Our mission is to provide personalized legal representation in the Family Law areas, utilizing innovative and cost effective methods to protect you and your family:Divorce
Divorce is a process. You should hire a Baton Rouge area divorce attorney to help you through it. Although you can file pro se, you won’t be able to predict whether your simple uncontested divorce will become a contested complicated one. There are many issues you should consider before filing your petition. In a divorce proceeding, it is better to be prepared for the worst than to hope for the best. In addition to filing a petition on your behalf, the Cosenza Law Firm will help steer you through hearings on alimony, child support, child custody, and the division of your marital property.Child Support
It costs money to raise a child. Once you and the other parent are no longer sharing major living expenses like groceries, rent, a house note, and car notes, it can be difficult to make ends meet. You may work on a commission basis or draw a fixed salary. Your work may be seasonal. Your children may be in private schools or have special medical conditions. All these factors influence the amount of support you pay or receive for your children. An attorney in the Baton Rouge area can help you obtain a payment schedule that complies with the law. At the Cosenza Law Firm, we have experience applying the child support tables to your combined incomes.Child Custody and Visitation
The custody arrangement you make will affect how much you receive or pay in child support. It will also affect the well being of your children. It is important to stabilize your children’s lives as quickly as possible after a separation. The Cosenza Law Firm is familiar with a variety of custodial plans and how they work best for you and your children.Spousal Support
Spousal support is not just for women. Men have an equal right to receive it, if they qualify. Spousal support can be temporary or permanent or somewhere in between. The amount of support varies depending on things like whether you are still married and who makes how much of the family income. A lawyer who practices in Baton Rouge area family courts can tell you whether you may pay or receive spousal support and if so, approximately how much.Marital Property Division
If you accumulated property during your marriage, you will want to divide it. Marital property may include retirement and pension benefits as well as the family home and cars. In theory, each spouse should receive one-half of the net community estate. In practice, it can be difficult figuring out what that is and how it should be paid. The Cosenza Law Firm can help you identify community property and debts and divide them in a way that is fair.High Net Worth Divorce
No divorce is without expense. However, the more wealth you have accumulated, the more likely it is that a divorce will be costly. You may have had a business plan that you followed on your road to financial success. If you intend to divorce, you should also have a divorce plan. The Cosenza Law Firm, serving the Baton Rouge area, can help you create and implement that plan. Mr. Cosenza will work with you and your financial advisers to value your businesses and appraise your personal and real property. If necessary, he will introduce you to experts in those fields who will help prepare negotiating strategies.