Family Law and Child Custody in Covington

Stephen Rue, Esq.


Northshore Divorce and Custody

Child Custody

Louisiana child custody laws are complex and confusing, with the state recognizing four distinct, yet in some cases partially overlapping, types of custody. As a result, many Louisiana parents who are inadequately represented in a divorce or separation action unwittingly give up more of their custodial rights than they intended.

Don’t go to court or begin negotiating a custodial settlement with an estranged spouse or other partner without an expert family law advocate at your side. Stephen Rue can ensure your arrangement is satisfactory the first time, saving you and your child heartache and avoiding the financial burden of excessive and unwarranted litigation.

To learn more about Stephen Rue’s qualifications in other practice areas of family law, please select one of the categories below. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, we invite you to browse our divorce areas of practice.


102 Divorce

103 Divorce

Child Custody

Visitation Rights

Child Support

Spousal Support / Alimony

Community Property Division

Partition of Community Property

Temporary Restraining Orders


Paternity / DNA Testing

Domestic Violence / Domestic Abuse Representation

Protective Orders

Stephen Rue serves clients in Covington, Franklinton, Slidell, Madisonville, Mandeville, Bush, Hammond, Ponchtoula, Abita Springs, Lecombe, Pearl River, Amite, St. Tammany Parish, Washington Parish, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptiste Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Plaquemines Parish,  in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, Destrehan, Boute, LaPlace, Algiers, Gretna, Marrero and other metro New Orleans areas throughout Louisiana.