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Divorce Cases lnvolving Family Violence
Custody Cases Involving Family Violence
Physical & Sexual Child Abuse
Abuse Victims Lawsuits
Criminal Defense of Victitms
Family Court Due Process Problems
Serious Personal Injury

Our commitment to excellence and passion for our clients has been highly recognized across Louisiana and Pennsylvania for many  years.

Welcome to the Ducote Law Firm

Divorce & Custody

Few legal battles are as emotionally charged as a divorce or custody proceeding. The fight involves presenting evidence related to the best interests of the child, meeting the burden of proof of domestic violence, and many other tumultuous issues. More importantly, when such proceedings involve abuse…

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Defense of the Victim

Violence directed at loved ones is against the law. Being married, related, or the parent of someone does not entitle you to hit, threaten, or abuse those at home. In Pennsylvania, this type of abuse is often hidden behind closed doors, concealed by the victim for fear of retaliation, intimidation, or stigma. Unfortunately, when…

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Sexual & Child Abuse

Protecting victims’ rights is of paramount importance to Richard Ducote, an attorney with over 30 years of experience in such matters and a proven case record. Few legal battles involve the moral clarity found when protecting victims of sexual abuse, whether the victim is a child or an adult, a spouse, a relative, or a…

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The Ducote Law Firm is Dedicated to Excellence

Our Mission

While most child custody cases should end in appropriate, agreed upon co-parenting arrangements, cases which involve domestic violence, sexual abuse, and physical abuse require courts to consider the protection of victims as their first priority. Custody orders, which work well in ordinary cases, are often disastrous when domestic violence and/or child abuse threaten the protective parent or children.