Slidell Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Family Law Practice Serving the North and South Shore

We know that emotions run high in family law matters. That makes it critical to have an attorney who will guide you through the legal process while protecting your rights and your best interests. When you are involved in a divorce, child custody dispute or an argument over the community settlement, working with a knowledgeable lawyer can ease your stress and anxiety.

Caring Representation for Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support

At our Slidell law firm, De St. Germain Law Office, we offer caring and skilled representation that is tailored to your unique situation. Our personal attention, combined with the knowledge and experience of our lawyer and staff, helps assure clients that we care. We want you to know that we will be seeking the best possible outcome for your case.

Our Family Law Practice

We represent men and women equally in matters involving:

Divorce: We handle all types of divorce proceedings (also known in Louisiana as dissolution of marriage), from an uncontested divorce to a divorce involving complex property and family matters.

Child custody and support:

Child support paid or received is determined by using the Louisiana guidelines for calculating child support. Deviations from the guidelines are possible under certain circumstances. Our attorney develops proposals for deviating from the guidelines that are sensible, well-crafted and convincing.

A child custody order depends on the circumstances of the parents and the needs of the child. Child custody usually involves visitation rights for the non-residential parent. We believe that children should have as much time as possible with both parents, and we work hard to develop custody arrangements that work for our clients and are in the best interests of their children.

A parent may remarry, move away for a new job or become sick or incarcerated. In these and other situations, the court may be able to modify an original child support or child custody order to reflect the new arrangements. It is important that parents seek a legal modification rather than agreeing on a change informally. Without the modification, the change is not enforceable in court and neither parent is protected.

Child custody and child support issues are not limited to parents who are divorced or divorcing. Unmarried parents may also be liable for child support and often seek custody or visitation. Our clients include many unmarried parents who want to spend time with a child or who need child support from an absent parent.

Although we always seek to resolve child support and custody disputes smoothly, this is not always possible. Our lawyer is often in court to protect our clients' rights and interests. However we achieve their goals, our clients can be confident that we will seek a solution that works for everyone and is in the best interest of the child.

Contact a Slidell Child Custody Lawyer

For all family law matters on the North Shore, including child custody disputes arising after a divorce or during parentage determinations, our law firm can help. Call our toll-free number, 877-393-6281 or contact us using our e-mail form. We will respond quickly.

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De St. Germain Law Office
118 West Hall Avenue
Slidell, LA 70460

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