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
- Spousal support
- Uncontested divorce
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.
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 contacted him initially because The Layfield Law Firm website specifically listed "uncontested divorce" within the areas of practice.- Former Client
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
Hopefully I won't need a lawyer in the future, but if I do, I am calling Mr Layfield.- Former Client
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 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.
How will child support be calculated?Child support is calculated differently depending on the state one resides in, but the general factors taken into consideration by the court when calculating payments include:
- the standard of living of the child prior to the divorce;
- the ability to pay of the parent giving child support;
- the specific needs of the child, including their food, clothing, and educational costs; and
- the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
How much money can I expect in a settlement?Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.
Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.
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.