Practice Areas

Divorce and Un-married Separations

Our approach involves a very detailed initial consultation. This sets the foundation for an organized and prepared approach to your case. Furthermore, it gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about the legal process and how your divorce or un-married separation could impact your life and the lives of your children.


Parents with children born out of wedlock face unique issues when separating. Many biological fathers lack paternity rights, and are therefore barred from custody and visitation. Likewise, mothers may struggle to obtain child support from unconfirmed biological fathers.

Child Custody & Adoption

Whether you need to make a child custody agreement, or are looking to expand your family through adoption, there are many factors involved. To ensure that the child's best interest is preserved, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney to assist you in this complicated matter.

Spousal & Child Support

Two of the most contentious aspects of a Louisiana divorce: child support and alimony. Spouses disagree about appropriate payments and how they should be disbursed. Some spouses fail to abide by court orders. These and other issues can be resolved with assistance from a Gretna spousal support attorney such as Barbara Madere. 


The pain of a loved one's death is traumatic enough, but this time is also fraught with legal concerns. As the appointed succession representative or a selected beneficiary, your grief may be amplified by concerns about how your love one's property will be passed on.

Estate Planning

No matter your age, it's important to start planning for the future. What happens if you become incapacitated or pass away? How will your assets be distributed? Who takes care of your children? These and other issues can be resolved through careful estate planning. It's not an easy process, but it's absolutely essential.