If you are in the midst of a divorce, child custody case, or another family law dispute anywhere in the Greater New Orleans area, we can help you protect your rights and make informed choices with care and compassion.


For so long, you fought to make things right; to come back to that place where it all began. You gave up yourself and your interests and your friends because of your marriage…that's what it needed. 

But now, your thoughts keep racing…"Is it really be over. Am I going to do this?"

And, here you are. Alone. Scared. Not knowing where to turn or what to do.  Looking online for a lawyer…a divorce lawyer. Not you. You were never going to need a divorce lawyer. You were never going to get a divorce. Your children weren’t going to have divorced parents. But here you are knowing…this decision…the hardest decision you ever made – it is the best and right decision for you.Family Lawyer, Loyd Bourgeois

Our family law attorneys compassionately guide people just like you…those making tough decisions and facing tough life choices…through one of life’s toughest battles – divorce. And, we welcome the opportunity to guide you.

There is no sugar coating this – divorce is hard, even when it's amicable. Tough decisions need to be made on your emotions, your finances, your children, your property. You need a calm, level-headed voice to help you during this emotional time.

We represent families facing challenging legal issues.

We handle all areas of family law for clients in Orleans, Jefferson, St. John, and St. Charles Parishes.  

We are here to help with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Protective Orders
  • Community Property/Debt Division
  • Intrafamily Adoption

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Greater New Orleans Family Law Attorneys to Guide You to the Best Decisions for You

Like you, the needs of our children and family will always come first.

We understand you want what’s best for them. We want that too.

When life doesn’t turn out as expected, you need more than a family law attorney. You need a trusted advocate and confidant. Someone who cares about your family just as much as you do.

From our Luling and Metairie law offices, we are fully prepared to help individuals in the Greater New Orleans area (Kenner, Gretna, Algiers, Harvey, Marrero, Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, LaCombe, Folsom, Destrehan, Avondale, Laplace), as well as other Louisiana residents, with divorce or custody needs.

Our experienced attorneys will guide you through this difficult process.

We will not keep you in the dark. The LJBLegal team pledges to keep in contact with you with regular updates and information.

You need a team to discuss your options and go over a plan of action that best suits your needs and the needs of your family.

We are here to compassionately help you with:

  • Filing for divorce
  • Contested divorce
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Child custody
  • Pursuing child support
  • Alimony/Spousal support
  • Community Property
  • Debt Obligations
  • And more

Our family law attorneys are here to help you protect your rights and make informed choices with care and compassion.

Additionally, you can find many of the answers to your questions about the divorce process on our Family Law FAQs page and blog.

Some of our most popular and helpful topics include:


Because each individual’s situation is unique, it is always a good idea to talk to an attorney before filing for divorce.

We know the importance of relationships in this process.  We go the extra mile to ease the burdens you face during this difficult period when you need to focus on yourself and your family.

Loyd J Bourgeois, LLC has been named by Expertise.com one of the Best Family Lawyers and Best Divorce Attorneys in the New Orleans area.

Contact the LJBLegal team today by calling 985-240-9773 to speak directly with a qualified legal professional about the issues and questions specific to your situation.  You can also contact us using our contact form.

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