Family Law

Family Law

Major changes in life can lead to circumstances in which you need legal guidance. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana family law attorneys of The Smith Law Firm will help you navigate divorce, custody, child/spousal support, visitation, adoption, and the drafting of prenuptial agreements, as well as other family law matters that require assistance.

What is family law?

Family law is the legal practice that focuses on issues involving relationships, such as adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others. Our attorneys can represent clients in family court proceedings or in negotiations involving support and custody arrangements.

The Smith Law Firm can help you navigate your family law matters including:

  • Divorce:
    Our attorneys will prioritize your interests during a divorce proceeding to ensure your rights are accounted for.
  • Custody:
    From custody rights to visitation, the family law attorneys of The Smith Law Firm will ensure your child’s best interests are met.
  • Support Payments:
    Support payments from child support to alimony can be difficult not only to determine but can quickly become a touchy subject between ex spouses.
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial agreements:
    Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy–they can be a useful tool in protecting your assets and your business should divorce occur.
  • Father’s Rights:
    Father’s rights are often complicated as courts have historically placed custody with the mother. But when a father is written out of a child’s life without his consent, there is justice to be served.
  • Adoption:
    Adoption can be a beautiful thing–but it can also be a complicated process.
  • Community Property:
    The default rule in Louisiana is that property owned by married persons is community property. And when divorce occurs, there are certain divisions of property that must take place.
  • Parental Alienation:
    If you suspect your ex is manipulating your children, your suspicions may be correct. Parental alienation is complicated–but not impossible to fight.

We know how sensitive family law matters can be. That’s why we take the emotional situation our clients are facing and provide compassionate assistance along the way. From divorce matters to custody, adoption, and more.

Family law situations are not one size fits all. That’s why we take our time to learn the facts of our client’s cases to provide them with the representation and support they need in these trying times.

Louisiana Family Law Attorney: The Smith Law Firm

With forty-eight years of experience fighting for the rights and needs of citizens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the surrounding areas, the family law attorneys of The Smith Law Firm are here to fight for your family.

If you have a family law concern, you can trust the competence and passion of Attorney J. Arthur Smith, III and the rest of The Smith Law Firm. Contact us today for a consultation by giving us a call at (225) 383-7716. We look forward to helping you.

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