Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in Louisiana

Baton Rouge Domestic Violence Attorney

On your wedding day, all you can think of is how much you love the person standing beside you and how happy you are at the thought of spending the rest of your lives together. Unfortunately, the love and happiness of that day can seem like a lifetime ago when the relationship has broken down to the point of divorce. Tempers flare and disagreements can turn into violence, sometimes within the blink of an eye.

If you are going through a divorce and have been a victim of domestic violence, contact the authorities immediately. Once you and your family are safe, please get in touch with a competent attorney immediately to learn what you can do to protect you and your children in the future. At The Layfield Law Firm, Beau Layfield has extensive experience in all areas of family law and divorce, including those that unfortunately result violence.

Domestic Violence and Divorce

Going through a divorce is a stressful experience on all parties involved and sometimes we say or do things we never thought we would. If you have experienced domestic violence, you may feel there is no one who will understand what you are going through. You may wonder how you can get help and what you can do to keep your child safe.

Deciding that it is time to seek help from domestic violence can be a difficult decision and one that is better done with the assistance of an experienced and caring attorney. Please call Beau Layfield, as he will never pass this important case off to an associate and you can feel confident when you call you will receive the attention you deserve. Beau may be able to help you make sure your spouse is barred from the home and/or possibly denied visitation rights in order to keep both you and your family safe.

Contact the Baton Rouge law firm today for legal protection in your domestic violence case. You'll work directly with your attorney during the entire process.

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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!

  • 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.

  • Isn't divorce expensive?

    A contested divorce can get expensive due to the necessity to attend trial, and document the case to present in court. Those who can work out their agreements prior to court and settle them with negotiations can not only save a lot of money, they avoid the serious stress of a court trial and exposing your personal business in court. In either case, I will help you bring the issue to a resolution with the least amount of stress, whether in a contested or uncontested divorce. I make every effort to make my services affordable so that you can have high quality legal counsel to support your case.

  • 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).
  • How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

    A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.

  • 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.