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Terri M Miles is originally from Monroe Louisiana where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Northeast Louisiana University anticipating working in the juvenile justice system.

When Terri’s spouse, David, encouraged her to attend law school, the family relocated their home to New Orleans where she graduated from Tulane Law School in 1992. Terri clerked at the U. S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans while attending Tulane and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1992.

Initially she practiced law as a solo attorney in a general civil practice. Being a parent with a “blended family” with four children, {yours, mine, and ours}, it soon became apparent that she was most passionate in the area of family law. Terri believes she is able to identify easily with her clients by having personally experienced every aspect of family law she has litigated.

Following her solo practice, she became a partner with the Metairie, LA firm of Halpern, Danner, Martin and Miles in approximately 1996. After hurricane, Katrina, in 2005, Terri established her own family law firm which opened in Gretna, Louisiana in January of 2006. Terri’s new office building, Miles Law Center, is located on the corner of Weyer Street and 3rd Street in Gretna, one block from the 24th Judicial District Court.

Terri’s legal experience, mediation skills, past experience working with CASA, and experience as a parent and grandparent enable her to be a strong advocate for the rights of children, Divorce lawyers,  and Child support

Terri also has a Madisonville office located on Main Street at the office of Bruce Danner.

Venues: Litigation experience in

  • Jefferson Parish: Justice of Peace Court; Second Parish Court; District Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Juvenile Court
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Civil District Court for Parish of Orleans; Orleans Juvenile Court; First City Court for Orleans
  • State District Courts of St. Tammany; St. John the Baptist; Ascension; Assumption; St. Charles; St. Bernard; Plaquemines; Terrebonne; Tangipahoa; Lafourche; Livingston; Lincoln; Morehouse; Ouachita Parish; and East Baton Rouge Family Court

Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce: contested or no fault; with or without children;
  • Marriage Contracts/Prenuptial Agreements;
  • Changes of property regime from community to separate property;
  • Covenant Marriages;
  • Adoptions: Intra Family; Private; Open; adult adoption; Father’s Opposition to placement of

child for Adoption;

  • Paternity Established; DNA testing ordered; Establishment of Parental Rights;
  • Disavowal of Paternity of non-biological child;
  • Child Custody: Joint; Sole; Shared; Split; Modification of Custody order; visitation issues; Joint Custody Implementation Plans; Relocation of Child;
  • Tutorships;
  • Emancipations;
  • Contempt rules for violation of court orders;
  • Child Support issues: increases or reductions; extraordinary expenses of child; extracurricular expenses; health care coverage; tuition and/or daycare; wage assignments
  • Interim Periodic Spousal Support { prior to divorce and up to 6 months after}
  • Permanent Spousal Support / Fault trials
  • Community Property Partitions , voluntary or by order of court.
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