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Practice Areas

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.

What Our Clients Say
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I highly recommend Louis
I hired Louis to represent me in my custody battle. From the start he was upfront and honest with me, if he said he was going to do something he did it and he never attempted to settle for anything less than what I was asking. He was not afraid to go head to head with opposing counsel which is what we ended up having to do. Thanks to Louis and his experience and knowledge of family law we won our case. I highly recommend Louis and will always use him for my future family Court needs.
Caleb
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Brilliant Mind and Excellent Communication
I had no idea how to even look for an attorney when I found myself needing one. Mr. Cosenza is the best attorney I have encountered, and I took a lot of time finding one. He is brilliant in matters of the law. He approached my case from every angle. I am so thankful he was my attorney. I started out knowing absolutely nothing about court related matters. He answered even my smallest questions and guided me through to understand what was best for me and my children. He was excellent in communication with quick replies. He will have all of my recommendations.
Becky
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Attorney Cosenza at his craft
My journey with Mr. Cosenza began nearly 3 years ago when I contacted him about divorce proceedings. During our initial consultation he told me exactly what to expect and we discussed cost, which I thought reasonable. After retaining him as my attorney and finalizing my divorce, things became fairly intense during the negotiation of the property settlement; yet he was relentless and tenacious. In the end, we prevailed victorious and everything came together perfectly. Attorney Cosenza always responded in a timely manner to my many calls, emails and texts. He gave clear, detailed, rational explanations of what I could expect. His work on my case has been life changing, in the best way possible. I am forever in his debt.
Sean
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He does his very best
Working with Louis Cosenza truly helped to make my very difficult emotional and legal situation feel much more comfortable as I knew his experience and expertise was there to support and guide me. He knows the law and he does his very best to use that knowledge to represent his clients in and out of the courtroom.
Craig
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Hands down the best experience I’ve had with a lawyer
I would like to start by saying I am from TX and my ex wife tried to file a judgment in LA. I contacted a number of lawyers that explained to me that this maybe a process that they could look into. I spoke with Mr. Cosenza with his 30 plus year of experience and he assured me this was not going to be a issue. He was very informative on the proceedings that where going to take place. He couldn’t have called it any better. There wasn’t even a need for me to travel to show in court. It is definitely worth a little extra to hire one of the best. I hope I hope won’t be needing his help again but if I do need another lawyer in LA. I won’t hesitate to contact him and he will be my lawyer again.
Michael