Leading Specialists in Louisiana Family Law and Divorce Law

Our dedicated team, including attorneys and paralegals. Most of our attorneys have 20 years of legal experience.

Family Law Concentration

Frank P Tranchina, Jr.

Education

Teaching Positions

Books

Assistant State Bar Exam Grader for Civil Code I, 1989-1994; Continuing Legal Education Chairman, Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1989-1990; Continuing Legal Education Chairman, Jefferson Parish Domestic Relations Section, 1989-1990; Treasurer, Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1990; Chairman, Jefferson Parish Domestic Relations Section, 1991-1992; Vice Chairman, Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1991-1992; Chairman, Family Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar, 1992-1993, 1993-1994; Assistant Bar Exam Grader for Civil Code 1, 1989-1996; Chairman, Family Law Certification Testing Committee, 1996-1997; Family Court Rules Committee, Louisiana Supreme Court, 2009-present. Marriage Persons Committee for the Louisiana State Law Institute, 2016-present.

Recent Developments in Domestic Law, Jefferson Bar Association,
Biloxi, Mississippi (1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992); Domestic Relations
Mock Trial, Louisiana State Bar Family Law Section, Sandestin, Florida
(June 1990); Discovery in Personal Injury Litigation, Jefferson Bar
Association, Bahamas (October 1990); Family Law In Louisiana,
National Business Institute Seminar, New Orleans (October 1990); New
Divorce Law, New Orleans Pro Bono Project (June 1991); How to Try a
Community Property Partition, Jefferson Bar Association (May 1992);
Family Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans
(March 1992); Aggressive vs. Abusive Discovery Methods, Louisiana Bar
Association Summer School for Lawyers, Sandestin, Florida (June 1993);
Advanced Family Law Seminar, Louisiana Bar Association, Lafayette,
Louisiana (April 1994); Family Law Custody Issues, Lorman Educational
Services, New Orleans (June 1994); Panel Discussion Family Services of
New Orleans (January 1994); Tracing Assets, Commingling Issues and
Other Pitfalls, Family Law Education Systems, Inc. (March 1996); The
Future of Louisiana Family Courts and the Law Seminar, Louisiana State
Bar Association (August 1996); Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law (October
1996); Community Property/Trial on Traversal/Merits, Family Law
Education Systems, Inc., New Orleans (March 1997); Objectives of a
Model Family Court, Louisiana State Bar Association, Destin, Florida
(June 1997); Use of Trial Notebooks, Louisiana State Bar Association,
New Orleans, (October 1997); Practicing Family Law from A to Z,
Family Law Education Systems, Inc., Metairie, Louisiana (August 1998);
Practicing Family Law from A to Z, Plaquemines, Louisiana (November
1998); Annual Domestic Law Conference, Loyola University School of
Law, New Orleans (December 1998); Legal Pitfalls, New Orleans Bar
Association, New Orleans (June 1999); Recent Developments in Family
Law, Covington Bar Association, Covington, Louisiana (April 2000);
Interpreting the Children’s Code, Louisiana State Bar Association,
Family Law Section, Destin, Florida (June 2000); Domestic Litigation on
a Budget, Louisiana State Bar Association, Sole Practitioner and Small
Firms Section, Metairie, Louisiana (November 2000); Negotiating
Alimony and Property Settlements, Prime Time CLE, Metairie, Louisiana
(December 2000); Tax Considerations in Connection with Divorces,
Louisiana State Bar Association: Tax Section, New Orleans, Louisiana
(December 2000); Recent Updates in Family Law, Jefferson Bar
Association, Biloxi, Mississippi (April 2001); Family Law: Trials and
Triumphs, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge (April
2001); Recent Updates in Family Law, Covington Bar Association, Covington, Louisiana (February 2002); Domestic Law Panel Discussion,
Louisiana State Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, Biloxi,
Mississippi (April 2002); Recent Developments in Family Law,
Covington Bar Association, Covington, Louisiana (June 2003); Trial
Advocacy in Domestic Matters, Covington Bar Association, Covington,
Louisiana (May 2004); The Impact of Bankruptcy on Dissolution of
Marriage in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans,
Louisiana (August 2004); Creditors Rights And The Impact Of
Bankruptcy On Community Property, Loyola Law School Continuing
Legal Education Seminar (December 2004); Duties Between Spouses
Before, During And After Marriage, LSU Law School Continuing Legal
Education Seminar (February 2006); Law Practice Management, LSU
Law School Continuing Legal Education Seminar (September 2006);
Special Problems In Child Support – Over The Guidelines, Loyola Law
School Continuing Legal Education Seminar; Principles of Co-
Ownership of Property: How to Handle Non-Community Property Cases,
LSU 11th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(September 2007); Use of Special Masters, Covington Bar Association
Family Law Conference, Covington, Louisiana (2007); Legal Issues for
a Mobile Society: Conflict of Laws & How to Make Out of State
Judgments Executory, LSU 12th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana (December 2008); The Judge Appointed a Special
What? The Ins and Outs of The Special Master Statute, Loyola Annual
Family Law Seminar (December 2008); Direct and Cross-Examination
of an Expert Witness, LSU 13th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana (September 2009); How to Effectively Manage Your
Family Law Practice, Loyola Annual Family Law Seminar (December
2009); Effective Use of Discovery in Domestic Cases, Effective Use of
Remedies for Abusive Discovery, Loyola Law Continuing Legal
Education Seminar (December 2010); Special Provisions in Family Law
Documents, Loyola Annual Family Law Seminar (December 2011);
Selected Community Property Issues/Tax Ramifications, Covington Bar
Association (April 2010); Back to Divorce Basics, Loyola Family Law
Seminar (December 2012); The Ends and Outs of the Special Master
Statute, Covington Bar Association (October 2012); Co-Owned Property
Versus Community Property, Covington Bar Association (April 2013);
Is Mediation or the use of Special Masters an Effective Tool in
Community Property Partitions?, LSBA Summer School for Lawyers and
Judges (June 2013); Mismanagement of a Family Owned Business, LSU
17th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September
2013); Co-Ownership as it Relates to Community Property, Loyola Law
Continuing Legal Education Seminar (November 2013); Prenuptial
Agreements- What You Need / What You Don’t Need, Franklinton Bar
Association (April 2014); Trying Community Partitions on a Shoestring,
New Orleans Bar Association (May 2014); Valuing Good Will in a
Professional Practice, LSBA Family Law Seminar (August 2014);

