Focused On
Family Law

Godley Law Firm provides personal attention and support in divorce, child custody and other family law concerns.

Family Law



As your attorney, I will protect your interests at every stage of the Louisiana divorce process.

child custody

Child Custody

Emotions can run high in a child custody case, but parents must focus on the best interests of their children.



Whether I am representing the payer or payee, I provide dedicated representation and will litigate if necessary.

Finding Solutions For Divorce,
Child Custody And More

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I traveled throughout the United States and the world as a professional musician, playing for well-known musical acts. During those 10 years of touring, I interacted with all types of people from various backgrounds and cultures. I learned to be quick on my feet in communicating with just about anyone.

I am family law attorney William Godley. My worldly experience has resulted in an empathetic, creative and diligent approach to family law issues such as:

  • Divorce
  • Division of community property
  • Child custody agreements
  • Child support
  • Spousal support, also known as alimony
  • Paternity cases

From my law office in Lake Charles, I represent clients throughout southwestern Louisiana.

Focusing On Your Needs And The Best Interests Of Your Children

Over my more than 25-year career in the legal profession, I have served as a Louisiana assistant attorney general, and I was in private practice prior to establishing my law firm. In my practice of family law at the Godley Law Firm, I work hard on behalf of my clients and focus on their needs and goals. I help them find common ground toward agreement when they cannot see any compromise.

Lake Charles
Family Law Firm

An Attorney
Who Has Walked In Your Shoes

I have been divorced. I am a child of divorce. I can relate to not only my clients but also their children. Any divorce action involving kids requires me to look out for their best interests. I encourage my clients to do the same. Divorce takes enough of an emotional toll without their vengeful parents engaged in battle at any cost.

However, if the opposing side digs in their heels and refuses to compromise, I take a more aggressive approach in the courtroom. Still looking out for the best interests of my clients and their children, I will fight on their behalf and find resolution.

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Call 800-560-3525.

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