clear and straightforward advice on complex areas of law. He does not want to settle a case before it even gets to court. He wants to take your matters to trial to aggressively seek the results you want and deserve. Andy DeJean he has...
Howell Davey Jones IV
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Alexandria, LA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(318) 442-1515 1330 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
The practice of law is an honor, not a privilege. At the Jones Law Firm we respect that honor by representing our clients with respect and dignity.
Mrs. Nadine Dunbar Gills Esq.
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Lake Charles, LA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(337) 513-4820 330 Alamo Street Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center and University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Corey Lamar Pierce
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(225) 362-0062 660 North Foster Drive, Suite 214A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Family, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Janeane Gorcyca
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney
(225) 761-3822 2171 Quail Run Drive, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Family and Divorce
Southern University Law Center
Janeane concentrates her law practice in the areas of family law and immigration law, for she is fiercely passionate about both. She counsels clients on various issues including Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Community Property Settlements Agreements, Divorces, Emancipations, Prenuptial Agreements, Spousal Support Agreements and Modifications and Tutorship issues.
Jacob H. Thomas
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(225) 383-3499 351 St. Ferdinand Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Jacob H. Thomas is originally from the Piney Hills of North Louisiana, known for producing great litigators such as Huey P. Long as well as several other notable statesmen on the both the federal and state levels. Jake is a graduate of Jonesboro-Hodge High School and Northwestern State University where he was a member of the Theta Mu chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the NSU Presidential Leadership Program, and the InterFraternity Council serving as Vice President. He is a graduate of Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Jake was privileged to serve the Second...
Erin Nicole Abrams
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Lake Charles, LA Family Law Attorney
(337) 433-1414 910 Ford Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Family
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Scott M Mansfield
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney
(225) 612-0800 2133 Silverside Drive
Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Christopher Thomas Cascio
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(225) 343-9900 4605 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Family, DWI, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Chris Cascio is a native of Bossier City, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University in 1993. In 1996, he received his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University - Paul M. Hebert School of Law. After his graduation from law school, Mr. Cascio began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for Judge James T. Genovese of the 27th Judicial District Court in and for the Parish of St. Landry. After completing his one year clerkship with Judge Genevose, Mr. Cascio practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana focusing in...
Nicole Buggs Anthony
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(225) 343-8282 1200 S. ACADIAN THWY
Suite 218
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southern University Law Center
Robert Michael McHale Jr
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Lake Charles, LA Family Law Lawyer
(337) 990-0093 631 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Steve Benton
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer
(225) 343-6611 251 Florida St. Suite 215
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Willy W. Thies
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(225) 383-3499 351 Saint Ferdinand Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
William W. Thies was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 23, 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Louisiana State University in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law School in 2001. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in May, 2002. Mr. Thies is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana and American Bar Associations, the Louisiana Association of Justice, both the Louisiana and Baton Rouge Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Baton Rouge Bar Association Pro Bono Panel, The Society for the Preservation of Advocates...
Wesley Kent Robertson Jr
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(504) 723-9806 685 Leeward Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
David O. Mooney
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(225) 387-8122 201 Saint Charles St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Kerry Patrick Byrne
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Houma, LA Family Law Lawyer
(985) 879-4957 510 Roussell St
Houma, LA 70360
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Loyola University New Orleans
Dale Maas
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney
(225) 754-9864 11777 Justice Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Family
Brett Bajon
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney
(225) 307-0088 733 E Airport #201
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Family, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Leo J. 'Trey' Flynn III
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Alexandria, LA Family Law Lawyer
(318) 542-4102 2820 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Family
Elzie Alford Jr
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Suite 702
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Family, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Medical Malpractice
Laurie Kadair Redman
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer
(225) 766-5454 5261 Highland Rd. #388
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Family
Jennifer Mayberry
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Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Lawyer
(225) 343-0010 758 Royal St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Family, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(225) 219-5967 1001 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Employment
South Texas College of Law
Houma, LA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(985) 876-7757 510 Roussell St
Houma, LA 70360
Family, Business, Criminal and Maritime
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney
(504) 258-7884 11826 Jolson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Alexandria, LA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(318) 542-4102 2820 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Maritime
William H. Bowen School of Law
Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(225) 768-8884 7861 Clairewood Ct
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Hammond, LA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(985) 542-6848 106 N Magnolia St
Hammond, LA 70401
Family and Real Estate
St. Mary's University School of Law
Gray, LA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(817) 946-3764 100 Maxine Blvd
Gray, LA 70359
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Lake Charles, LA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(337) 433-5297 940 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Medical Malpractice
South Texas College of Law
Lake Charles, LA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(337) 439-3939 626 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Lake Charles, LA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(337) 562-2327 410 E College St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Family, Divorce, Energy and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Onalaska, LA Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(936) 646-6970 14330 US Highway 190 W
PO Box 1629
Onalaska, LA 70754
Family, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
Baylor Law School
Baton Rouge, LA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(225) 924-8000 5700 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Southern University (LA)
Gonzales, LA Family Law Lawyer
(225) 644-5612 712 N Burnside Ave
Gonzales, LA 70737
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
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Lafayette Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Lafayette Parish Bar Association
(337) 237-4700
Lafayette, LA


Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
(318) 237-4320
Lafayette, LA

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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.