Helping You Move Forward Through Legal Issues Involving Your Family
At the Law Office of Virginia Erwin Sirera, LLC, we have developed a reputation with the courts and other attorneys as a trusted, honest and compassionate St. Tammany Parish family law lawyer. Serving in the Greater New Orleans area for more than 25 years, attorney Sirera is qualified as a court-appointed mediator counseling families on how to resolve their issues in the best interests of all parties involved.
Mediation Helps Your Family Move Forward Calmly
Mediation is a welcome alternative to litigation. It can help to:
- Reduce the cost of divorce
- Keep your relationship with your ex amicable
- Reduce your stress
- Keep your divorce private
Ms. Sirera has extensive skill and experience in mediation. As an attorney, she can represent you in mediation sessions. As a mediator, she acts a neutral third party in divorce mediation proceedings. She has helped numerous couples find mutually satisfactory arrangements through mediation.
Determining Child Support And Dividing Assets: What You Need To Know
Relationships between parents impact children in a myriad of ways, especially during divorce proceedings. With the goal of fostering good relationships with both parents, attorney Sirera looks toward the future and works with both sides to facilitate mutually agreeable solutions. She is mindful of tactics to minimize costs and of the fear and uncertainty that divorcing families go through when determining child custody, visitation and support agreements.
Allocating community or marital property, assets and debt can also be cause for contention and strife. There are strategies to avoid liquidating funds such as transferring them to another spouse so they do not lose any value or incur any fines, fees or taxes. Ideally, couples will get along during this process to better protect the interests of both parties. However, if necessary, there are techniques to employ to determine if a spouse is hiding assets.
Prenuptial and antenuptial agreements offer couples the ability to protect property and assets obtained prior to marriage. They also clarify financial rights and responsibilities during marriage and can protect one party from assuming the debts of the other. Prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy as there are other benefits to consider beyond premarital assets and property. It can be especially important in complex divorces and high-asset divorces.
Dealing With Adoption
The adoption process can be complicated and confusing, but with an experienced adoption attorney to help you navigate and streamline the process, it can be a very positive and rewarding experience. Attorney Sirera assists families with intrafamily adoptions, which can sometimes be completed in about 90 days. Agency adoptions are more complicated and can take upward of six months to a year.
Let’s Talk About Mediation; Call Today
Family law issues may seem daunting to some, but an experienced mediator and attorney can help guide you through them so you can focus on your family and your future. Virginia Sirera offers a straightforward approach to resolving all your family law concerns through mediation with a reasonable fee structure. Off-site, evening and weekend appointments can be arranged. Contact her office at 985-276-9943 for a consultation over the phone or to schedule an appointment.