Family Law

Lugenbuhl understands family law matters can be emotional and sometimes difficult to navigate. Our attorneys recognize consultation and guidance are important to clients who need representation in these types of sensitive matters. Whether the situation involves children, financial disagreements, or contractual obligations, we make sure our clients have a thorough understanding of proceedings and proper preparation to secure the best outcome for all involved.

We practice in all areas of Family Law, including:

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: These are contracts formed either before or after the parties are married to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in case a divorce arises at some later date.

Marital dissolution: This includes the litigation of the Divorce under Louisiana Civil Code Articles 102 and 103, including divorces pre and post physical separation as well as those based on the fault of a party such as adultery and domestic abuse

Initial determination and/or modifications of child custody and visitation: This not only includes the amount of time each parent will have physical custody of the minor children, but who makes the education and health decisions for the minor children and how he affairs of the minor children are handled.

Intrafamily adoption: This is the adoption of children within the family, by a step-parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, step-grandparent, or relative to the twelfth degree (first cousins, once removed).

Initial determination and/or modifications of child support: This is the valuation of support typically given to the custodial parent with a smaller income to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the minor children. Our firm can make sure that your rights, as either the provider or receiver, are protected.

Interim and final spousal support: This is the valuation of support sometimes given to the party with a smaller income to maintain their lifestyle during the pendency of the divorce and/or their basic needs after divorce is finalized. Much like child support, our firm can make sure that your rights, as either the provider or receiver, are protected.

Paternity: Paternity refers to legally establishing that a man is the father of a child. Petitions can be filed by both men and women for various reasons, many of which involve child custody and support.

Division of assets and debts: This is often referred to the division of community property. It is the valuation of and division of the parties’ assets and debts after the conclusion of the divorce.

Domestic violence: Obtaining the protection you need from your abuser and the support the law affords your while you are healing from that abuse.


If you find yourself in need of a family law attorney and have found Lugenbuhl either through a referral or personal research, you can expect an extensive initial consultation with an attorney who will advise you of Lugenbuhl’s services given the general facts of your case so that you can make an informed decision prior to retention.   

Upon retention of our firm, you will schedule an initial in-person strategy meeting with your chosen attorney. During this initial meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of your circumstances, ask any questions you have about the divorce process, and determine the best strategy to get the result you want. After that initial strategy meeting, our team will put into action the strategy chosen with frequent and continued communication throughout the journey to resolution of your case. 


Lugenbuhl attorneys commit to being responsive, thoughtful, prepared and appropriately aggressive from the beginning of a case through its conclusion. Lugenbuhl attorneys are also always sensitive to cost. Where possible, and it often is, Lugenbuhl attorneys will do everything to settle issues and entire cases.  If trial is the only option, Lugenbuhl attorneys are ready to fight.

Ultimately, Lugenbuhl family law attorneys aim to shoulder as much of the burden of the process for our clients as possible. We work with skill, energy, and compassion, all of which are focused on getting the best result for your family.

Key Contacts
Tyler J. Arbour

Tyler J. Arbour

New Orleans Office
Megan  M. Clark

Megan M. Clark

Baton Rouge Office

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