Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr.

Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr.

A Committed Real Estate, Criminal Defense and Family Attorney

Firm Overview

Proudly serving individuals, families and members of the military for more than 35 years
Since 1978, attorney Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. has been helping the people of Louisiana with their legal needs in the areas of residential real estate, criminal defense and family law. Practicing law in the city of Leesville and in Vernon, Sabine and Beauregard counties, attorney Fontenot strives to find simple solutions to the complicated problems that individuals, families and local members of the military commonly face. He is dedicated to your cause, and you won't find another attorney in the area who is as prepared as attorney Fontenot always is.

A reputation earned through decades of excellence
Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. has unmatched experience as an attorney in Leesville. He has proven himself to be one of the top legal minds in the state time and again, and every client stands to benefit from his experience and knowledge of the law. So when you seek the assistance of an attorney, come to the office of Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr., where you will find:
-A lawyer with a rock-solid reputation - Attorney Fontenot has made such a name for himself throughout Louisiana that prosecutors across the state say that they prepare for each case as if he were their opponent.
-An award-winning legal mind - In addition to the praise he receives from his clients, attorney Fontenot has also earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.
-A dedication to the people of Louisiana - Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. has spent his entire career helping the people of Louisiana with their problems. He takes immense pride in supporting individuals, families and members of the military from around the state so that they can move on with their lives in peace.

Areas of practice
Attorney Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. is fully prepared to help you with a wide range of legal problems, including:
-Residential real estate
-Criminal defense
-Family law

Main Office

Main Office
110 East Texas Street
Leesville LA 71446




Full-service family law firm in Leesville, Louisiana

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. can help. He has served families in Leesville for more than 35 years, and he can provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Elvin C. Fontenot Jr. assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. He handles the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family member.

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Attorney Fontenot helps you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation
Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. protects your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support
Attorney Fontenot can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, attorney Fontenot can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Through mediation or litigation, Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr.

Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr.

Practice Areas
Family Law; Criminal Defense; Adoptions; Child Custody; Child Support; Divorce; Domestic Violence; Visitation Rights; Driving While Intoxicated; Drug Crimes; Parole and Probation; White Collar Crimes

1978, Louisiana; 1979, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Law School
Loyola University - New Orleans, J.D.Member: Louisiana State (Member, House of Delegates, 1983-1987) and American Bar Associations.

Theta XI. City Attorney, City of Leesville, 1986-1987. Member, Board of Directors, Central Louisiana Legal Services, 1983-1988. Member, Board of Directories Red River Delta Law Enforcement District, 2003-2009.

Mamou, Louisiana

Languages Spoken
English & French


Loyola University
Juris Doctorate,