Resolving Difficult Family Law Issues
Family law issues can be emotionally overwhelming. Attorney Paula Boagni Bertuccini founded our legal practice to help people in Lafayette and surrounding areas through difficult times. When you come to us, we will take the time to listen to your story, help you identify your goals and set a path toward achieving those goals. We are here to handle your legal matters so that you can devote your attention to beginning a new chapter in your life.
Comprehensive Legal Representation
Our legal team handles a wide range of family legal issues, including:
Divorce proceedings: A divorce represents not only an end but also a new beginning. We will do everything we can to help ensure your interests are protected throughout your divorce case. Whether you are going through a relatively simple uncontested divorce or you have significant assets at stake and are unable to reach a settlement, we are here for you.
Paternity and fathers’ rights: If you can establish paternity, you can also establish your parental rights. The Louisiana constitution protects the rights of fathers who have a substantial relationship with their children. A substantial relationship exists when a father contributes emotionally and financially to a child’s upbringing. We can help establish paternity and protect your rights as a father.
Protective orders and domestic violence: Unfortunately, some relationships may turn violent. Domestic violence can occur between married and unmarried couples and happens to men, women and children. If you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic abuse, we can help pursue a protective or restraining order against your abuser.
Divorce modifications: When a person experiences a change in their life, it may be necessary to modify an order for child or spousal support or change the terms of a child custody agreement. We represent people who are seeking a modification to a divorce agreement, as well as those who wish to challenge a modification request.
Prenuptial agreements: A prenuptial agreement is one of the most misunderstood legal documents. Many people think that having a prenup means that they don’t trust their future spouse or that they believe the marriage is doomed. The fact is, a prenuptial agreement protects both parties, much like an insurance policy, and hopefully, it will never have to be enforced.
Adoptions: We help guide people, including grandparents and stepparents, through the adoption process, establishing parental rights in the process and strengthening the bond between loved ones.