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Family Law Litigation

Divorce Lawyer in Shreveport and Bossier City, LA

You deserve an attorney in Shreveport and Bossier City, LA, that cares about the outcome of your divorce or separation to help you every step of the way. Law Offices Of John N. Bokenfohr, APLC has the experience in matters of family law necessary to ensure all of your right’s are upheld. When you become one of our clients, you receive the individualized attention you need, regardless of how long the case lasts. Call us today to get steadfast legal protection in order to face the difficulties of divorce, including:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile Court Proceedings (Child in Need of Care)
  • Disavowal
  • Paternity
  • Community Property Division

Child Support

Mr. Bokenfohr has represented hundreds of clients in child support disputes and is well-versed in the intricacies of determining an individual’s income relative to child support including the complex problem of properly determining the income of an individual who is self-employed. In many cases, tax deductions and business expenses can affect what an individual’s true income may or may not be. Depending on what side of the argument one is on, this experience is very valuable.


Mr. Bokenfohr has vast experience in partitioning married couples’ assets and is skilled in the use of Certified Public Accountants in assisting the difficult process of determining community property.  

Mr. Bokenfohr is also known to give his clients very candid advice about whether the cost of litigation is worth the object in controversy. Many times, clients are led by emotion and can be easily misled by an attorney to spend more money than is necessary.

Notable Cases and Practice Theories:

Mr. Bokenfohr has gained equal, shared custody for fathers of infant children on numerous occasions. Mr. Bokenfohr has also won numerous grandparents’ rights cases where he proved that it was in the best interest of the children that the grandparents be given custody rather than their biological parents.
Mr. Bokenfohr successfully represented the mother of a child who was being severely physically disciplined by her step-mother while in the custody of their father. Mr. Bokenfohr alleged that the conduct rose to the level of abuse, and the case was ultimately settled out of court in favor of Mr. Bokenfohr’s client where she obtained a sole custody judgment.
Mr. Bokenfohr represented a stepparent who gained custody of her stepchildren over the children’s biological mother. Mr. Bokenfohr tried the case and presented numerous witnesses and evidence where he proved that if the biological mother of the children was granted custody, substantial harm could have come to the children while in her care. This was an extremely difficult case in that the father of the children had passed away. These cases are extremely difficult to litigate and win, and Mr. Bokenfohr did an outstanding job in representing his client.
Mr. Bokenfohr has extensive litigation experience in custody disputes regarding children with disabilities, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mr. Bokenfohr has performed extensive research and has met with numerous experts in the field to expand his knowledge and has enabled him to become well versed in the litigation of children with disabilities. Mr. Bokenfohr is very skilled at using expert witnesses such as psychologists and doctors to assist in the litigation of his cases.
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