Helping Resolve Difficult Family Law Issues

When you come to Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, in Lake Charles, the first thing you can expect is attorneys who will listen to your concerns. Once we have determined which issues need resolving, we can help you explore your options for moving forward, explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each potential path so that you have all of the information you need to plot the best route forward.

We understand that family law issues are difficult and emotional. We are here to help shoulder your legal burden so that you can focus on a new beginning to your life. To schedule an initial consultation with our lawyer, call 337-436-3332.

We Handle All Family Legal Matters

There are psychological aspects to a divorce, both with the parents and with children, that should be considered on a deeper level than merely deciding who gets what. We can help protect your interests while also helping you achieve a healthy perspective on your life following a divorce.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in all types of family law cases, including:

Child custody and visitation: Issues surrounding custody can cause even the most level-headed parent to become emotional. We can help set realistic expectations while working toward your goals, always keeping the best interests of your children foremost in mind.

Establishing child support: There are guidelines in place that can help determine the amount of child support you may expect to pay or receive. However, there are numerous factors that can complicate a child support determination. We can help you navigate this complex process.

Spousal support issues: Once referred to as alimony, spousal support may be granted to either spouse in order to help him or her maintain the type of lifestyle he or she was accustomed to during the marriage. Support payments are rarely permanent and may be modified if one party experiences a substantial change in circumstances.

Dividing property: Louisiana is a community property state. In general, this means that any assets or debts acquired during the course of a marriage are subject to division. Assets and debts that either party acquired prior to the marriage are generally not subject to division.

Domestic abuse: When couples fight, rational thought often takes a back seat to emotions. When this happens, serious mistakes may be made. If you are the victim of domestic violence or if you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse, we will work hard to protect your rights and your interests.

Prenuptial agreements: No one gets married with the intention of getting divorced. However, relationships and people can change over time. It is wise to help ensure that your assets are protected should the unthinkable ever occur.

Rights of grandparents: In general, child custody and visitation laws only apply to the parents of the children. However, there are cases where grandparents may be granted the right to visit with their grandchildren, or even be granted custody. We can let you know what your options are.

Stepparents and adoption: When a parent remarries, his or her spouse often fills a role similar to that of a biological parent. In these cases, we can help guide you through the stepparent adoption process.

Contact Us For Help With Divorce And Other Family Legal Matters

We are here to help resolve even the most difficult family law issue. Call us at 337-436-3332 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.