New Orleans Child Custody & Visitation Attorneys
Aggressive Advocates, Compassionate Counsel
Decisions that involve child custody and visitation are some of the most difficult choices that separating couples have to make. In the big picture, these choices are also the most important. Unfortunately, charged emotions that often accompany the end of relationships and different yet sincerely-held beliefs about what's best for children can make it difficult for divorcing spouses and unmarried parents to find common ground.
Our New Orleans family attorneys understand this struggle. At Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, we strive to provide effective representation for every client, mothers and fathers alike, and to achieve solutions that benefit both our clients and the children who are most affected by these decisions. We encourage you to contact us today.
Helping Families Throughout Louisiana
Whether your case is agreed upon out of court or goes to trial, our team can help:
- Experienced negotiators - In general, it's always better if parents can reach a mutual agreement on custody and visitation rather than leaving those profoundly important decisions to a judge. Our experience, objectivity, and resourcefulness have helped many previous clients do this and can benefit you as well.
- Trial attorneys - If attempts to reach an out-of-court solution are not successful, however, our attorneys can protect your interests in litigation. We are prepared to aggressively seek a custody order from the court that meets your goals.
Louisiana's Child Custody Factors
How would a judge determine what's in the best interests of your children if the case has to go to court? Louisiana's child custody statute provides that the "court shall consider all relevant factors in determining the best interest of the child." The statute goes on to list 12 specific factors, but does not limit the court's discretion to consider other relevant factors or give more weight to some than others.
In essence, this is a tricky balancing test that varies from case to case. Our experience and familiarity with the family courts in Orleans Parish and surrounding areas of southeast Louisiana are particularly helpful here, enabling us to account for a wider range of variables in crafting effective arguments.
Know Your Rights. Contact Us at (504) 502-7316.
Take this first important step towards providing long-term stability for your children and talk with an experienced New Orleans family lawyer at our firm. The initial consultation is a time when all of your questions and uncertainties can be addressed, and you'll likely walk away from it feeling a lot more comfortable with your situation. To schedule a face-to-face meeting at our New Orleans office, or a consultation via phone or online media, just call Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC at (504) 502-7316 or contact us online.
Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC serves family law clients throughout most Louisiana cities and parishes, including the cities of Abita Springs, Avondale, Chalmette, Covington, Grand Isle, Gretna, Hahnville, Hammond, Harahan, Kenner, LaPlace, Luling, Mandeville, Marrero, Metairie, New Orleans, Ponchatoula, River Ridge, Slidell, St. Rose, Terrytown, Violet, Westwego as well as others throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafourche Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Tammany Parish Terrebonne Parish, and beyond.