Serving the parishes of West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee and East Baton Rouge.
Areas of Practice
-Slip and Fall
-Last Will & Testament
-Successions with and without a Will
-Power of Attorney
-Divorces: litigated & uncontested
-Child Custody & Visitation
-Spousal Support (Alimony)
-Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
-Community Property Division
-A private non-adversarial process that
gives the parties and not the Court the
power to determine their outcome
-Significantly cheaper and less time
consuming than traditional litigation
-Any agreement reached must be mutual,
neither party can be made to settle
*For more information on the Mediation
process see “Services”
A consultation is an in person meeting with the attorney to ask any questions you may have and discuss your options before taking legal action. A consultation is an important first step in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your case. To schedule a consultation with Betsy call (225) 749-8696 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is never a fee for Personal Injury consultations. Louisiana law has specific time limits as to when you must file suit to protect your right to recovery, therefore it is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after you or a loved one have been the victim of an accident. Contact Betsy today to schedule your free consultation and have your case evaluated at no cost to you.
Family Law consultations are subject to a conflict check to ensure your spouse or partner has not previously retained the services of The Law office of Betsy L. LeBlanc. Prior to scheduling a consultation in a domestic matter, please leave a voicemail or send an email with your full name and contact information as well as your spouse or partner’s full name. Once a conflict check has been completed your initial consultation will be scheduled at a flat fee for a full one hour thorough review or your case.
This is the most common option for a client who doesn’t want to represent themselves in a court proceeding or litigation but would rather have an attorney enroll on their behalf to handle all legal issues arising during their case. Depending on the complexity of the issues, an advance deposit amount will be discussed at your initial consultation. Both the advance deposit and a signed Attorney-Client Agreement must be received prior to Betsy beginning work on your case. This service is billed at Betsy’s regular hourly rate against your initial deposit unless a flat fee or contingency contract has been otherwise agreed upon in writing between the attorney and client.
Yes, there is a way to get through your divorce and resolve any incidental matters such as child custody and community property division without having to go to court. If you and your spouse are looking to amicably work through the divorce process while saving money as well as time by avoiding litigation, you may be eligible for a flat fee divorce. In a non-litigated divorce proceeding Betsy drafts all divorce documents and prepares any written agreements including custody plans. To find out if you qualify for a flat fee divorce schedule your initial consultation.
Mediation is where a neutral third party, the mediator, doesn’t represent either parties’ legal interests but instead assists couples in a private setting to resolve their divorce and custody issues without involving the Court. Mediation takes the adversarial process that comes with litigation out of the situation so that the parties can focus on reaching a resolution on their own terms and not the Judge’s.
Mediation is significantly cheaper than traditional litigation. The cost of Mediation is $150.00 an hour which is normally split between the parties with each paying only $75.00 an hour. If you and your partner are unrepresented and interested in Mediation services leave a voice message or send an email with both parties’ full names and contact information. A response email will be sent to both participants with an agreement to mediate and further instructions. If you are already involved in a legal proceeding you can still participate in Mediation even after a suit has been filed in an effort to resolve your outstanding issues without further litigation. In this instance please have your attorney contact me directly to schedule your Mediation.
The Mediation process is confidential and even if an agreement can not be reached, the mediator can not be called as a witness at court against either party.
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