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Divorce Lawyers and Child Custody Attorneys in Alexandria, LA

The Jones Law Firm is a small firm established in November of 2009. The Firm was established upon a foundation of specific principals. We aim to use these principals to renew the reputation of attorneys. We are small; this allows us to know your case intimately. We understand the law; this allows us to accurately explain your rights and options. We are honest; you will develop a trust in us and come to know that we will always protect your best interests. We work hard; we make ourselves accessible and are always happy to answer questions or lend advice.

We believe that the practice of law is an honor, not a privilege. That honor is greatly respected by our firm. It is an honor to be able to aid our clients through difficult and trying tribulations. We understand that your case is the most important event in your life. We appreciate that fact, and we make sure that our actions reflect your desires. Our goal, whether it be through settlement or trial, is always to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Paper couple with divorce themed paper messagesDivorce in Alexandria, LA: Goal Oriented Planning

Divorce is a stressful and difficult process for everyone involved. In addition to complicated legalities, there are always complex and conflicting emotional decisions. When a good attorney gets involved, there are two sides that need attention.  Any competent lawyer can handle the courtroom procedures. The best lawyers will also counsel clients through the difficult emotional roller-coaster that happens behind the scenes. At the Jones Law Firm, we are amply familiar with the courtroom, but we strive to ensure our clients’ peace of mind.  We will guide you through the legalities of the process, but we will also offer counsel, support, and management for emotional custody decisions, complicated financial decisions, and tricky strategy decisions.

A divorce can signify the end of a chapter in your life and the beginning of another. Without proper guidance, you may surrender important rights afforded to you under Louisiana law.  We will take the time to understand your unique needs, and we will make sure you understand all of your rights and options available under the law.

Trust is a delicate thing, especially when discussing sensitive issues in a divorce. Our staff takes pride in building client relationships governed by trust. Every meeting is confidential; every conversation is privileged. You will come to rely on us to serve you. One of our top priorities is your trust and satisfaction.

new life old lifeShould I File For Divorce?

If you are facing the prospect of getting divorced in Alexandria, LA, you are likely facing many strong emotions: anger, grief, regret, denial, confusion, depression, and sadness are normal feelings for parents and children, as they go through a divorce. Only you can decide if divorce is the best option. Professional counseling may help. While we do not provide marital counseling, the Jones Law firm will counsel you through these emotions and your decision. We are ready and willing to offer guidance even if divorce is not yet ripe. We care about your emotional well-being regardless of where you are in the decision making process. We understand that deciding to file for divorce can be a terribly difficult decision. Marriage is a union of two people, but that union can be broken. The decision to end one chapter and begin a new one is complicated. The Jones Law Firm can help your transition.

Can I Win Child Custody and Child Support?

As part of a divorce, or as a custody suit, we will handle all the legal aspects. This includes child custody, visitation, child support, tax dependency, exchange locations, etc.  Some important considerations are:

  • Who will have custody of the children?
  • Should I fight for sole custody or joint custody?
  • How much visitation will I get with my children?
  • How much child support will I pay or receive?
  • Will I be able to receive or will I have to pay alimony or spousal support?
  • Who will get to live in our matrimonial home?
  • How will we divide the equity and debt of our home, cars, retirements, and other assets?
  • Who will have to pay our credit cards, loans, mortgages, and other debt?

These questions can sometimes be difficult to resolve without the help of a divorce lawyer. The Jones Law Firm understands these Louisiana divorce laws.  We can take a look at your case and help you find the best possible resolution allowable under the law. Whether your case can be resolved outside of court using mediation and parenting plans, or whether we need to fight your case in family court, the Jones Law Firm will stand beside you every step of the way.

How is Child Support Calculated?

Louisiana’s legislature has formulated guidelines that are followed to determine a base child support obligation. It is dependent on each parent’s income, expenses of the children, and other nuanced factors. We will make sure to calculate your child support obligation precisely as the law requires.

Protecting Your Family and Your Rights

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One of our primary focuses is to finish your case correctly the first time. We realize that divorce litigation, particularly fighting over custody of children, is a stressful process. We do not seek repeat business. We only want your family to go through litigation once. It is our goal to help you find answers and conclusions the first time so you can move on to the next chapter of your life.

To reach conclusion, we create a case plan. We are goal oriented. We will develop strategies and methods to reach the various goals you need for your case. If sole custody is your goal, we must organize witnesses and evidence to convince the judge. If spousal support is your goal, we must organize your finances to prove how much you need. The Jones Law firm excels at organization and preparation. Your goals are our goals. Let us be on your side to reach those goals.

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