Learn About Your Rights To Custody

Custody and visitation are ruled by one guiding principle: the best interests of the child come first. The law means to provide a structured, reliable and loving environment for all children, and to provide ways to continue supportive and positive relationships in children's lives after a divorce.

As a parent or grandparent, our attorneys know you want what is best for the children in your life. Our goal is to help you understand how Louisiana law can impact your custody and visitation arrangements and to help you find a solution that works for all parties without resorting to the uncertainty of court.

What Factors Into Custody And Visitation Arrangements?

Family courts take many factors into consideration when determining custody and visitation rights. Major considerations include:

  • Family history
  • Siblings and other community connections
  • Educational needs
  • Medical and developmental needs
  • Parental criminal history and any history of substance abuse
  • Children's desires as they grow older

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to child custody and visitation, and arrangements can change to accommodate changes in living situations and other needs. At The Law Firm of Hesni & Parrales, PLC, we are committed to helping you and your family find the solutions you need to give your child the best arrangement possible.

How Our Firm Can Help You

After working with over 3,000 Gretna families, we know that no two families are the same. Your family deserves special attention, which is what you get from our lawyers. We will not forward you to someone else or leave you waiting for answers. For an evaluation of your case, call us at 504-361-0018 or contact us online. We have taken cases throughout the Jefferson Parish area.