Family Law

Divorce and family matters can be very complicated and emotional. Laws involving family matters change often, sometimes each year. Matters involving spousal support or child support can make cases contentious. Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt, LLC has experienced family law attorneys, as well as a Board Certified Family Law Specialist *, to handle difficult cases as well as straightforward ones with compassion and strong advocacy.

Complicated community property matters involving a family business or businesses, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and pension plans, real estate and investments require experienced and knowledgeable counsel. Occasionally parties attempt to hide assets or income. Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt work as a team wherein experienced business attorneys pool resources with family law counsel for the best results.

Custody matters can potentially involve parties in difficult and protracted litigation, or may simply be resolved by agreement. Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt's attorneys strive to resolve issues where the parties are both well suited for custody and parenting. Occasionally, however, difficult issues arise when a party has mental health problems, drug issues, has been involved with family violence, or a party may wrongfully accuse another of these issues. Certain matters may involve grandparents or other extended family members' visitation or custody rights. New law in the area of Grandparents' Rights can help resolve intergenerational conflicts regarding custody and visitation. Experience, good judgment and the legal knowledge of a family law attorney can be invaluable whether the matter is simple or complicated.

Adoptions, both those between family members, as well as private party adoptions, need the skill of an experienced family law attorney in order to be completed timely and accurately. Difficult or unusual cases involving contested adoptions must be handled skillfully in order for the adoption to be successful.

Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt, LLC has attorneys with the knowledge, skill, experience and judgment to help you with your important Family Law matters.

* Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization