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Family Law Attorney serving St. Tammany Parish

Louisiana Attorney Brian Dragon

Prenuptial Agreements - Divorce - Child Support - Child Custody – Adoptions - Successions

There are times when certain events unfold in your personal life, leaving you with more questions than answers. When family transitions are so large that you fear even the smallest wrong move could adversely affect your future, it's time to consult a family law attorney.

At the Law Office of Brian A. Dragon, we take the time to educate and fully inform you about all legal avenues at your disposal, clarifying possible benefits and repercussions for you. When the time comes for you to make official decisions, we want you to be aware and fully prepared to make a solid judgment call about your future.

For most people, family law cases are their first experience consulting an attorney. When you meet with St. Tammany Parish Attorney Brian Dragon, he will listen to your story, advise you of your legal rights, and guide you to the best choices for your situation.

Contact Attorney Brian Dragon If you have questions or you wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please contact the Slidell, Louisiana Law Office of Brian A. Dragon today at (985) 718-1222, or via e-mail.

St. Tammany Parish Lawyer Brian Dragon's Slidell-based law practice covers the following:

Adoption (Domestic)

If you're a grandparent, stepparent, or a prospective parent, and you've decide to expand your family through adoption, Attorney Brian Dragon will handle the complex paperwork in a quick, thorough, and efficient manner.

A crucial part of any adoption is securing the full and permanent termination of the biological mother and father's parental rights, safeguarding you against the agony of an overturned adoption.

Successions

The lost of a love one is emotionally tolling and stressful. Although Louisiana Succession laws are some of the most complex in the country, the succession process does not have to be the cause of any additional apprehension. A succession occurs when someone dies and his or her property passes to family and/or friends. The Law Office of Brian A. Dragon represents executors and heirs throughout the entire succession process, as well as clients in preparation of wills and estate planning.

Testate Successions

There is a will that directs how assets will be distributed, how debts will be settled, and who should be in charge of both these actions.

Intestate Successions

There is no will, so state law directs how assets and inheritances will be distributed among heirs.

Many complicated issues may arise during the succession process

Attorney Brian A. Dragon handles all types of successions, whether you are planning the estate or you are an heir.

Prenuptial Agreements

In the State of Louisiana, the moment a man and woman marry, all property acquired thereafter becomes "community property" and is subject to equal division in the event of a divorce. With a prenuptial agreement (also called a prenup), before their union is ever made official, both parties come to a mutual agreement as to what happens to marital assets should the marriage fail.

Only you and your future spouse can decide if a prenup is the right choice. Many couples draft prenups if they jointly own a business, if one or both have custody of children from previous marriage, or if one or both have substantial personal assets.

Divorce

Marriage is complicated, and for most people, incredibly painful when it ends. When you've done everything you can and the relationship remains hopelessly broken, your divorce attorney can provide you with sound, rational legal counsel, advising you on how to protect your children and your finances during each step of the proceedings.

Spousal Support

Spousal support (sometimes called alimony) is not the same as child support. Spousal support is often awarded to the spouse who earned a lesser salary (or no salary) during the marriage. For example, if the husband was the primary financial provider for the household, and the wife stayed home to run the household, she may be eligible to receive spousal support until she finds a job.

Child Custody, Child Support, and Visitation

When couples divorce, the most common question from husbands and wives is "but what will happen to our children?" Attorney Brian Dragon will help you through the mediations, negotiations, and court proceedings, ensuring you and your children are protected and treated fairly.

If you have an existing child custody agreement and you must move out of state or relocate, Brian Dragon will help you petition for a modification to your existing custody arrangements. He also represents the interests of grandparents, stepparents, and unmarried parents who have an interest in obtaining visitation rights, proving paternity, and transferring legal guardianship.

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Divorce - Dissolution of Marriage

When most people enter into a marriage, they intend for the union to last for a lifetime. Statistically, however, more than half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce. When you combine the disappointment, anger, heartache, questions about what will happen to the children, and fear of the future, the dissolution of a marriage becomes one of the most difficult things that can happen to a family.

For many, that pain is compounded by circumstances leading up to the split, such as domestic violence, an affair during marriage, the death of a child, serious financial problems, bankruptcy, unforeseen mental illness, heated arguments over child-rearing, or simply grief over the lost romance that once brought so much joy.

Contact Attorney Brian Dragon If you have questions or you wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please contact the Slidell, Louisiana Law Office of Brian A. Dragon today at (985) 718-1222 or via e-mail.

When your emotions are running high, it's good to have someone on your side, someone who is dedicated to protecting you and your child's best interests throughout the dissolution of your marriage.

Have You Decided to File for Divorce?

If you're considering filing for a divorce, you should know your rights. St. Tammany Parish divorce lawyer Brian Dragon knows you've endured a lot by the time you decide to file; the last thing you want is a lengthy, agonizing, and expensive divorce. Each family affected by divorce presents a unique situation with unique problems. Brian Dragon will meet with you, listen to your side of the story, explain what the laws and legalese mean, and help you through each step as a fierce advocate for your rights.

Attorney for Divorcing Men and Women

Brian Dragon represents husbands and wives in all areas related to contested and uncontested divorces, including mediation, division of property and marital assets, child custody arrangements, visitation arrangements for parents and grandparents, child support agreements, spousal support (alimony), and separations. If you have specific concerns or terms you'd like the court to honor, you should have a persuasive divorce lawyer at your side to ensure your voice is heard.

Mediation

There's a lot at stake in a divorce, especially if you have kids. If you'd like to resolve your situation as quickly, smoothly and beneficially as possible, you can opt for mediation. In mediation, you sit down with your estranged spouse and attempt to negotiate mutually favorable terms for child custody and child support. This keeps the most crucial decisions out of the hands of court officials who do not personally know you or your children. If mediation isn't effective in your case, Brian Dragon will represent you in court proceedings.