Child Custody

Some of the most difficult and emotionally heavy issues during a divorce or separation have to do with child custody and visitation schedules.

If you and your spouse cannot agree on terms for child custody or visitation, your parenting schedule will be decided by a judge. The judge will attempt to make a decision based on the best interests of the child.

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Family Law

Child Support

Child support cases in Louisiana can be difficult to navigate if you don’t have a skilled and experienced legal team behind you. While child support is often based on a “guideline” calculation, there are often a number of different ways to calculate what counts and doesn’t count in the calculation. Courts can also “deviate” from the calculation. It’s important to remember that child support is intended to make sure the financial interest of the child are not affected should their parent decide to part ways. That’s why Rotharmel Shanks is here to protect both your rights and the best interests of the child.

Wills & Successions

When a loved one dies, their estate must be collected, debts and taxes must be paid, and the estate must be distributed according to the decedent’s will or state law. During a succession, all assets must be transferred to the deceased’s heirs. According to Louisiana law, when a person dies, their assets are immediately moved to the beneficiaries; however, proof must be provided to the court that states the beneficiaries are the legal owners of the estate’s assets.

If you are looking to speak with a lawyer regarding probate, estate planning or successions, contact a trusted New Orleans succession lawyer from Rotharmel Shanks, LLC.

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