Experienced Family Lawyer And Certified Mediator Serving Slidell, Mandeville And Covington

With frequent changes being made to family law, it can be frustrating to try navigating your divorce, child custody or related legal issue without the help of an experienced family lawyer. Add that frustration to the inherent stress that any legal issue places on the people going through it, and you run a greater risk of making hasty or misguided decisions.

Empowering You To Make Informed Decisions For Your Family

Debra K. Henkels, attorney at law and founder of our law firm, focuses on relieving tension and anxiety with a patient and consultative approach. She listens, answers your questions and offers candid legal advice informed by over 23 years of experience.

We represent Louisiana families in a full range of divorce and general family matters, including:

  • Uncontested and contested divorce
  • Child custody, child support and visitation
  • Permanent and temporary spousal support/alimony
  • Modifications to existing court orders
  • Community property division
  • Adoption
  • Restraining orders and protective orders

We are confident that a free consultation can answer a lot of initial questions you may have and give you the information you need to move forward. From offices in Slidell and Mandeville, we represent all of St. Tammany Parish and look forward to helping you and your family.

We Are Certified In Mediation, But Know When To Litigate

Resolving family matters outside of court with a certified mediator can save you money, help both parties keep emotions in check and reduce overall frustration. When everyone participates and feels that their perspective is being taken into consideration, it's easier to reach an agreement that is mutually beneficial and will last.

However, there are times when there is no option but to argue your case and pursue litigation. If mediation failed or the other person refuses to cooperate, you can count on our firm to aggressively represent your best interests.

Attorney Henkels is a certified family mediator who helps families reach amicable agreements outside of court whenever possible, but she knows when to proceed with traditional litigation and is an aggressive advocate for her clients.

Contact Our Firm For A Louisiana Family Lawyer

To discuss your divorce, child custody or other family concern with attorney Debra K. Henkels, email us or call 985-288-1726. We offer free initial consultations.