Family is one of the most important institutions in our day-to-day lives. This is why there are so many laws in place to help protect the institution of the family. Whether you’re considering a divorce, you need to work out a custody plan for your child, or your spouse is claiming that you need to pay spousal or child support, it’s crucial to approach your case with an understanding of the laws that can affect you and your family long-term. That’s where I come in.


No one enjoys the process of going through a divorce — but sometimes, it’s absolutely the right call for your family. In Louisiana, there are a few key laws you should be aware of as you begin the first steps of your divorce:

  • You can file for divorce if you’ve lived in Louisiana for at least one year.
  • Louisiana allows covenant marriages, which require couples to attend premarital counseling before getting married and to attend marital counseling before filing for a divorce.
  • Unless you’re filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery or a felony, you and your spouse must live separately for 180 days (or 365 days if you have children under the age of 18).

If you would like a consultation with Mr. Dunlap about your divorce case, please click on this link and fill out our intake form. After you have completed the form, Mr. Dunlap will contact you to schedule a telephone or video conference to discuss your case.



While divorce is one of the most common reasons someone may turn to a family attorney, it isn’t the only cause. You most likely need an attorney if any of these matters pertain to your family:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Paternity
  • Surrogacy

If you would like to have Mr. Dunlap to assist you with your child custody case. Please click this link and fill out the online form that will give Mr. Dunlap much of the information he will need before your first consultation.

If you ever feel like you need a third party to weigh in on the best interests of you and your family, you may have a family law case on your hands. Don’t get help from just any third party — get help from an experienced, compassionate, and unbiased attorney.


What you need now more than ever is a lawyer you can trust — both with the delicate details and long-term outcome of your case. I’ve worked with families in Louisiana for the last 30 years, and my ultimate mission is to provide legal representation that’s both cost-effective and high-quality. If you have a family law matter you need help with, contact me for guidance.