Category Archives: Legal Help

How Grandparents’ child custody works in Louisiana

If you are a grandparent concerned about your minor grandchild, you should understand Louisiana’s visitation and custody process. Often when parents are unable to care for a minor child, the contact with the child’s grandparents is limited. However, in Louisiana, grandparents can request legal custody or visitation only under specific circumstances. List of Non-Custodial ParentsRead More

Adopting a Child in Louisiana? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently celebrated Louisianan families adopting children from foster care.  Why? Because Louisiana continues to break its own records for finalized adoptions. “We are thrilled to have another record-breaking year of families stepping up to provide loving homes for Louisiana’s foster children,” said First Lady Donna Edwards. “Adopting aRead More

Plan your estate with The Wheeler Law Firm

Plan your Estate

It’s never too early to start planning your estate. In fact, the sooner you take the pains to legally declare your posthumous wishes, the better positioned you will leave your family. Even if your death is likely decades away, why take any chances? Estate planning involves more than just the settlement of an inheritance. MostRead More

Divorce, child custody, COVID-19

Parents, custody, and COVID-19

Parents try their best to raise their children and protect them from harm. During the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) most parents are full of anxiety as they navigate the financial and emotional uncertainties of when businesses or schools will reopen. For parents who are struggling with their marriage or who have already divorced, the reality ofRead More