Evidence Issues, LSU 18th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge,
Louisiana (September 2014); How to Handle Community Property
Litigation on a Budget, New Orleans Bar Association Family Law
Section (October 2014); Good Will and Community Property Partitions,
Loyola Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar (November 2014);
Evidence Issues- (When, What), Admissibility, Code of Evidence Art.
1101, Third Annual Study Break, 21st Judicial District Court Bar
Association (December 2014); Basics of Divorce Practice, Louisiana
Association for Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (April 2015); Update on
Domestic Violence Law in Divorce and Custody Proceedings, LSU 19th
Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2015);
Overview of Community Property and Partition, St. Charles Bar
Association (March 2016); Objection, Your Honor! (Yes, Even in Family
Court), Louisiana State Bar Association (May 2016); Complex Issues in
Community Property, LSU 20th Annual Family Law Seminar, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana (September 2016); Evidence Issues- Objections,
Admissibility, and Code of Evidence Article 1101, New Orleans Bar
Association (September 2016); Expert Advice on Use of Special Masters
in Divorce, New Orleans Bar Association (December 2016); Effective
Use of Mediation in Family Law Cases, Covington Bar Association
(March 2017); Special Masters and How to Effectively Use Them in
Advanced Family Law Hot Topics, Louisiana State Bar Association
Family Law Seminar, Kenner, Louisiana (May 2017); Vices of Consent
in Judicial and Extrajudicial Partitions, LSU 21st Annual Family Law
Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 2017); Updates on
Legislation and Jurisprudence, 22nd Judicial District Court- Family
Court’s Annual Court Improvement Day, Covington, Louisiana (August
2018).

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