Slidell Child Custody Attorney
Child Support Lawyer Serving the North and South Shore
Child custody is often the most contentious issue in a divorce, with child support being close behind. At our Slidell law firm, De St. Germain Law Office, our attorney and staff understand the importance of any issue related to children. We work with clients to achieve outcomes that work for them and that are in the best interests of the child.
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 and St. Tammany Parish Child Support Lawyer
For all child support and custody matters on the North Shore, including modifications, relocations and deviating from guidelines, call our toll-free number, 985-718-4550 or contact us using our online intake form. We will get back to you quickly.
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