Family Law


Going through a divorce is never easy. However, it is even harder without proper representation. Proper pleadings and Motions are essential to protect your best interest in all divorce cases, even when uncontested. Among these interests may be spousal support, child custody, child support, and the division of community property. I am fluent with the law and procedure needed to handle your successfully, and will answer any questions you may have at your consultation.

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces are not “do-it-yourself” divorces. Even though your spouse would also like a divorce, this major event in your life must still be handled with care by a professional who will protect your interests, including spousal support, child custody, child support, and the division of community property. Matthew B. Champagne will work diligently for you to assure your divorce does not become any more difficult than has to be.

Child Custody and Child Support

Matthew knows that your children are the most precious things you have. He understands what it takes to defend your family, and he will fight for the justice and equity you deserve. Call him today to discuss your case. He has the knowledge and experience to properly represent you and promote the best interest of your children.

Protective Orders

Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now. Whoever you are, let Matthew battle the bullies and work toward putting an end to it.

Marital Contracts

Marital agreements can provide useful guidelines for a marriage. Beyond the financial side of the agreement, they can be used to detail one spouse’s obligations to the other or protect family assets that may be inherited by one spouse. Premarital agreements can have clauses for everything from marital infidelity to undesirable business dealings. Marital agreements are a useful way to make for a more straightforward relationship when both partners know the rules before they begin the marriage.


If you die in Louisiana without a will, the state will decide who inherits your assets and property. However, your last will and testament must meet certain form requirements and be made within the confines of the law. Mr. Champagne has the knowledge, experience, and ability to be sure that your final wishes are recognized.  Additionally, other documents are sometimes essential to accomplish your desires. Living wills and Power of Attorney grants will be explained thoroughly at your consultation.


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