Family Law

Helping Guide You Through Difficult Family Law Issues

It can often be challenging, not to mention emotionally draining, to deal with a family-related legal dispute without help. As such, when your family’s future is at stake, it is more important than ever to seek experienced legal guidance from an attorney you can trust ― one who will give your case the personalized attention it deserves.

At Evans & Franklin in Bossier City, we recognize that no two family law cases are the same. No matter whether you need assistance with divorce or a child custody dispute ― or anything in between ― our compassionate attorneys will work tirelessly to help develop an individualized legal strategy aimed at accomplishing your unique goals. We understand how personal and important family-related legal matters can be, which is why we treat every case as if our own family is involved.

Divorce, Child Custody And Everything Else

The dedicated team of lawyers and legal professionals at Evans & Franklin can handle all family law needs for people throughout the greater Shreveport/Bossier City area, including any of the following:

Divorce

Filing for divorce is seldom a simple matter. In many cases, splitting couples will need to deal with complex issues of property division, as well as other related matters such as child custody, child support and alimony.

Child custody disputes

Issues of child custody, visitation and parenting rights can often lead to heated legal disputes. We can help regardless of whether you are unmarried and need help with a paternity action or, alternatively, are currently going through a divorce. We can even assist with child relocation as well as other interstate child custody issues.

Child support

In Louisiana, child support is typically determined using a formula that takes into account each parent’s income as well as the amount of time a child spends with each parent. In some circumstances, such as when one parent loses a job, child support payments may be modified. We can also help you enforce a child support order when your child’s other parent is not living up to his or her legal obligations.

Alimony/spousal support

There are two types of alimony payments under Louisiana law: interim periodic spousal support and final periodic spousal support. While interim support may be ordered while the divorce is pending, final support can be ordered after the divorce is completed. Typically, final periodic spousal support is available if the recipient spouse was not at fault for the divorce, the recipient spouse cannot support himself or herself and the other spouse has the ability to pay.

Protective orders

In instances of domestic violence, protective orders can provide your family with immediate and effective protection from abuse. However, these orders are very serious matters, and as such, should not be taken lightly. For instance, an individual can lose various rights when he or she has a protective order against them, including gun rights. At Evans & Franklin, we have handled a number of cases both prosecuting and defending against protective orders, so we can help you navigate any related situation.

Premarital agreements

A well-drafted prenuptial agreement can help you plan for the future. It does not mean you are expecting to divorce, but simply that you and your spouse are preparing for all possibilities. Such an agreement is often essential if you own a business prior to marriage, wish to preserve assets for children from an earlier marriage or merely want to protect certain assets or property.

Adoptions

When a stepparent or grandparent wishes to adopt a child, it is crucial that he or she remember that the rights of the biological parent must be terminated before the adoption can be completed. We can help guide you through this process.

Contact Us Now For A Consultation

With more than four decades of combined legal experience, lawyers Jarred Franklin and John W. Evans Jr. are quite familiar with the intricacies of Louisiana family law. Contact us today to learn how we can help you. You can reach us online or by calling 318-746-7467.