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We Thrive On The Relationships We Build, With People Like You.

Undergoing a serious family law issue can make you feel confused about your future and how to protect your family and assets. Our holistic family law approach can help.  Divorce, child custody, and support disputes are difficult experiences and emotionally taxing.  Before making any rash decisions, speak with an attorney who can pave the road for the legal process peculiar to family law and take a relationships driven approach.

Divorce · Custody · Support

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When we first talk on the phone, you can ask to speak with an attorney who will triage your issues and set the tone for the upcoming process.

After the phone talk with an attorney, you will schedule a one hour consultation in person (telephone and zoom ok too) with the attorney.  Attending this consultation allows you to tell your story and allows the attorney to assess a legal strategy.


Welcome to the Claire Edwards Law Firm

Our team of lawyers focuses on family law, including, but not limited to; collaborative approach, document prep, and full-scale litigation. We provide devoted representation for clients with family law concerns, including divorce. With a relationships-driven approach, we help people navigate child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and other related issues. We also represent clients in criminal cases. We handle everything from minor charges to serious offenses, including allegations of driving under the influence, and other misdemeanors and non-capital felonies.


When she is not assisting clients, our founder remains deeply dedicated to the local community. Among other professional organizations, Ms. Edwards is a member of the Lafayette Bar Association and Acadiana Cultural Latin Association. Claire Edwards works with people in the Lafayette metropolitan area and surrounding areas. Please call us at 337-233-3616 or email us at with any questions, concerns, or if you need us to represent you!

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Claire Bergeron Edwards

Reading and writing bring me joy, and I focused my interests at an early age on the law because it is full of written details.  Soon I learned that the complexity and structure of the law are also hugely appealing to me. Then, as I began attending court, drafting pleadings, and maintaining correspondence, I discovered I love advocating on behalf of my clients and protecting individuals’ rights.


Advocating for the rights my clients hold dear frees them to focus on their work and live their lives. And that matters as much to me as it does to them.

More from Claire.


  • B.A., English Literature, LSU Baton Rouge, 2009

  • J.D., Southern University Law Center, 2012


  • Louisiana, 2012


  • St. John Cathedral Parishioner

  • Lafayette Bar Association

  • Hilliard Museum Advisory Board

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Attorney's at Law

Conflict Happens.  Whether your experience is an injury, an arrest, or a divorce - this conflict brings legal challenges. This can be both a scary and difficult experience. We'd love to speak with you and guide your towards a beneficial solution to you - should it be solved with strategic advice or a long and tedious battle. We are here to help you.



Jessica Hapak

Jessica believes authenticity and empathy are key components to a successful attorney-client relationship. She is passionate about her family law cases and is also a certified child advocate attorney. When she is not working, she enjoys watching football, basketball, and baseball, cooking, and creating content for social media. 

EDUCATION:  B.S., American Political Studies and Political Science, Northern Arizona University, 2015, J.D., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2019

BAR MEMBERSHIP: Louisiana, 2019

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Executive Board Member of the Paula K. Woodruff Family Law Section, Lafayette Bar Association, Public Interest Law Society

more about Jessica

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Client Testimonials 

"Very nice and knowledgeable what she's doing and her staff if I had to use her again I would thank you so much and your staff for being so knowledgeable and nice to everybody." 
- Jonathan


321 W. Main St., Ste. 1-A Lafayette, LA 70501

Office: 337-233-3616

Cell: 337-258-4491


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