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New Orleans Family Law Attorney

New Orleans Family Law

If you are dealing with a divorce or are in the middle of a child custody battle, we are here to help. Our attorneys can lay a positive foundation for future interactions. We can discuss goals and help you find the best amicable path to reach them, because finding a mutually beneficial solution is in your best interest so everyone can move forward.

We understand marriage can be complicated, and when children are involved, emotions can run high.

Let our New Orleans attorneys handle the legal issues so you can focus on yourself and your children.

We can oversee matters involving divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, division of assets and liabilities, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

If mediation is an alternative to divorce in your case, we can offer attorneys skilled in conflict management who may be able to keep you out of the courtroom. When spouses can mutually agree upon custody, child support, and the division of assets, the entire process becomes far less contentious, expensive, and time-consuming.

What Is Family Law?

According to Find Law, family law is a specific type of law that deals with family matters such as:

  • Adoption
  • Marriage
  • Child custody
  • Divorce

New Orleans family law attorneys represent family members throughout court proceedings and the continued negotiation process. These highly skilled attorneys draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and litigate related matters. Additionally, family law attorneys are often called upon in domestic violence and civil protection cases for their expertise in negotiating family matters.

New Orleans Family Law Services


The New Orleans divorce lawyers at Chehardy Sherman Williams can help you navigate the struggles of divorce. Services a divorce attorney can offer to you include:

  • Providing objective advice
  • Explaining property division
  • Helping you understand grounds for divorce
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Representing your interests in court

Spousal support

Either by finding you a professional counselor or listening to your grievances personally, our family law attorneys can also support you through the stages of grief that accompany divorce.

Child custody

If you have children, child custody proceedings can often be the ugliest part of a divorce. When emotions run high, a knowledgeable custody lawyer can help you stay level-headed and make the appropriate decisions for your children’s well-being.

In Louisiana, child custody is determined by the following factors:

  • The capability of each parent to meet the basic needs of the child
  • The capability of each parent to provide special needs for the child, such as social, educational, or religious preferences
  • The welfare of the child with each individual parent

Division of assets and liabilities

Typically, judges decide on how assets and liabilities are distributed, but it’s up to your attorney to argue how you believe assets and debts should be distributed.

Examples of assets include:

  • Cars
  • Real estate
  • Cash
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Life insurance
  • Business interests

Examples of liabilities include:

  • Real estate mortgages
  • Car loans
  • Credit card debt

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

A family law attorney can also assist you before marriage by helping write a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a contract you and your partner create before marriage that outlines the terms of the divorce and the distribution of assets and debts if you and your partner split.

A postnuptial agreement is the exact same thing but is created after you are already married.

Consult a New Orleans Family Law Attorney

Chehardy Sherman Williams has proudly served our New Orleans community since 1989. Our team of results-driven, client-focused attorneys can assist you with everything from child custody to prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Contact us today to get the results you deserve for your family.




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