CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT
LOUISIANA FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
TRACY ROTHARMEL SHANKS
CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY IN NEW ORLEANS
Fighting for Your Child’s Best Interests
Are you filing for divorce or facing a separation from your partner? Are there children involved in your relationship? If so, you need to contact an attorney right away. When children are involved, an amicable divorce or separation could quickly become contested and heated, creating many complications regarding custody and visitation rights.
In divorces where minor children are involved, it is always important that you find an attorney that will work with your family and help determine what is in your child’s best interests. At Rotharmel Shanks, LLC, Tracy Rotharmel Shanks is proud to stand by clients and fight for the rights of their children and their family.
Do you need a New Orleans child custody lawyer? Contact Rotharmel Shanks, LLC at (504) 509-5000 and schedule a case evaluation right away.
How Child Custody Is Determined in Louisiana
Numerous factors will be taken into consideration when determining child custody, including the capability each parent has to fully provide for the child, the overall welfare of the child in each parent’s care, and special needs such as education, social, or religious preferences. Custody and visitation can be complex and an attorney can help you determine the course of action that will best suit your needs.
Do You Need a New Orleans Family Lawyer?
Whenever you are contemplating divorce or have ended your relationship with the other parent, it is important that you work with a New Orleans family law attorney that is experienced and ready to fight for you and your children. Rotharmel Shanks, LLC has extensive experience in handling complex divorce cases and child custody arrangements. You can work with the firm to determine the best possible course of action to take for your family’s unique situation.
For more information on how Rotharmel Shanks, LLC can help you, call (504) 509-5000 to schedule a case evaluation.
NEW ORLEANS CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER
Helping You Obtain Financial Support for Your Family
Rotharmel Shanks, LLC is proud to offer trusted legal services to families seeking child support representation. Tracy Rotharmel Shanks has experience in handling complex divorce and family law cases and has successfully obtained favorable resolutions for families throughout the New Orleans area.
As a family lawyer, she understands that this time in your life may be difficult, but with the guidance of a dedicated attorney, you may be able to see a favorable resolution to your case in a timely manner. If you are looking for a reliable New Orleans child support lawyer, contact the firm at (504) 509-5000 and speak with Tracy Rotharmel Shanks right away.
How Is Child Support Determined?
There are a few factors to consider when determining child custody and child support. While some couples are able to mediate their child support, others may need assistance through litigation. Regardless of the path you take, Louisiana has guidelines in place to determine the proper amount of child support. These guidelines take into account:
- Any prior spousal support or child support orders;
- Cost of childcare, such as daycare, nannying, or private schools;
- Insurance carried by non-custodial parents;
- Income of both parents;
- Amount of time each parent has physical custody of the child(ren); and
- Any extraordinary expenses.
Your Family Needs a Trusted New Orleans Divorce Lawyer
Do you need a child support order? If so, it is important that you take action and speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Rotharmel Shanks, LLC strives to provide families necessary legal assistance without breaking the bank. Tracy fights for your family’s needs and can help ensure that you receive the proper amount of child support in a timely manner. Whether you are looking to obtain a child support award or if you are seeking an outstanding payment, contact the firm right away.
You can schedule a case evaluation by calling (504) 509-5000.
1205 St. Charles Avenue, Suite D
New Orleans LA, 70130
Hours: Open 24/7 by Phone
(Meetings by Appointment Only)
Understanding Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support & Community Property with an Uncontested Divorce
To obtain a “quick” divorce in Louisiana, you and your spouse must have been separated for the required amount of time (six months without minor children or one year with minor children) prior to filing your divorce. Your spouse also must be willing to sign a “Waiver of Service” as discussed above. If both of these requirements are met, your divorce process will be processed entirely through paperwork without the need of court hearings. This process significantly speeds up the time to complete your divorce because you are not waiting for the court to schedule hearings and the sheriff to make service on your spouse. Uncontested, Article 103 divorces can be completed within a period of two weeks to a few months depending on what parish the case is filed.
When you separate from your spouse or partner, you have two options on how child custody will be decided. Either the court can determine custody or you and your ex can come to an agreement relating to how you all will care for your children. By reaching an agreement,...