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Family Law

Family Law Legal in Metairie, Louisiana

Legal issues involving families are some of the hardest for the legal system to handle. There are many complicated laws in play, and our clients experience intense emotions when they see family members on the other side of the courtroom.

At our firm, we offer the full array of legal services to families. We treat all our clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Child Custody

Child custody disputes can arise in the context of divorce, but unmarried parents often fight over custody. Our lawyers can help you understand your rights in this area and seek a custody arrangement that works for you. We also have experience establishing paternity.

Child Support

Parents are obligated to financially support all their children even when they do not live with each other. California has drafted complex child support guidelines designed to calculate how much a parent will pay each month. Child support calculations can get messy. Your child might have special needs or high educational expenses, along with unreimbursed medical expenses. Parents need to decide how to allocate these expenses fairly.

Child support calculations can get messy. Your child might have special needs or high educational expenses, along with unreimbursed medical expenses. Parents need to decide how to allocate these expenses fairly.

Divorce

Our team at Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm will be at your side, whether we are protecting your interests during settlement negotiations or advocating on your behalf in court.

Spousal Support

Divorce might financially devastate one spouse, and regular alimony payments from a higher-earning ex can help ease the transition. A judge will decide whether to award alimony after considering many factors, such as the length of the marriage and the standard of living. Alimony can be permanent or for a fixed length of time.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Post-Divorce Enforcement & Modification

A divorce decree is not set in stone. Depending on changed circumstances, you might want to modify child custody, visitation, child support, or alimony. However, getting a judge to agree can be a challenge.

If your ex refuses to follow the decree, you need to request the court?s help. For example, your ex-wife cannot deny you visitation according to the custody plan. A judge might hold her in contempt or take other action.

Prenuptial Agreements

Couples can waive certain rights before marriage by signing a valid prenuptial agreement. For example, a spouse can agree to a set amount of alimony or community property. In other situations, a spouse might waive inheritance rights, especially when there are children from a previous marriage. Prenuptial agreements are not reserved solely for the affluent. Many people can benefit, including small business owners or blended families. You need a lawyer to draft your agreement according to state law.

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