Divorce Lawyer in Livingston, Louisiana
Divorce is never easy, even if you and your spouse agree it’s what’s best for both of you. There are difficult decisions that must be made when your marriage is ending. To make sure that the agreements you make with your spouse are in yours and your children’s best interest, you need the help of experienced divorce attorneys.
The divorce lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC have over 20 years of experience helping clients in and around Livingston, LA. We help you pursue the spousal support, child support and child custody arrangements you seek and fight against unfair community property division claims. We can put our experience to work for you.
Louisiana Divorce Laws
In Louisiana, many divorces are considered “no fault.” For a divorce to be granted, there is a mandatory period of separation—six months if you and your spouse have no minor children, one year if minor children are involved. This mandatory period may be waived and a divorce granted immediately if one spouse has:
- Committed adultery
- Been found guilty of a felony that results in a prison term or capital punishment
- Physically or sexually abused you or any minor children living with you
No fault and at-fault divorces may be uncontested or contested.
When You Need A Divorce Lawyer’s Help
If you are involved in a contested divorce, the need for a divorce attorney’s help is obvious. You need to make sure that shared property is evenly divided, that no assets are being hidden and that your children are provided for.
The need for a divorce lawyer’s help may be less obvious in an uncontested divorce. However, since the agreements you make during your divorce are final and unchangeable once the divorce has been granted, you need to make sure you are not forfeiting property, spousal support, child support or time with your children that you are entitled to under Louisiana family laws.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC has the experience you need to make sure that you are entering your new life after divorce with the rights and property you are entitled to. Contact us today to discuss your case.
Call 985-261-0760 to schedule a consultation with experienced divorce attorneys in Livingston, LA.
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.