Family Lawyer

Baton Rouge Family Law Attorney

Call (225) 283-1374 for a no-cost consultation!

If you are seeking the resolution of a legal issue between yourself and a spouse or another family member, it is advised you contact a family law and divorce attorney today. Beau Layfield provides comprehensive legal services in family law cases throughout the Baton Rouge area.

His approach is one of personal attention and focus on every case. He devotes all resources to pursue outcomes that are beneficial to his clients' specific needs. He is available to assist you in your family law case, and will work diligently to maximize your chance of obtaining the results you desire.

Why Choose This Baton Rouge Family Lawyer?

  • You'll work directly with your attorney throughout,
  • Benefit from individualized & creative legal solutions, and
  • Gain personal support that starts with a free case evaluation

The best way to avoid the discomfort and/or disruption that often accompany divorce matters and issues related to family law is to secure sound legal representation. With the help of an attorney, you can confidently take action to obtain the marital agreement, divorce settlement or post-divorce modification you need relating to family law matters. The Layfield Law Firm is prepared to assist you with all of your legal matters, from standard to the most complex issues.

Contact our firm at (225) 283-1374 to schedule a free case evaluation.

This Baton Rouge family law attorney takes on cases that include:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Contested divorce
  • Division of assets
  • Domestic violence
  • Enforcement of court orders
  • Fathers' rights
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Relocation
  • Spousal support
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Visitation

Protect your rights with a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer!

Family law can be very complex, especially in cases that become contentious. With a court often deciding where your child will live and what property will be left to you following a separation, it is vital that you have an attorney who can guide you through each step of the process.

A Baton Rouge divorce attorney with years of experience can help you seek resolutions that will be in your best interests and in the best interests of your loved ones.

Call (225) 283-1374 today to begin reviewing your legal options.

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 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).
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.