Child Custody Lawyer in Hammond, Louisiana
Divorce dissolves a marriage, but it shouldn’t dissolve the family ties between parent and child. Custody arrangements should preserve the emotional connection children have with their non-custodial parents, grandparents and other family members. But when tensions between spouses run high during a divorce, it’s hard to be objective and not confuse your personal interests with your children’s best interests.
A child custody lawyer can be the objective perspective you need. The attorneys at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC provide legal service to families in Hammond, Louisiana and have years of experience with family law, divorce cases and child support and custody battles. We can help you fight to keep your children close when divorce has torn your family apart.
Louisiana Child Custody Laws
In most cases, keeping children connected with both parents and extended family following a divorce is preferable. So, child custody laws allow parents to share custody in a number of ways:
- 50/50 shared custody
- Joint custody with one assigned domiciliary parent
- Sole custody that allow visitation by the non-custodial parent
- Split custody with each parent enjoying custody of a different child
To ensure that a child has access to both parents, one parent cannot move out of state or more than 150 miles from the other without mutual agreement or permission granted by the Court.
When You Need a Child Custody Lawyer’s Help
There are some cases where preserving a child’s relationship with both parents isn’t in the child’s best interest or proximity to both parents isn’t possible. For instance, divorce may move you to seek the solace and financial support of your family in another state; to financially support your children, you may have to take a job that requires a long-distance move; or you may get remarried. There may also be the possibility that a child does want a relationship with one parent, and forcing them to spend time with that parent could actually be emotionally damaging.
In cases like these, you may need to fight to keep you and your children together. The lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC know child custody laws and they can help you fight to have your child stay with you more or all of the time.
Child custody isn’t about winning or getting back at your ex-spouse. It’s about creating a living situation that allows your child to grow up with a healthy, loving relationship with both parents. It’s about protecting your child as much as possible from the emotional consequences of a divorce. The custody lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC are ready to help you fight for an arrangement that is in the best interest of your child. Contact us today.
Call 985-261-0760 to schedule a consultation with experienced child custody lawyers in Hammond, Louisiana.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC serves the parishes of St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Jefferson, Orleans, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, and Ascension. We are happy to help those in the communities of Amite, Baton Rouge, Covington, Denham Springs, Hammond, Livingston, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans and Slidell.