More than 35 years of law experience
Genco • Valentine offers a vast array of legal services, but focus in areas that involve the individual. This office prides itself on fighting on behalf of citizens, whether in criminal defense, family law, personal injury or civil litigation. Genco • Valentine is well known in the courts and has a reputation for vigorous representation. Let us help with your legal problem.
Among other things, criminal defendants have the right to remain silent, to confront witnesses, to have a public trial, to have a jury trial, to have a speedy trial, to be represented by an attorney, to receive adequate representation and to not be tried twice for the same offense (double jeopardy).
Custody is often handled as a matter incidental to divorce, which as stated before bears repeating here, is one of the most complicated and important decisions you will ever make due to the fact that such choices will have long and lasting effects for all parties, their children, their families, and, sometimes even, their friends.
Louisiana is a community property state, which means that all assets and debts acquired during the marriage should be divided as close to 50/50 as possible. GVB Law Office works diligently to help clients reach a fair community property settlement during a divorce. We will devise a plan and work to ensure that your assets and debts are divided according to the law. If there are disputes over what should be classified as community property and separate property, we will do everything in our power to resolve the dispute in a way that benefits you.
Wills and Successions
GVB Law Office has experience with numerous cases regarding Louisiana law as it pertains to wills, successions and power of attorney. If you wish to create a will to protect your family and loved ones, contact us for legal advice today. Our knowledgeable attorneys will assist you from beginning to end, ensuring the security and protection of your wishes after you pass. We continually aid clients in creating wills to properly execute property distribution within the boundaries of Louisiana state law. GVB is fully dedicated to supporting our clients, which is why we provide our services in a sensitive and understanding manner, because we know that planning and discussing death is difficult.
Real Estate Sales & Mortgages
For many, the purchase of a home and land is the most expensive purchase of their lifetime. Exercise caution when investing. Whether building your dream home or making an investment in real estate for future development or sale, a thorough search of the public conveyance and mortgage records can be critical. Take the steps available to achieve peace of mind regarding the title to your property.
Meet Our Attorneys
Charles has been a leader in law since October 5, 1979. Charles is a seasoned attorney who has personally tried 50+ criminal jury trials and who enjoys a 90% success rate. He has served as a prosecutor and as defense attorney.
Mark Valentine successfully handled numerous Criminal Defense, Family Law (Custody, Divorce and Community Property Settlements), boundary disputes, real estate actions, civil defense and many other cases typical of a general practitioner.