Navigating Through Divorce

If you are contemplating divorce or need advice on planning for divorce, you should speak to a lawyer about your options. At Magee, Zeringue & Richardson, Attorneys at Law, we handle a broad range of divorce cases in Louisiana. We work with men and women in Covington and throughout Southeast Louisiana. We handle both straightforward and complex divorce cases.

Can I Get Divorced?

In Louisiana, you do not need grounds for divorce. There are specific rules about how long you need to be separated before you can divorce, and our attorneys can help explain the timing. This varies, depending on whether or not you have minor children and whether or not there's some type of "fault" involved in the situation. We can also discuss possibilities of using mediation to resolve matters outside the courtroom. In fact, our attorneys are also talented mediators. Learn more by visiting our ProMediators website.

What Happens To Property?

Louisiana is a community property state. This means that any type of asset or debt accumulated over the course of the marriage is presumed to be "equally owned." Our divorce attorneys can help explain the details of community property and what it means to your case and the property division process. We can also explain how a prenuptial agreement affects divorce and property division. Additionally, our attorneys will review spousal support guidelines and how they may apply to your situation.

Child Custody In Divorce

When kids are involved, they are the most important people in a divorce. We handle all matters involving children, including:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation
  • Parental rights
  • Grandparents' rights

Schedule An Appointment

Please contact us at 985-888-0818 to schedule your first meeting. If you prefer, you can contact us online through email. Our office is located in Covington and we handle divorce cases throughout Southeast Louisiana.