Lafayette – Child Custody Lawyer

Lafayette, LA Child Custody Lawyers

The child custody process is often the most stressful process in a divorce case. From how the child will be raised to visitation rights, custody arrangements can take an emotional toll on all parties involved. That is why our Lafayette, LA, child custody lawyers at Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., fight for your parental rights, and the best outcome for your child.

With thorough and compassionate representation, our experienced attorneys work closely with you on your case. We are here to guide you through every step of the child custody process.

Our Lafayette, LA, Attorneys Help with Child Custody Arrangements

Depending on your unique situation, there are different child custody arrangements that will suit both parties and align with your goals and the best interest of the child.

We are experienced in working to find the best solution in various child custody arrangements, including:

  • Joint Custody
  • Sole Custody
  • Temporary Child Custody
  • Child Custody Modification
  • Physical Custody
  • Legal Custody
  • Grandparents’ Rights

We Do Our Best to Keep Your Case Out of Court

Our child custody lawyers work diligently to find the best outcome for the child with your goals in mind. Through negotiation and mediation, we make an effort to keep your case out of the courts and reach an amicable decision with the best solution possible.

If We Cannot Reach an Agreement, Our Lafayette, La, Attorneys Will Litigate in Court

Louisiana law encourages both parents to reach an agreement together. However, if the other party is not willing to negotiate or we cannot reach an agreement, the courts will determine the custody arrangement. With experienced litigation, our Lafayette, LA, child custody lawyers will represent your case in court and fight for the best outcome possible.

There are a several factors a judge will take into consideration before making a decision. A few of these factors may include:

  • Parents’ relationship with the child
  • Child’s relationship with siblings
  • Child’s interactions in home, school, and community
  • Maintaining consistency in the child’s education
  • Ability for each parent to provide necessities (food, medical care, etc.)
  • Mental and physical health of each parent
  • Parents’ drug or alcohol abuse history
  • Any evidence or allegations of child or spousal abuse

Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Child Custody Attorney

The legal process for child custody arrangements can be stressful, but we are here to help. Call the law office of Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. to schedule a free consultation today.


600 Jefferson St., Ste. 401
Lafayette, LA 70501