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Pamela N. Breedlove

Pamela N. Breedlove has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia since 1992. The first fifteen years of her practice was primarily litigation oriented, including medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, defense of municipalities and individual employees against federal and state constitutional and tort claims, employment litigation, family law, successions, and general litigation.

Civil & Family Mediation

Mediation provides an opportunity to settle legal disputes without traditional litigation. It saves time and money, and in many cases, makes it possible to continue relationships once a dispute is resolved. This is why mediation is such a popular option for resolving civil and family disputes.

Police & Fire Civil Service Law

Police and firefighters are viewed as authority figures in every community. They risk their lives to protect those of the citizens. Unfortunately, police officers and firefighters sometimes are accused of making mistakes and need legal representation.

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Do I Need a Character Witness For My Child Custody Case?

If your Shreveport child custody case ends up in court, you are likely very emotionally committed to the outcome.  As a parent, you want what’s best for your children but you also want to be able to connect with them and continue the positive bond you have already build with them.  That’s why it can be tempting to get together a list of character witnesses to testify on your behalf.

In some cases, a character witness can be especially helpful, like if you’re a parent to a child who has special medical needs.  Teachers, too, can be valuable sources to provide insight about the children and discuss behaviors.

A judge is most likely interested in the day to day details of your life with the child, so it’s not really valuable if the character witness plans to describe all of your other positive attributes.  A judge will most likely want to hear about how you interact with the child, how you discuss the other parent in front of your children, and how you discipline your child.  That’s why if you’re going to use character witnesses, you should select people who can talk specifically about your interactions with your child.

It can be really tempting to put together a great case about what a good person you are in general, but remember that the judge in your Shreveport child custody case is primarily concerned with the best interests of the child.  To the extent that character witnesses can illustrate the role you presently play as a parent, they can help to reinforce your own statements.