Our experienced child custody lawyers at Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC. have helped many parents come up with satisfactory child custody and visitation arrangements for their child(ren) in the wake of a divorce. We have also helped many families successfully deal with the modification or enforcement of stipulated custody orders.
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Many of the Louisiana mothers and fathers we represent live in the Metropolitan New Orleans area and Slidell, but our reach is statewide and encompasses all courts of the state. We also represent parents and other relatives in cases involving parental visitation rights.
Child Custody in Louisiana
As long as it is in the best interests of the child, the state of Louisiana will generally allow the parents to come up with a suitable custody arrangement for their child(ren). As your family law representative, we can help you negotiate a Louisiana child custody agreement that takes into account the appropriate living arrangements and visitation schedules, as well as delineates which parent gets physical and/or legal custody.
Parties may opt to share joint legal and/or physical custody of the child(ren) or they may decide that one person will be given sole legal custody. A Louisiana court will generally approve the custody arrangement unless the child’s best interests require a different arrangement.
If the parents are unable to agree on a custody arrangement, a Louisiana court will often grant joint legal custody to the mother and father—again, unless the child’s best interests dictate otherwise. If joint custody is granted, the parents or the judge must present a joint custody implementation plan to show how this type of custody agreement will be executed. We can help you develop and guide you through this plan.
Our attorneys are known for the sensitivity and skill they use to successfully negotiate child custody matters. However, in the event that we must litigate your Louisiana child custody dispute in order to protect your child’s best interests, we have no qualms about fighting for their rights in court.
Modification and Enforcement of Child Custody Agreements
In certain child custody cases, one party may decide that it is necessary to modify a stipulated custody order due to a major change in circumstances. For example, one parent may no longer be fit to parent a child or the current custody arrangement places a son or daughter in danger because of a domestic violence dispute.
Our experienced Louisiana child custody attorneys are committed to seeking justice for our clients, and we have helped many parents prove to a judge why the modification is justified and necessary. We have also helped many mothers and fathers convince a court to take the steps to enforce their stipulated Louisiana custody agreements when the other parent refuses to follow the agreed upon terms.
Unless found by a court to not be in your child’s best interest, Louisiana law entitles you to spend time with your son or daughter. Our New Orleans child visitation attorneys are committed to seeking justice for our clients. We have helped many Louisiana parents with the modification or enforcement of their visitation rights.
To schedule your consultation with a Thornhill Law Firm New Orleans, Louisiana family law attorney, call (800) 989-2707 or contact us online.