Divorce Process Information From A Proven Baton Rouge Lawyer

Whether you have decided that you want a divorce or need to respond to your spouse's filing against you, it is critical to have a basic understanding of the Louisiana divorce process. In addition to serious concerns involving your children and finances, you probably have questions about what exactly you must do, how long the case will take and how much it will cost.

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Many of those answers, of course, depend on the specific facts of your case. Do you anticipate being able to agree on all major issues and settle your case without mediation or litigation? Or will custody, child support, alimony, property division or other issues be challenging to resolve? Key points to consider upfront include:

  • The Louisiana divorce process begins with the filing of a divorce petition, which may cite either no-fault or fault grounds for divorce. The other spouse must then respond and affirm or deny those grounds.
  • A couple who can agree on all issues involving children, assets and debts — or, often, a couple without children or significant assets to divide — can complete an uncontested divorce. Otherwise, disputes must be resolved through direct negotiations, in mediation, or in court.
  • While your case is in process, every action you take and how you behave and communicate with others can influence the outcome in critical ways. There is no substitute for counsel from a focused, attentive divorce lawyer who will advise and protect you every step of the way.

Clients who hire me, attorney Keith Friley, work directly with me from day one through resolution of their legal concerns. If you have a relatively straightforward, clear-cut divorce case, I will guide you through the process with clear emphasis on timeliness and affordability. If you have major worries and one or more big issues to address, my 30-plus years of wide-ranging divorce and family law experience will be a tremendous asset for you.

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Please do not wait and worry or try to navigate a complex, intimidating legal process on your own. Call or email me now and schedule a consultation focused on the divorce process and your most important concerns and goals. I welcome clients and referrals throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area.