Family Law

Family Law

At Bougard Law Firm, our experienced family law attorneys understand the deeply personal and emotional nature of legal matters involving family relationships. We are dedicated to providing compassionate guidance and tenacious representation to clients facing a wide range of family law issues in Louisiana. Our mission is to protect your rights, ensure the best interests of your family, and help you navigate through the challenges with empathy and expertise.

Child Custody and Support

At Bougard Law Firm, we understand that child custody and support matters are of paramount importance when it comes to family law. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you navigate these sensitive issues with compassion and expertise. We prioritize the well-being of your children, aiming to secure the most favorable outcomes that protect their best interests while ensuring your parental rights are respected.

Child Custody

Child custody disputes can be emotionally draining and challenging for all parties involved. Our goal is to facilitate a smooth and fair custody arrangement that fosters a healthy and nurturing environment for your children. Our approach to child custody cases includes:

  1. Child-Focused Solutions: We always put the needs and wishes of your children at the forefront of our custody strategies. Our attorneys believe that maintaining strong, positive relationships with both parents is usually in the child’s best interest.

  2. Negotiation and Mediation: We encourage amicable solutions through negotiation and mediation whenever possible. By fostering open communication between parents, we aim to reach custody agreements that minimize stress and conflict for the children.

  3. Courtroom Advocacy: If a resolution cannot be reached outside of court, our attorneys are well-versed in courtroom advocacy. We will passionately represent your interests and present compelling evidence to support your custody goals.

Child Support

Child support is an essential aspect of ensuring that your children’s financial needs are adequately met. Our family law team will guide you through the complexities of child support matters, addressing the following aspects:

  1. Accurate Calculations: We use our knowledge of Louisiana’s child support guidelines to calculate fair and accurate support amounts, considering factors such as both parents’ incomes, medical expenses, and child care costs.

  2. Enforcement and Collection: If your co-parent fails to meet their child support obligations, we can help you explore enforcement options and ensure that your children receive the financial support they deserve.

  3. Modifications: As circumstances change, child support orders may need to be modified. Our attorneys can assist you in seeking modifications when significant life events impact your ability to pay or receive child support.

At Bougard Law Firm, our primary focus is on the well-being and happiness of your children. We understand that child custody and support matters can be emotionally challenging, and we are here to provide you with the support and legal guidance you need. Our team is committed to finding the best solutions that protect your parental rights while ensuring a stable and nurturing environment for your children.


Divorce is a life-altering event that can bring significant emotional and financial challenges. At Bougard Law Firm, we understand the complexities of divorce proceedings, and our experienced family law attorneys are here to provide you with the support, guidance, and legal expertise you need during this difficult time. Our goal is to help you achieve a fair and equitable resolution, protect your rights, and facilitate a smoother transition to a new chapter in your life.

Comprehensive Divorce Services:

  1. Contested and Uncontested Divorce: Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to handle both contested and uncontested divorce cases. We will work with you to pursue the most appropriate path for your unique situation.

  2. Asset Division: Property division can be one of the most complex aspects of a divorce. We will meticulously analyze your assets and debts to ensure a fair and equitable distribution, considering factors such as contributions to the marriage, the length of the marriage, and the needs of each spouse.

  3. Alimony and Spousal Support: If you are entitled to spousal support or are facing a request for alimony, our attorneys will advocate for your financial interests. We will strive to achieve a fair support arrangement that takes into account your current and future needs.

  4. Child Custody and Support: Protecting the best interests of your children is paramount during a divorce. Our family law team will help you negotiate or litigate child custody and support arrangements that prioritize your children’s well-being.

  5. Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: We recognize the value of amicable resolutions, and when appropriate, we will explore mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods to facilitate a more cooperative divorce process.

Advocates for Your Rights:

Our attorneys are strong advocates for your rights throughout the divorce process. We are committed to protecting your interests and ensuring that your voice is heard during negotiations or in court. We approach each case with sensitivity and tenacity, striving to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Emphasizing Communication and Support:

Divorce can be emotionally taxing, and we are here to provide the support and understanding you need during this challenging time. We emphasize open and transparent communication with our clients, keeping you informed about the progress of your case and providing guidance on the legal options available to you.


Adding a new member to your family through adoption is a joyful and life-changing event. Our family law team will guide you through the adoption process, ensuring all legal requirements are met, and that your adoption journey is as smooth as possible.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Protecting your assets and clarifying financial expectations before marriage is essential. Our attorneys can assist you in drafting comprehensive prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that safeguard your interests and provide peace of mind.

Establishing Paternity

We recognize the importance of establishing paternity for both parents and children. Whether you are a father seeking legal recognition or a mother seeking support for your child, our experienced family law attorneys are here to guide you through the process with sensitivity and professionalism. We understand that establishing paternity is not only about legal rights; it is about fostering strong family bonds and ensuring the well-being of the child.

Spousal Support

The end of a marriage can result in significant financial changes for both parties involved. Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, plays a crucial role in providing financial stability during this transitional period. Our experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and advocating for fair and reasonable spousal support arrangements that address your unique needs.

Grandparent Visitation

We recognize the immense value of the relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren. Unfortunately, circumstances may arise where these relationships are at risk due to family disputes or other challenging situations. Our compassionate family law attorneys are here to advocate for grandparents’ visitation rights and ensure that these precious bonds are protected.

Contact Us Today.

If you require legal representation or have any questions about our services, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us via phone, email, or by filling out the contact form on our website. Our team will schedule a consultation to discuss your case and chart a path towards a favorable resolution.

At Bougard Law Firm, we are here to be your trusted legal advocates, guiding you through the complexities of the legal system with skill, compassion, and unwavering dedication. Let us help you achieve justice and protect your rights.

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