Gretna Child Custody & Adoption Attorney

A Helping Hand For Child Custody Cases

When children are involved in your divorce or are the subject of a paternity action, your focus and attention will be on them. Most people think of child custody in terms of either sole or joint custody but many other integral factors are involved.

For example, was the child born outside of or during your marriage? Paternity is a major issue if you are not married. In either case, decisions must be made about physical and/or legal custody or if custody should be shared. Special needs and developmental stages of children should be addressed in custody plans.

Many couples also run into issues with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) or Louisiana law regarding relocation. The UCCJEA governs how child custody is handled when the parties live in different states. Louisiana relocation law addresses out-of-state moves. Even if both parents are cordial and respectful of their custody arrangement, a move in the future requires that substantial changes be made to accommodate the move and to protect the children’s best interest.

Adopting A Child? Get An Attorney.

Adoption is a critical part of family law. At Barbara Volk Madere, APLC, we want to help families that are considering adoption. Getting a lawyer is imperative to make sure that the process is done correctly.

Are you a grandparent, aunt or uncle looking to adopt the child of a family member? Are you a stepparent looking to proceed with an intrafamily adoption? Are you attempting to adopt as a private party or a third party? Then give us a call to start discussing your case. We can act as independent counsel on your behalf or as a mediator for your case.