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I Am Thinking About Getting A Divorce

If your marriage in the Baton Rouge area has broken down to the point where divorce is the best choice you can make, you must get reliable information about the divorce process. Even though the emotions you are feeling can make decision-making difficult, now is the time to protect yourself.

Should You File For Divorce? What Are The Right Steps To Take — And What Should I Avoid Doing?

If you move forward with your Louisiana divorce, your life will change in profound ways. Trying to navigate divorce without caring, engaged legal counsel is overwhelming for almost anyone, and if you have children or significant assets, it may prove impossible. We at Friley & Dugas, LLC, have more than four decades of experience guiding and representing men and women who are facing challenges like yours.

Almost certainly, your mind is swimming with questions. How will your role in your children’s lives be impacted? Will you have to move? What will your financial situation look like? A couple of mistakes to avoid are: (1) trying to represent yourself, and (2) getting involved in angry altercations with your spouse, personally or on social media, at any point from now through the duration of your case.

Providing The Clear, Practical Answers You Need To Make Sound Decisions

I will take the time to understand your most important concerns and explain the divorce process to you. Together, we will address your current family dynamics, child custody goals, financial picture and more in order to lay out a strategy before you file a divorce petition. Once you file, how your case in the Baton Rouge area goes will depend on factors such as:

  • Whether you choose to file against your spouse on fault or no-fault grounds
  • The complexity of the full range of issues to be resolved in your divorce, which could include division of substantial property and debt
  • Whether you can still communicate calmly with your spouse, enabling negotiation or mediation to be effective, or the case is intensely disputed

After more than 40 years of close, collaborative work with family law clients, we are extremely well equipped to evaluate your situation and help you decide what to do next. To speak with a lawyer who will be upfront, honest and helpful, call 866-915-0586 or reach out to us online anytime.