DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Family Law is an area of law that deals with issues involving the family, such as divorce, separation, child custody and visitation, among others. It often involves the most stressful time in one’s life. At Conflict Free Resolutions, our divorce & family law attorneys have a unique philosophy that states that individuals and families need to be understood, feel confident that their rights are being aggressively pursued, and are comfortable in understanding the process involved. We give customers the extra attention needed to address family law issues.
HOW TO OBTAIN
To obtain a divorce in Louisiana, you or your spouse must go before a judge who will issue the final divorce order. When the judge grants the divorce order, the judge will also issue a decree or order for matters related to a divorce such as custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, community property allocation, asset distribution, and division of liabilities of the marriage.
When parties retain separate lawyers to assist them in resolving these issues, they are engaging in the litigation process.
Each party will usually hire a Divorce and Family Law Attorney to assist them with obtaining a divorce. If the parties are not able to work through the questions themselves, their attorneys will take the lead in prosecuting these issues in what is called a “contested divorce.”
MEDIATION: A More Peaceful, Private & Affordable Divorce Solution
A mediated divorce is an alternative to the “contested divorce.” The parties can also use a mediator to assist them in working through the issues related to a divorce. The mediation process usually results in an “uncontested divorce.”
After the mediator prepares the “Memorandum of Agreement” or MOA which is a document containing the agreements reached by the parties in the mediation, you can take the MOA to the Court’s “Attorney Self-Help Desk” which can assist you in incorporating the MOA into a Consent Judgment or you can take it to a lawyer of your choice to have the agreements filed with the Court.
The Attorney Self-Help Desks in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are staffed with volunteer lawyers who assist individuals with Divorce & Family Law Attorney and domestic legal issues in the courts. Mediation has become a popular tool in Louisiana for resolving child custody and visitation issues as well as other issues related to divorcing and separating couples.
The negotiation of child custody and visitation disputes reduces conflict between parents and helps them to communicate more effectively when they are resolving disputes and when their conflicts end. Mediation allows divorcing or separating parents to address personal and complex issues in private, outside the courtroom environment, without the presence of outsiders who have no interest in the dispute.
When compared to litigation, which can be a costly endeavor for the parents, the mediation of these issues with a mediator who is also a Divorce & Family Law Attorney saves the parties considerable time and money.
We urge you to contact us to learn more about Mediation – A more peaceful, private, and affordable divorce solution.