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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.

Whether you seek to dissolve your marriage; desire to modify your present custody/visitation or support order; wish to prepare a prenuptial agreement; enter into a covenant marriage; or adopt a child or surrender a child for adoption, the law office of Terri M Miles can handle your family law matters.

Marnie Kelley

Paralegal/Notary Public

Ms. Kelley has a degree in paralegal studies from University of New Orleans, 1992

Licensed Notary Public since 2002;

20+ years’ experience in assisting attorneys in all aspects of a law practice including: assistance in trial preparation; drafting pleadings; exchanging information with clients in the discovery process; client billing; and office management.

Ms. Kelley has been a vital asset to the Miles firm since 2001 as Terri’s right hand.

  1. Ali Shahlaei
  2. Ali Shahlaei who is “of counsel” with my office; same address and phone as mine; does personal injury and general civil litigation of a vast variety of cases; he has the lowest contingency rate anywhere for personal injury cases; where most attorneys charge 33 1/3 up to 50% of anything recovered for the client; he only charges 25%. No one else does that.

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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