Family Law

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Family Law

Family law proceedings are one of the most emotionally draining types of legal processes for families to endure. Bankston Law Firm understands your sensitivity and genuinely cares for your happiness. We strive to aid our clients in setting up a positive future for themselves and their loved ones.

We handle an array of family matters

  • Divorce
    No one ever considers divorce on their wedding day. But when dreams and goals are interrupted, it is often heartbreaking and costly. Bankston Law Firm can help protect your assets and reorganize your family.
  • Child custody, support & visitation
    Situations involving children are sensitive and are emotionally taxing. We work to ensure that a positive future is established.
  • Paternity acknowledgements & judgements
    Establishing paternity is important for a child’s future. Paternity can determine inheritance, government benefits, child support, and should be known for medical reasons. We can aid in the legal process of properly establishing paternity.
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial agreementsDivorce or death of a spouse can result in legal challenges that could make an already difficult situation even more complicated. We can help to create an agreement regarding assets before you enter into marriage or after your marriage has been legally formalized.   
  • Protective orders – both obtaining and defending againstIn order to protect a party or witness, or to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information, we can help to put a protective order in place. We can also counsel you regarding your legal rights if a protective order has been issued against you.
  • Interim & Final Spousal suportReceiving spousal support during the divorce process or after divorce is finalized can be critical in helping you get back on your feet. If you are seeking interim or final spousal support following a divorce, we can assist you in making a case for the resources you need.
  • Grandparents' visitation rights
    Following a parents divorce, grandparents in Louisiana have the legal right to ask to continue visitation with their grandchildren. Contact us to begin to take the legal steps to enact grandparent visitation.
  • Partition of community property
    Dissolving a marriage can be hard enough without the stress of trying to resolve disagreements over property on your own. We can assist you and your spouse in reaching a settlement agreement and ensuring that all assets and debts are properly dispensed.
  • adoptions – both private & intra-FamilyWe can help you navigate the laws and regulations involved in the adoption process. We are equipped to handle all the complicated situations that may arise throughout the adoption process.
  • Name ChangesThere are a number of situations in which a legal name change might make sense, including marriage, divorce, or adoption. If you are looking to legally change your name, we can help you through the formal steps to do so.
HOW TO FIND US

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225 209 1500

OUR ADDRESS:
30168 Beregi  Street
Albany, LA 70711

MAIL TO:
PO Box 2204
Albany, LA 70711

FAX & EMAIL:
Fax: 225 209 1600frontdesk@lesliebankston.com