Adoption

Adoption of children is one of the most important steps you can take and you should carefully consider the attorney who will help you through this process.

In Louisiana there are three forms of adoption, intrafamily, private and agency. The intrafamily adoption is the most common type. And the most common type of intrafamily adoption is by a step parent. The private adoption is between two parties who either have know each other prior to the adoption process or have been brought together through some other means.  An agency adoption, as the name implies, is an adoption handled by a social service agency such as a church or adoption agency that specializes in such adoption.

Community Property

Under community property law each party has the right to request a division of community property. Community property includes all property acquired during the marriage. The normal assets to be divided upon divorce include pensions, homes and vehicles.

Louisiana is different from other states in that community property is not automatically divided at the time of the divorce. You must file a separate petition seeking a partition of community property either during the period of the divorce or after the divorce. There is no time limit for filing to partition the community property, however certain rights are time limited and you should consult an attorney to know about those rights.

Driving Directions

Directions: From MacArthur Drive south traffic circle, take the north service road back toward Prescott Road. Turn onto Prescott Road. The office is the first building from the north MacArthur Drive service road.
If coming from Texas Street, take Prescott Road behind St. Francis Cabrini Hospital. Continue down Prescott Road. The office is Building Number One which is the first building from the service road.

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Bar Associations

Lauren Gay Coleman is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and the Alexandria Bar Association.  She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Mobile College in Mobile Alabama and from the University of Alabama Law School.  She was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association in 1983 and the Louisiana State Bar in 1984.

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