Family law is the legal category that deals with matters related to children, including divorce and child custody. Specifically, there are several types of family law and the following are some of them:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Adoption
  • Domestic/Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements


Family lawyers not only advise the parties during the divorce but afterwards as well. This can also involve the division of property between the parties and a separation a custody between the children of the two parties.

Child Custody and Support

This type of family law decides who gets custody rights, visitation rights, and the amount of child support required to be paid. If one parent receives full custody, a set amount is given to that parent per month by the other parent based on their gross income and used to cover the cost of care for the child. Visit Child Support for more information on how that amount is calculated.


This type of family law works through the adoption process with potential adoptive parents. Because the adoption laws are so strict and complicated, family lawyers help make those issues easier to navigate. This can alleviate a lot of stress for those parents.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

This type of family law addresses marriage contracts, which can made in preparation of issues that may arise during marriage or can be made after the marriage has taken place. A couple can also decide to alter or adjust their prenuptial agreement once it has been written, even if they’ve already gotten marriage. This includes property division, spousal and child support, and can possibly include decisions about children/future children of the couple.

There are several types of family law that span across a variety of issues within the family structure. Family law can get emotional for all parties involved, so finding a great family lawyer is important to help guide you and your family through these legal challenges. Latiolais Law has professionals ready to assist you in your specific case and provide support and legal guidance to you and yours. Contact Latiolais Law at 337-315-1465 today to learn more about their services.