Family Law

Baton Rouge Family Law Attorney

Compassionate Legal Help in
Filing for Divorce

Some of the more difficult legal issues are those involved in divorce and family law. These highly personal matters will have a long-term effect on all the parties involved. If you are dealing with any legal issue involving a family law matter, it is critical to have the support of a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer who can take your case and work out the best way to resolve the matter favorably.

The Layfield Law Firm works tirelessly to help clients get their divorce and family law issues resolved effectively. The Layfield Law Firm can assist in all types of divorce and family law matters. The firm's founding attorney, Beau Layfield, recognizes the need for a talented negotiator in divorce matters and will make every effort to bring your case to a resolution through negotiations with the opposing attorney.

When you hire the firm, you will have Beau Layfield's services and undivided attention. He will not push your case off on an assistant or a junior attorney. He knows how much work goes into getting a favorable outcome for your case and will work tirelessly on your behalf. Contact our firm today!

Building a Better Life for You and Your Family

There is no question that family law matters can have a permanent impact on your closest relationships. This is why it is so crucial that they are handled with tact and compassion, precisely what you will find at The Layfield Law Firm. Our goal is to keep clients up to date with what is going on in their case, treating them with the care and respect that they deserve.

Since these issues are so important to a family as a unit, you must have a committed Baton Rouge divorce lawyer from The Layfield Law Firm to support your case in a professional manner. The team truly cares about your best interests, no matter how complex your case may appear.

Careful and Thorough Case Preparation

In some divorce incidences, the other party may make unreasonable demands and will not compromise. These cases will unavoidably require court litigation. In this situation, it is vital that you have a dedicated legal representative to take your case to court with the full documentation and evidence needed to support your case and your best interests. Beau Layfield's careful and thorough case preparation is an absolute advantage in such situations.

Family law courts will use formulas to decide most of the family law issues today. That is why it is vital that the information supporting your case is presented with proper evidence to the court. Beau Layfield will provide you with the personal legal representation you deserve.

When you need the services of a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer, contact The Layfield Law Firm for a free case evaluation! 

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Beau always responded quickly to my questions, sometimes patiently just listened while I vented."
    As a business owner trying to juggle responsibilities with my clients and in my business, it was important to find someone who understood the value of my time while helping me navigate me through a difficult divorce.
    - Former Client
    "I'm blessed to have had Mr. Beau Layfield representing me throughout my divorce process."
    I contacted him initially because The Layfield Law Firm website specifically listed "uncontested divorce" within the areas of practice.
    - Former Client
    "Beau listened to my concerns and helped me come up with a strategy that worked best for my situation."
    During this process, there were times when I became so frustrated that I wanted to give up. Beau always brought me back to reality and made suggestions to assist with my concerns.
    - Former Client
    "After meeting with three attorneys about my case I choose the Layfield Law Firm."
    Hopefully I won't need a lawyer in the future, but if I do, I am calling Mr Layfield.
    - Former Client
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Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 225-283-1374 today!

  • How long will the divorce process take?

    The length of your divorce proceedings will depend on different factors, which include how long it takes to serve divorce papers to your spouse, whether your spouse is willing to waive their rights to service and notice of trial, whether you have minor children from the marriage and legal delays. Typically, it will take 20 to 40 days to receive a divorce judgment from the court after papers have been served. If your spouse decides to waive his or her rights to service and notice of trial, the judgment can come swiftly. It is important to note that a judgment does not become finalized until the 30-day "appeals" window has ended.

    Another important point to note is that you must be living separately from your spouse for six months (or longer if there are minor children from the marriage) before being able to file a petition, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as your spouse committed a felony. Securing an attorney for legal representation may result in your divorce process being resolved much faster than you attempting to navigate the proceedings on your own.

  • Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
    • Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.

  • How will custody of my child be decided?
    It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.

    However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:

    • the child's gender and age;
    • the child's mental and physical health;
    • the child's relationship with each parent;
    • the parents' respective lifestyles;
    • each parent's ability to provide basic necessities for the child, including shelter, food, and clothing; and
    • the child's preference (if they are of a certain age).
  • Is adoption a long process?
    • Each adopted child has different circumstances. There are several types of adoptions that could take place, including a stepparent adoption, a private adoption or a standard adoption. Each has its own specific challenges. With the help of my firm, we will speed the process through the system as quickly as we can so that you can begin your new family and move forward with starting life together.

  • Do I have to go to court in order to obtain a divorce?

    Filing divorce papers with a court is the only way you will obtain a legal separation from your spouse. This applies to any other form of legal separation, including a marriage annulment. Aside from the divorce decree itself, a court is able to assist in settling other matters related to divorce, which include child custody and the distribution of marital assets.