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At the law office of Terri M Miles, you the client benefit from the experience and dedication of an attorney with specialization in family law. Terri Miles puts the client first; meaning you will have a strong advocate who will guide you through every step of the justice system providing you with high quality representation.

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.

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 & Grandparents rights, Custody or joint custody, Community property and Divorce mediation

 

Custody & Child Support

Child Custody: Joint; Sole; Shared; Split; Modification of Custody order; visitation issues; Joint Custody Implementation Plans; Relocation of Child;

Child Support Issues: increases or reductions; extraordinary expenses of child; extracurricular expenses; health care coverage; tuition and/or daycare; wage assignments

Adoption & Paternity

Adoptions: Intra Family; Private; Open; adult adoption; Father’s Opposition to placement of child for Adoption;

Paternity: Paternity Established; DNA testing ordered; Establishment of Parental Rights; Disavowal of Paternity of non biological child

Mediation

Mediation is a problem solving process in which a neural third party assists family members in identifying options to resolve their disagreements and reach mutually beneficial decisions. Mediation teaches families to communicate and problem solving skills. It benefits children by promoting communications between parents and incurs less expense than litigation.

Terri Miles is qualified in Advanced Family Law Mediation either Private or Court Appointed. As a mediator, Terri does not represent either party and cannot provide legal advice. However, she helps define the issues and guides both parties to communicate, negotiate and cooperate. Terri is also qualified to assist in Juvenile court matters.

Child’s Advocate

Court appointed attorney for the children

Louisiana law allows judges to appoint a neutral attorney to represent children of custody disputes to insure that their voice is heard, that they are protected in a dispute between parents whose agenda may not be in the children’s best interest, or when the children are being used as a weapon against the other parent. Children need to express their concerns and questions in these matters without being fearful of parental retaliation.

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.

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