Child Custody, Visitation & Relocation
Experienced Child Custody Lawyers Helping to Establish Parenting Plans in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and Surrounding Parishes in Louisiana
Stephen Rue twice has been voted the “BEST DIVORCE LAWYER” in New Orleans by Gambit weekly Readers Poll (2002 and 2003). In 2012, Stephen Rue was voted “BEST ATTORNEY” by Gambit weekly’s Best of New Orleans Readers Poll.
Stephen Rue also is the author of three books on Family Law, Divorce, Custody and related matters including the Louisiana Best Selling “LOUISIANA FAMILY LAW GUIDE.” (Found at Amazon.com) Rue has litigated over 2,000 divorces and child custody cases throughout the Greater New Orleans Area (All Surrounding Parishes!)
Every parent wants what is best for his or her children. However, parents often disagree about the education, lifestyle and values that they wish to instill in their children. In these instances, disputes over child custody often arise, making it difficult to remember that the children’s well-being should be at the heart of every decision.
At Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm, in New Orleans, Kenner and Gretna, Louisiana, we recognize the delicate balance our clients must strike between their interests and the best interests of their children. Our child custody lawyers attempt to resolve child custody and visitation matters in a manner that benefits both our clients and their children.
With more than 26 years of experience helping parents establish agreements surrounding primary physical custody, joint custody and visitation, our lawyers understand the law and how to put it to work for you. Please contact our child custody lawyers to arrange an initial consultation.
Negotiating a Child Custody Agreement
In most cases, a child custody agreement that is negotiated between parents is preferable to custodial order handed down by a judge. You know your children and their specific needs. Trials are unpredictable and the outcome is uncertain. Whenever possible, we will work with you to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with your former spouse or partner that helps to raise the children in ways that you both can agree upon.
However, if negotiations go awry and a child custody agreement cannot be reached, we will go to trial for you.
We will also assist you in determining a joint custody implementation plan to suggest to the court. The implementation plan defines when each parent has physical custody or visitation of the children so that the children are assured frequent and continuing contact with both parents. The joint custody implementation plan also allocates the legal authority and responsibility of each parent and can provide for such particulars as transportation, vacation and hurricane evacuation schedules.
Our firm has developed, gained judicial approval of and implemented numerous custody implementation plans. We will develop a plan for you, and when circumstances necessitate, work with you and the courts to modify your child custody agreement.
At Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm, we offer consultations so you can discuss your child custody, visitation and/or relocation case with one of our experienced attorneys.