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Family Law

If your family is in crisis or in need of legal help, call us. We provide strong yet compassionate representation in all areas of family law. We know that divorce and other family law issues have a significant emotional and financial impact on families. That's why we take steps to protect our clients from being unfairly saddled with financial responsibilities they may not be able to meet in the future. We work with our clients to try to resolve issues out of court if it is their desire, but as experienced trial lawyers, we are ready to fight for you in court if necessary. We can aggressively advocate for your interests in a contested divorce, custody, child support, marital property division dispute or any other contentious family law matter.

Family Law Specialization

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The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1993 by the Louisiana Supreme Court to assist individuals in finding a lawyer who has demonstrated ability and experience in specialized fields of law. Family Law is one such field of specialization. To obtain a certification as a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, a lawyer must have first practiced law for a minimum of five years with a certain percentage of their practive being devoted to the field of family law, must pass an intensive written examination demonstrating sufficient knowledge, profeciency and experience in the area of family law, must complete additional hours of continuing education in the area of family law each year, and must pass a confidential inquiry of others in the legal profession as to the candidates competence and qualifications.

Monique B. Clement has been licensed by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization since 2002 as a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. She is one of the few Board Certified Family Law Specialists in North Central and North East Louisiana. In 2010, Mrs. Clement was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve a three year term on the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, on which she served for 6 consecutive years.  She currently serves on the Louisiana Family Law Advisory Committee.