An uncontested divorce is the most simple, time-saving and cost-effective way for married parties to go end their marriage in Louisiana.

Uncontested divorces are the best solution for divorcing couples that mutually agree on obtaining a divorce and on how to handle dividing their property and handling parenting responsibilities and costs, if applicable.

An uncontested divorce can either be filed immediately upon physically separating or once the divorcing couple has been separated for six months with no minor children of the marriage or one year with minor children on the marriage.  Contact Tracy at (504) 509-5000 to discuss options for your individual situation.

By getting Rotharmel Shanks, LLC involved at the beginning of the separation, Tracy can help you plan out a strategy to assist you in getting to an uncontested divorce, if that is a reasonable goal for your situation.


In Louisiana, a contested divorce is needed when couples can’t agree to divorce or to the terms of the divorce, such as child custody, child support, or community property partition, and must go before a court to resolve the disputes. During the trial, the judge will listen to both parties and make an informed decision on each issue. A contested divorce can last several months to over a year.

Rothamel Shanks, LLC can help protect your rights and interests in a contested divorce. Tracy is experienced and dedicated to providing the personal attention her clients need when navigating the complexities of a contested divorce.


Spousal support is an amount of money paid by a higher earning spouse to a lower earning spouse in order to maintain the lower earning spouse financially.

There is not a statewide set of guidelines for determining the amount of spousal support. Contact Rotharmel Shanks, LLC at (504) 509-5000 to discuss your case and whether you may be awarded spousal support in your divorce case. 

Rotharmel Shanks is dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the spousal support you deserve so that you can get your life back on track following your divorce.

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