Divorce Attorney in Lafayette, LA protects your interests in intricate legal matters
Providing personalized assistance for all of your family law needs
Unfortunately, in today's day and age, divorce is very common. Should your marriage fall apart, there are a myriad of concerns to think about. At Randal L. Menard, A Law Corporation, we understand that your primary focus might not be on your legal issues, so we provide you with trusted, personalized assistance and enable you to focus on reclaiming your life.
Helping you figure out the different aspects of family law
If you are dealing with a divorce, a lot of new issues and questions might cross your path, especially if you have children. We are experienced in dealing with the whole gamut of issues in divorce cases, including:
- Property division — Under Louisiana law, a distinction is made between communal property and separate property. In general, both spouses get half of the communal property and keep their personal property, unless they come to a different settlement.
- Alimony or spousal support — One of the spouses may be entitled to alimony or maintenance payments. The court may take into account all relevant circumstances in establishing whether alimony should be paid, including the needs and means of both spouses. Alimony payments may be modified if circumstances change.
- Child support — In establishing which spouse needs to pay child support and how much, Louisiana law uses the income shares model. A calculation is made on the basis of the combined adjusted gross income of the parents. Child support payments may be adjusted if circumstances change.
- Child custody — Child custody issues evolve around physical custody, legal custody and visitation rights. The primary concern in awarding custody is the best interest of the child.
Why you can be confident in choosing Randal Menard as your divorce lawyer
As an experienced Lafayette divorce attorney, Randal Menard understands the complexities of the divorce process. With his experience and the fact that he truly gives you the personal attention you deserve, he is able to see the big picture and understand how the interconnected pieces may fit together into a solution that is financially satisfactory for you and in the best interest of your child.
Depending on your personal situation and wishes, we will either aggressively represent you in court or cooperatively find the best settlement solution in out-of-court negotiations. If a judgment was made and the other side is not living up to its terms, we are also ready to help you enforce alimony or child support payments, or make sure you get the child custody or visitation rights you are entitled to.
Contact Louisiana attorney Randal Menard for a free initial consolation about your divorce case
If you are looking for an experienced, personable divorce or child custody lawyer in Louisiana with flexible hours, free initial consultations and easy parking options, you can reach us 24/7 by calling Randal L. Menard, A Law Corporation at 337-232-8235 or contacting us online. Our office is normally open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.