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Text from prior Blog where the Louisiana Supreme Court Granted Writs

On October 31, 2014, the Louisiana Supreme Court in Ketric Barnes v. Emma Lee Wise 2014-CJ-2101 granted the writ and reversed the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals and granted the Declinatory Exception of Improper Venue filed by Hesser & Flynn on behalf of Emma Wise.  A portion of the brief is reprinted as follows:RULE […]


New Judges: Judge Karelia Stewart, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.  Judge Stewart is currently assigned family law cases and is a Caddo Magnet Graduate. Judge Anthony Eaves, Vernon Parish, Louisiana.  Judge Eaves is currently assigned civil, criminal and family law cases. Judge Desiree Dyess, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  Judge Dyess is currently assigned civil, criminal and family law […]

Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writ and Reverses Second Circuit

Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writs in Case Hesser & Flynn is Defending

In a community property dispute case, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted writs in the case of: 2014-C -1063 MELODY ANN RUSHING OLSON v. KIMMY LEE OLSON (Parish of Ouachita).  Hesser & Flynn represents Kimmy Lee Olson I the case.  The main issue before the Court is a division of corporate assets through a community property […]

Hesser & Flynn files Writ to Louisiana Supreme Court on Child Custody Venue Issue

Hesser & Flynn represent the mother and grand parents in a child custody dispute against the father filed in Caddo Parish.  On behalf of the mother and grandparents Hesser & Flynn objected to the venue in Caddo Parish, Shreveport, Louisiana, asserting that venue is only proper in Winn Parish, Winnfield, Louisiana, where the domiciliary parent […]

Decision in UCCJEA Case

In Re A.M.B. On August 20, 2014, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted a writ (appeal) Hesser & Flynn filed on behalf of an Alabama resident mother.  In that case the trial court had found that Louisiana had subject matter jurisdiction according to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act even though the child had […]

February 24th, 2014

Spousal Support in Louisiana Spouses need to be careful once they are divorced to preserve their right to seek final periodic spousal support.  Even though a spouse has filed the claim before the divorce was granted they need to refile the claim within three years of the date of the divorce or meet the other […]

February 17th, 2014

Louisiana Court Allows Same Sex Couple to Adopt Child In a recent case of In Re Nicholas Ashton Constanza Brewer, docket  number 2013-0052, out of the 15th Judicial District Court Parish of Lafayette, Judge Edward Rubin has granted judgment allowing the same sex couple, Chasity Brewer and Angela Costanza, to complete an  intra family adoption whereby […]

February 13th, 2014

Child custody cases present challenges for all persons who are seeking custody of a child.  The challenges may be emotional, financial and logistical. Parents who are willing to take the extra steps during and throughout the litigation process appear to have better success in obtaining more custodial periods of time with the child/children. Counseling The […]

Hobby Lobby Case

The United States Supreme Court opinion in the Hobby Lobby case, causes great concern since the Court has decided to get involved in political issues and render decisions based on political beliefs.  Our founding fathers created the Supreme Court with life tenure for the Justices, in order that the Justices would be able to render […]