I Am So Frustrated By My Spouse’s “Disneyland Parent” Behavior. Is There Anything I Can Do To Stop This?
Feelings of guilt, competition, or remorse sometimes lead a parent to be tempted to spend parenting time in trips to the toy store and special activities. These feelings can result in an absence of discipline in an effort to become the favored parent or to make the time "special." Shift your
My Youngest Child Seems Very Depressed About The Divorce, The Middle One Is Angry, And My Teenager Is Skipping School. How Can I Cope?
A child's reaction to divorce can vary depending upon his or her age and other factors. Some may cry and beg for a reconciliation, and others may behave inappropriately. You can reduce conflict with your spouse, continue to be a consistent and nurturing parent, and make sure you and your
I’m Unsure About How To Tell Our Children About The Divorce, And I’m Worried I’ll Say The Wrong Thing. What’s The Best Way?
There is no best way to tell your children. The age and development of your children will determine how you tell your children. Changes in your children's everyday lives, such as a change of residence or one parent leaving the home, are far more important to them than the reasons
There Is Some Information About My Marriage That I Think My Attorney Needs, But I’m Too Embarrassed To Discuss It. Must I Tell The Attorney?
If you fail to disclose information to your attorney, he or she will be unable to adequately advise you or prepare your case. Although it is deeply personal to you, it is unlikely that anything you tell your lawyer will be a shock. Attorneys who practice divorce law are accustomed
The Thought Of Going To A Lawyer’s Office To Talk About Divorce Is More Than I Can Bear. I Canceled The First Appointment I Made Because I Just Couldn’t Do It. What Should I Do?
Many people going through a divorce are dealing with lawyers for the first time and feel anxious about the experience. Ask a trusted friend or family member to accompany you. Your friend or family member can support you by writing down your questions in advance, by taking notes for you
The issue of ending a marriage is not pleasant for any Louisiana couple, especially when division of assets and property is concerned. However, the most contentious aspect of the process can lie in child custody and support issues, which can turn an otherwise simple divorce into a huge ordeal for everyone involved. Child
My Spouse Left Home Weeks Ago. I Don’t Want A Divorce Because I Feel Our Marriage Can Be Saved. Should I Still See An Attorney?
In this situation, it's a good idea to see an attorney. Whether you want a divorce or not, there may be important actions for you to take now to protect your assets, credit, home, children, and future right to support. Your attorney can help you make this decision. If your spouse
Regardless of how long you have been married, when you said, "I do," you meant it. Like most people getting married, you planned to be a happily married couple for life. You did not expect to be divorced. But things happen. Life brings change. People change. The goals, desires, and expectations
When two parents live in different states, the state that has authority over that child is usually the state where the child lives. Therefore, if the child lives in Louisiana, only a judge in Louisiana can create or modify a custody order. This is part of the Uniform Child Custody
Engaged couples in Louisiana may be concerned about discussing their money matters before the marriage. This sensitive subject is often dismissed and viewed as uncomfortable and difficult to deliberate. However, many people feel it is important to protect their assets in case the union should not last. More mature individuals