Family Law

Providing Guidance For Changing Families

No one should have to face the stress of a family law matter alone. Based in Denham Springs, Michael A. Betts offers comprehensive family law services to families across Livingston Parish. His attention to detail and close understanding of state and federal laws governing family law issues have helped countless families enter the next phase of their lives.

Comprehensive And Local Family Law Services

Transitions can be unsettling for any family, but the guiding hand of an experienced family law attorney can help reduce the anxieties you may be facing. Attorney Michael Betts has been assisting families with a wide array of legal matters for more than 30 years.

Divorce – Louisiana adheres to both “fault” and “no-fault” doctrines in divorce proceedings. Though many couples pursue no-fault divorces because of their relative simplicity, certain spouses may wish to prove fault in order to strengthen their case in property distribution or child custody judgments. Our firm can also help couples seeking divorce alternatives, such as legal separation or annulment.

Child custody and visitation – Separating couples with children must go through the proper legal channels to obtain custody and visitation judgments. Our attorney has addressed custody matters for a number of Louisiana families. He can work with you and your spouse to create a mutually agreeable parent plan or negotiate on your behalf to help you provide the best possible situation for your children.

Child and spousal support – Every family is unique, and every divorce requires a different approach to negotiating alimony and child support. Our firm takes pride in listening to the needs of our clients and tailoring our legal approach to address their concerns.

Post-judgment modification – A well-crafted parent plan or support agreement can reduce the potential for future problems, but not every plan can account for the unexpected. A major life change, such as a drastic change in income or a pending marriage, can affect court-ordered plans after a divorce. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can resolve modification matters efficiently and retain their legal enforceability.

Adoption – For families looking to grow through adoption, we provide legal guidance for every step of the process. From filing the initial paperwork to modifying your estate plan to account for your new family member, our attorney has the experience and knowledge necessary to set your mind at ease.

Paternity – We help mothers seeking paternity to get child support, as well as fathers looking to establish paternity for custody rights.

Get The Family Law Assistance You Need

Contact our firm in the Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish area to book an introductory consultation and learn more about your family law options. Contact Michael A. Betts online or call (225) 508-3217.