FAMILY LAW

Divorces can be difficult and confusing. If spouses agree on issues like child custody and support, the process will go smoothly. It is important to get legal advice at the start to ensure the road chosen is the best for your situation.

 

When spouses separate, filing for divorce is the next step. Louisiana requires a "cooling off" period, in which spouses must live separate and apart for a certain amount of time. After the parties have lived apart for six months, an immediate divorce can be granted.

 

If the couple has minor children, the required time to live separate and apart is 180 to 365 days. That period begins when a spouse actually intends to end the marriage, and there is an actual physical separation.

 

Divorce can be one of the most unpleasant experiences you endure. Having the right attorney can change that.

 

This office handles both contested and uncontested divorces as well as adoptions and a variety of other services.

 

Both Greg Gouner and Sonya Ryland actively represent clients confronting some of the hardest decisions of their lives. We handle all aspects of the case from alimony and child support to community property division.

Our Family Law practitioners have a combined experience of over 35 years helping Louisiana families cope with divorce and related issues.

 

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  DIVORCE

     Louisiana allows no fault divorces on proof that couples without minor children have been separated for over six months.
     Divorces with children require a year long separation.


  CUSTODY AND VISITATION

     We regularly go to court to fight for a fair resolution of custody and visitation cases.
     Make sure that your lawyer is at home in the courtroom.


  CHILD SUPPORT

     Child support involves more than reviewing a simple table. Getting a fair deal takes understand the special needs of all parties including private school tuition, frequency of VISITATION, and many other factors.


  ALIMONY/SPOUSAL SUPPORT

     We can help fight to determine the appropriate amount of support for your circumstances.

     With two attorneys, we understand the perspective from both sides.


  PATERNITY

     Both establishing and contesting paternity issues is a regular part of family practice.

     We can help you get the testing to prove paternity and affiliation.


  ADOPTION

     Adding a new member to your family is a joyful event.

     We assist in both inter-family and intra-family adoption and enjoy being a part of the happiness adoption brings.


     Hiring the right attorney is the most important decision for both you and your family.

     Payment options are available

GOUNERBLOG

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It’s not hard to get lost in the shuffle of the criminal justice system. Just ask Destiny Hoffman of Clark County, Indiana, who was given two days in jail as her sentence. Due to a paperwork mistake, however, she served 154 days before an assistant district attorney noticed what had happened.

 

The “Tongue Check”

States across the country have lessened the penalties for marijuana possession. Driving a car while under the influence of any intoxicating substance, however-- including marijuana--still counts as a DWI. The latest tool being used by law enforcement to arrest those smoking marijuana is asking the driver to say, “Ahhhgh.” Police in both Washington and Oregon have based both DWI arrests and vehicle searches on the color of a driver’s tongue.

 

Seven Things NOT To Say To A Cop

If you have been up to funny business and have been intercepted by the long arm of the law, there are a few conversations you need to steer clear of while speaking with a police officer. Saying the wrong thing to a cop could get you into much more trouble. Here are 7 totally inappropriate things to say to a cop.

When Facebook Is A Crime

Texting and driving has been illegal in Louisiana for about eight years. Over the last several months, local law enforcement seems to have been stopping more and more people for this violation—especially between Baton Rouge and Livingston. Everyone would probably agree that texting and driving is dangerous. Still, it is debatable whether this is the best use of crime fighting resources.

 

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FAMILY LAW

Divorce and Adoption

Greg Gouner and Sonya Ryland  have combined over 35 years' experience and actively represent clients who must face some of the hardest decisions of their lives.

We handle all aspects of your case from alimony-child support to community property division.

 

This office handles contested and uncontested divorces as well as adoptions and a variety of other services.

Divorces can be difficult and confusing. If spouses agree on issues like child custody and support, the process will go smoothly. It is important to get legal advice at the start to ensure the road chosen is the best for your situation.

 

When spouses separate, filing for divorce is the next step. Louisiana requires a "cooling off" period, in which spouses must live separate and apart for a certain amount of time. After the parties have lived apart for six months, an immediate divorce can be granted.

If the couple has minor children, the required time to live separate and apart is 180 to 365 days. That period begins when a spouse actually intends to end the marriage, and there is an actual physical separation.

Divorce can be one of the most unpleasant experiences you endure. Having the right attorney can change that.

Hiring the right attorney is the most important decision for both you and your family.

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