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As a family law attorney practicing in the Acadiana area, my mission is to provide efficient and effective legal solutions and to provide optimal outcomes for my clients. I maintain an honest, straightforward approach and work to help my clients maintain as much control over their case as possible. I am upfront about the benefits, disadvantages, costs and length of proceedings in every case.

If you're a father facing a divorce, your rights, your children's rights and property are at risk. Family courts are often biased in favor of mothers, putting you at an unfair disadvantage. As an aggressive advocate for father’s rights, I vigorously defend the rights of men facing all types of family disputes, including divorce, custody and support.  I ensure your parental rights are protected and your support payments are fair.  With a straightforward, hard-hitting approach, I fight to ensure fathers receive equal treatment both in and out of court and go to great lengths to protect father’s interests and assets.

Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law

  • Contested or uncontested divorce
  • Property division
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Restraining orders and protective orders, both temporary and long-term
  • Father's rights
  • Prenuptial agreements

When faced with life-altering decisions, working with a trustworthy attorney offers significant advantages. To discuss your options with a dedicated Lafayette divorce and family law attorney, call today at 337-231-1397 or online.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Laura L. Davenport

Jurisdictions:

  • State of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana

Education:

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. Civil Law
  • Schriener's College, Kerrville, Texas
    • M.A. summa cum laude
    • Education
  • Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas
    • Master’s English
  • Lamar University, Port Allen, Texas
    • B.S. Chemical Dependency
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. English Literature
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
    • English Literature
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas
    • Fine Arts

Representative Cases

  • Burns v. Burns, Burns v. Burns, 94 So. 3d 941, 942 (La.App. 3 Cir. 2012) (3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 2012)
  • Lacombe v. Lacombe, Lacombe v. Lacombe, 85 So. 3d 721, 723 (La.App. 3 Cir. 2) (3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 2012)

Presentations

  • Dealing with an Addictive Client – Lafayette Bar Association 2014
  • Professional Success, Is That All There Is?, Louisiana Bench and Bar, 2012
  • Mental/Physical Health In The Law, Lawyer's Assistance Program, 2010 - 2012

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Secretary, Lafayette Bar Association, Family Law Section 2016
  • Judge’s and Lawyer’s Assistance Program
  • Louisiana State Bar, Member, 2007 - 2016
  • Lafayette Parish Bar, Member, 2007 – 2016

Ancillary Specialties

  • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Texas and Louisiana
  • Certified Secondary Teacher of English

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