Determined Louisiana Divorce Lawyer Advocates for You

Skilled family law firm asserts your rights in the Lake Charles area

Divorce is an emotional and stressful event. If your marriage has come to an end, Hawkins Legal will look out for your best legal interests so you can concentrate on the well-being of your family. I help clients in the Lake Charles area and throughout Louisiana to obtain fair agreements and orders for how their marital property will be divided and how their children will be cared for. My knowledge of Louisiana laws and practices enables me to provide advice on all aspects of divorce and to address any questions you may have.

Persistent Louisiana attorney fights for favorable support and property arrangements

As a divorce attorney at Hawkins Legal, I am experienced at fighting for my clients' rights in all aspects of divorce, including:

  • Child custody and visitation — Court orders determine where your child will live, how parenting time will be split and to what degree each parent gets to make decisions about their child's life.
  • Child support — A number of factors are used to calculate child support payments, from each parent's income to each child's particular needs. I will seek an order that’s fair to all parties.
  • Distribution of property — The division of your home and other assets often depends on whether property is owned by a couple or by just one spouse. I will press for a fair division of the marital estate.
  • Division of marital debts — I will help to present compelling evidence of which debts should be shared and which should be the responsibility of one spouse.
  • Spousal support — Whether you seek spousal support, also known as alimony, on a permanent or temporary basis or must pay it, I will seek a fair determination so that divorce doesn’t leave you financially strapped.

With commitment and conviction, I present strong arguments in support of arrangements that serve your best interests and those of your children.

Accomplished family lawyer handles mediation and litigation

How your divorce plays out will depend on your unique circumstances. Most couples will first try to work things out in mediation rather than opting to let a judge decide the terms of their divorce. Mediation gives you and your spouse a structured forum to negotiate a divorce settlement, fosters cooperation between separating partners, and often lessens the stress and hostility that can come with litigation — while saving you time and money.

If going to court becomes necessary, having a strong litigator at your side is vital in protecting your rights. I zealously prepare for trial and fight for your rights at every stage. My assertive approach alleviates some of the uncertainty and stress of the arduous litigation process and can help you obtain the most favorable trial outcome.

Contact an assertive Louisiana divorce attorney

At Hawkins Legal, in Lake Charles, I represent divorcing spouses throughout Louisiana. Call me at 337-312-4109 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.