If considering divorce, you will face many important legal, financial, and personal questions during what is probably the most emotionally difficult moment in your life. Louisiana law can protect you, but these laws have various nuances that you may miss without the help of the right divorce lawyer. At the Jones Law Firm, we have developed a method of categorizing the major issues within a divorce: type of divorce, custody, support, protection, and property.
Organizing your case into categories will make it easier for us to manage. During our initial consultation, we will explore all of the categories. We will also explain all of your rights and options so you can be best prepared for the road ahead.
So, to answer the question, yes it is wise to hire a divorce lawyer. Without the experience and knowledge of the right lawyer, you will inevitably miss something.
In order to protect your children, your family, and your rights, it is important that you speak to a divorce lawyer in Alexandria, LA about your concerns. Whether you need an aggressive divorce lawyer to fight for your rights, or whether you need a legal counselor to help reach an amicable solution, the Jones Law Firm is here for you. You need a firm that can offer you and your family the personalized attention it deserves. You need the Jones Law Firm.
Generally speaking, when you file for divorce, the court will schedule the initial court date to address the relevant issues for your case. Preparing for this court date is where the right attorney is important. The first court date is typically scheduled a month or two after you file. This is a limited amount of time to conduct pretrial discovery to organize witnesses and evidence for trial. The issues presented at that first court date can include custody, child support, spousal support, protection, and use of property, to name a few. Conclusion of this first court date can happen in one of two ways: through consent judgment, if both parties agree to all issues; or through a trial, if the Judge must decide the case.
With minor children, parties must live apart for one year prior to finalizing the divorce; without children, the period is six months. There are a few exceptions that allow the time to be shortened, including adultery, abandonment, or physical/sexual abuse.
Once the divorce is filed, the other spouse must be properly served with papers. There are many legal ways to do this, but a qualified family lawyer can make sure that the papers are served in a manner that will be approved by the court. There are various procedural and technical rules that must be followed throughout the divorce proceedings; the information here is merely a fraction of what to expect.
The Jones Law Firm handles a range of divorce law matters in Alexandria, LA. Our firm offers clients the attention and care that they need and deserve during the divorce process. We work hard to help you find solutions that work for you and your family, while making sure to protect your rights and your best interests. Contact us today to learn more.
Every case and every family is unique. Some cases will need a family attorney to help create and reach amicable solutions, perhaps through mediation or cordial negotiation. Other cases will need an aggressive lawyer to litigate and argue aggressively in the courtroom. At the Jones Law Firm, we are capable of both. We have developed great working relationships with local attorneys and their staff. We have also developed positive reputations with the local judges and their staff. It is important to start off on the right foot. We believe our earned reputation for fairness, honesty, and trustworthiness help find success for our clients’ goals.
Clients sometimes ask how many cases have we won. The answer is none. We do not keep track of wins/losses in domestic cases. We believe there are no winners in a divorce. We make sure to focus on the children’s best interest; if anyone needs a “win” it is the children in a divorce.
Now, that is not to say we do not fight hard for our clients. When alimony is at issue, it is safe to say one spouse may “win” over the other. In those cases, we have “won” our fair share. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that facts win cases; a good lawyer organizes those facts and presents them to the Judge with the best argument. That is how the Jones Law Firm wins cases.
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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.
WE WIN, FOR YOU! Let me explain. You only have one case, one chance. Your case is the most important problem in your life at the moment. It should be my most important problem too. You should not be just another client in the system.
At the "big" law farms (not firms), your case will get lost in the shuffle. You will be treated like another number, a profit margin. At the Jones Law Firm, you will be treated like a person, with dignity. You will meet a real lawyer who will talk to you like a real person with real issues.
Oh, and did I mention WE WIN! Now, I cannot guarantee results. No lawyer can. If a lawyer promises results up front, he is a liar not a lawyer. No lawyer can predict the decision of a judge or jury. But, I can guarantee that we will plan, organize, and present a beautiful trial.
That is why we win. We maximize your chances of success.
We are technologically advanced; we are procedurally efficient; we are eloquently persuasive. We are organized, meticulous, dedicated, and prepared. Most importantly, we do this not for the case or numbers - we do this for you! You'll see, like all of our other happy clients will tell you. Check our reviews and call me. I'll prove it!