Family Law Attorney
Experienced attorney assisting individuals in all Acadiana Parishes with family law matters
ESTATE PLANNING (launching January 2020!)
Divorce and family law matters are very personal and can take an emotional toll. Our goal is to provide accessible and affordable legal representation to clients so they may move on with minimal financial and emotional effects.
Litigation is often not the answer with family law matters. Most disputes may be resolved in an amicable manner while achieving fair and just results for both parties. However, some matters will require litigation, court appearances, and even trials when the parties are not amenable to resolution. We maintain a very active court appearance and trial schedule and truly enjoy trying cases.
While full representation is always recommended with any family law case, we also offer flat fee services for many family law projects for clients interested in minimizing their legal expenses.
We look forward to speaking with you about your potential family law matter. Please call or email any time so we may set up a consultation and discuss a plan of action for your specific situation.
RACHEL B. GODLEY
Originally from Bourg, Louisiana, Rachel has been practicing law in Acadiana for more than 12 years. She received her undergraduate degree in business management from LSU in 2002 and graduated from LSU’s Law Center in 2007. During law school, Rachel was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Trial Advocacy Board, and an inter-school trial competition team. She then practiced with a general practice law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana for six years in the areas of family law, defense litigation, plaintiff personal injury litigation, and commercial law.
Rachel has extensive experience in handling all aspects of family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, community property, filiation actions, disavowal actions, and protective orders. With her experience and dedication to clients, Rachel is highly effective in managing a vast array of family law disputes.
She is a member of the American Inn of Court of Acadiana and the Family Law Section of the Lafayette Bar Association. As a prior active member of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association, Rachel organized several successful community outreach events in Acadiana such as Wills for Heroes and Advice, Attorneys, Answers.
Rachel and her husband, Andrew, live in Youngsville and have two children.