900 Ryan St, Suite 402, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Contested Family Law

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When a person needs a lawyer to represent them in contested custody or visitation matters, they need an experienced litigator who understands the emotional toll that these cases take on participants. My philosophy with most domestic disputes is one of negotiation and settlement, to keep the power of decisions in the hands of my client and not in the hands of a judge who hasn’t lived through the experience. Also I promote less expense in divorce and working out problems is much more efficient and cheap than fighting over a long period of time.

Traditional Family Law practitioners often lose sight of the ability to settle matters, as more litigation results in more billing. Also, with outdated technology their efficiency is low. The Colonna Law Firm seeks to represent its client’s best interest first, including managing the emotions and expectations of a client. Allowing a client to get emotional while setting unreasonable goals will cause fighting and wasted billing. By being honest and establishing realistic goals, we can achieve results without bankrupting our clients.

We offer our services both in flat fee and hourly-billing options. We also offer payment plans.

Colonna Law Firm areas of Family Law representation. Please click on each area to learn more. Due to the emotions, expense, and investment required, Colonna Law Firm, LLC is very selective in which clients it retains in the arenas of Custody, Visitation, and Property Settlement and often refers cases to other local, trustworthy attorneys.

• Custody and Visitation
• Property Settlements