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Shandy Lynn Arguelles

Divorce and separation Attorney at Slidell, LA

4.8   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2003
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Shandy

Learn Shandy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation
    Divorce Custody Visitation Child Support Property Settlement Alimony/Spousal Support Adoption

  4. Family

My law practice has evolved primarily into a family law practice which includes divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and community property partitions and settlements. I work hard to protect your short and long term interests and strive to do it in a manner that helps you preserve the changing relationships in your life. 

Every divorce is different and a solution that works for one client may not be appropriate for another. In order to develop a personal legal strategy that is tailored to your individual needs, I will first learn about your goals, objectives and priorities. 

For all divorce matters, including custody disputes, property settlements, child support, and modifications of orders, call me.  I want to help you.   I offer a free 30 minute consultation.  I am licensed to practice law in all Louisiana state courts and serve both the north and south shore.   

Please browse around to discover more information about me, my law practice and what I can do for you.  You are welcome to contact me by phone at or by email at    

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Shandy Lynn Arguelles
118 West Hall Avenue
Slidell, LA, 70460

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4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Madison Jones | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick, Efficient, & Communicative
I was referred by a friend to Shandy, and I was very happy with the pricing, communication, and quickness of the whole process. Most lawyers want to drag it out, but Shandy helped me keep to a very amicable divorce.
Posted by Patty | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
While no one wishes to find themselves in a divorce Shandy Arguelles and her knowledge of the law skillfully guided me through the divorce process. Shandy’s passion, dedication and professionalism has made my divorce experience less stressful because I had her by my side. Her negotiating skills, well let’s just say shes’s a bull dog in stilettos. My settlement process was resolved in a timely manner with a very successful end result. I can say without question Shandy and her team Kerry and Ashley are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients at DSG Law Office as they were indispensable to my divorce case. These three ladies were a pleasure to work with because they really do care and for that I am truly grateful.
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Posted by Daniel | January 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Mrs. Arguelles has represented me for the past 3 years. Her and her team conduct themselves in a professional manner and have always made me feel welcome and comfortable. They have truly went above and beyond for me in this difficult time. If you are looking for a fair, honest, confident, hard working and knowledgeable attorney Mrs. Arguelles is who I highly recommend. My ex wife has tried any and everything to make communication with our daughter extremely difficult. When it comes to your child or children every second counts. If you listen to everything she says you will not be disappointed. I rest much easier knowing she is in my corner. Thank you Shandy Arguelles for everything you and your team have done for me and my family you are an amazing person.
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Posted by Jude | November 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Shandy is a very dedicated and knowledgeable attorney that was committed to getting me everything I was entitled to by law during my child support/custody battle. She kept the lines of communication open and was there to answer my questions and address my concerns. Her team at DSG Law Office was also very pleasant to work with and was always willing to help. I highly recommend Shandy and her law firm to anyone that wants someone that will fight for them.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
More than satisfied
Shandy has done a great job fighting for me in a high conflict divorce. She offered good advice and accurately anticipated the legal outcomes before they occurred. I definitely recommend her.
Posted by Kim | November 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I honestly don’t have enough words to express how grateful I am for Shandy and her wonderful staff. Shandy is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and has a very calm temperament. She has educated me on my rights, that no other attorney has brought to my attention, and she makes it a point to keep up with changing laws. She’s also not afraid to go up against ‘bulldog’ attorneys. She states facts, and utilizes actual laws to support her case. She, and her staff, are friendly and prompt. I highly recommend De St Germain Law Office.
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Posted by Casey | November 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Hire this incredible person and her amazing team!
I've used Shandy and her team twice. I know there are good law teams available but it's hard to believe they can be better than hers. ETHICAL, FAIR, SAVVY. Hire them, have patience, give them room to do their jobs and watch how well they perform. I've dealt with many different lawyers in business and rarely see this level of execution. Your attorney needs to be in good standing and respected by their peers, and the court. This is a non-issue at this firm. Can't say enough about how well I've been represented. Shandy, Ashley, Kerry...yall have done an amazing job!!!!
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Posted by Anthony | September 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Review 9/20
This is my first review in my life. However it is worth my time this time. Short and sweet is Mrs. Shandy is knowledgeable, and is the best at her Job. Her team was always willing to assist me, and help when I needed. Hiring her was the best decision I made.
Posted by Alicia | March 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience with Shandy and the whole DSG Law Office!
Shandy and her whole team at DSG Law Office were a pleasure to work with. From the day I went in for my preliminary consult to the day my divorce and custody agreement was finalized, they really were amazing. I had many questions, they were all answered and patiently! I can't say enough good things about the work they did during one of the hardest times in my life. Everything was handled for me and my mind was repeatedly put at ease.
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Posted by Ida | January 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I had very little money and not much hope when I filed for my divorce. All I can say is I believe if I hadn't meet Ms Arguelles I don't think I would have gotten trough the divorce as good as I did. The best thing I can say is she has morals and knows right from wrong!
Posted by Cheryl | August 10, 2015
Hard working and client focused
Shandy worked hard to ensure that I got exactly what I needed and wanted. She is client focused and will work to keep your costs reasonable. I have recommended her to numerous people, and everyone has been happy with her work.
Posted by Lindsey | January 14, 2015
A Bulldog
Three years ago I picked up the phone and called Shandy, I was from out of state and I was concerned. She gave me a peace of mind that day and has continued to work so hard for my child and I across state lines through the last three years. After three years, I finally got to meet her face to face and she's just as nice in person as on the phone. I trusted her from 500 miles away and she couldn't have done anything better! Her and her staff are just amazing to work with. Honest, fair and fast response time. Her dedication to my child was always at the top of her list. I didn't feel like another client with her when we spoke and she was very knowledgable of the law. She's a fighter in high heels. I would recommend her to anyone!!! Thank yall so much!
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Posted by David | October 10, 2013
is now my new lawyer
sat down to have a consolation with her and new just by speaking to her for a min i knew she was the one im using not like orther lawyers where they are short on answers till u paid them she answered all my question and listen to me im deff using her and her paralegal in the front is also nice and helped me out when i asked about my papers will deff refer her
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Posted by Debra | May 31, 2013
Very Professional.
Shandy and Ashley were wonderful. They worked hard for me, advised me, and stood by me throughout my entire property settlement. Shandy is the best. She is my lawyer for life. (Hope I never need her services again. LOL) And she is also now my friend. Thank You Shandy and Ashley and staff.
Posted by Cristy | May 14, 2013
Shandy is a legal angel. She stayed focused and dedicated the entire time she worked on my difficult case. She knew it was going to end in trial and was more than prepared. She was professional and honest from start to finish. Shandy brought my son home and i will be forever grateful to her and her dedicated staff. A million thank yous would not be enough!
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Posted by Rosanna | October 31, 2010
Excellent fighter, intelligent, balanced and honorable.
Mrs. Arguelles is very balanced. She keeps the best interest of her client not only first but keeps her client in check. Her morals and standards are amazing and never waiver. She runs on the positive, acknowledges the negative but doesn't dwell in it. She kept me grounded and focused on our goal and listened when I needed to blow off steam. She was very understanding to my situation and dealt with opposing counsel in a manor that I applaud. She is by far thee best lawyer I know and have worked with!
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Posted by Mark | October 28, 2010
Employer Dispute
Shandy handled my case well, I was very pleased overall. I have already sent associates to use her. I had an issue regarding payments due to me from a company that contracted my services. Shandy was able to get them to pay my fees quickly and without going to trial.
Posted by Angelina | October 28, 2010
Exceptional service, knowledgeable attorney
Ms. Arguelles assisted me with the purchase of a business, creating and reviewing many documents for me. She always had my best interest in mind, was very responsive and great to work with. I will definitely use her services in the future.
Posted by Tiffany | October 28, 2010
Completely Satisfied
I am 110% with the services I received from Shandy Arguelles, Atty. I do not have any regrets or complaints and would definitely use her services again.
Posted by Stacy | January 26, 2010
"My Lifesaver"
Shandy was my true lifesaver! I have been through a terrible divorce, like all divorces are. I have had three previous lawyers before Shandy who did not truly care about my survival. Then I found Shandy, "WOW". She cared so much about me as a person who needed help badly. She handled things in my case not only as my lawyer, but as my friend. I was so comfortable with her and knew from my heart she would come through for me and she did! I would never hesitate to recommend Shandy to anyone who wants an awesome job done. I would like to also say thanks to Shandy's secretary, Tara. She was so wonderful and caring to me during this difficult time. I cannot say thanks enough to these wonderful people.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • De St.Germain Law Office, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Qualified Mediator
  • Louisiana Mediator Registry
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Clinic
  • 2008 - 2015
  • In House Counsel
  • PBFC
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 24th Judicial District Court
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • The Mediation Institute
  • Certified Mediator in Family and Divorce
  • 2013
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Louisiana State University
  • BS Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cheri Carter Webster versus Frank D. Webster
  • Defendant prevailed. The 22nd JDC Family Court had jurisdiction to partition co-owned property that was to be divided pursuant to a divorce.


  • Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Slidell Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Covington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Louisiana Notary
  • Notary
  • 2003 - Present
  • Toastmasters
  • VP of Education
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Excellence
  • Southeast LA Legal Services
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Acknowledgment
  • North Shore Pro Bono Project
  • 2012
  • Making a Difference
  • North Shore Pro Bono Project
  • 2011
  • Trial Skills for Juvenile and Family Courts Program
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • In Appreciation for dedicated legal service to poor
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • 2010
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  • How does the court decide on child custody?
  • 2010
  • How to Change your Name Post Divorce in Louisiana
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • Carry Forward 2015
  • 2015
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Program Committee
  • The Pursuit of Balance: Life and Law
  • 2015
  • 22nd JDC Bar Association Academy of New Orleans Trial Lawyers
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • 22nd JDC Bar Association
  • All Day Family Law CLE
  • 2015
  • 22nd JDC Bar Association
  • Title IV Rules for Family Law Proceedings
  • 2015
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Program Committee
  • Trial Practice
  • 2014
  • The Mediation Institute
  • 2013 Louisiana Family and Divorce Mediation Training
  • 2013
  • Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • Carry Forward 2013
  • 2013
  • Loyola Academy Bar Association
  • What does it take to Become In-House Counsel?
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Shandy
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the most passionate family law attorney I have come across. She represents her clients just as she would her own family. I refer all family law cases to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Arguelles is an excellent lawyer and "a real fighter" for her clients. I am personally aware of one of her cases which involved a very difficult opposition. Ms. Arguelles prevailed! I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shandy is a regular contributor to Solosez and Avvo and is a resource to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Shandy from Avvo and ABA Solosez. She takes the time to guide her peers and I for one appreciate it. She also responds to questions from private citizens on Avvo. Her responses to questions both on Avvo and Solosez have helped in my transition from Family Law Paralegal to Family Law Attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"I appreciate Ms. Arguelles' willingness to participate in peer-to-peer mentoring programs such as the ABA's SoloSez. She is an able mentor and I have found her contributions to be insightful and well reasoned."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Arguelles is a resource for other attorneys in the ABA looking for advice and guidance. It is often hard to find other lawyers who are willing to give of their time and knowledge to answer questions and give advice, it shows integrity and professionalism."
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