Divorces are rarely easy, and more often than not they are a long and tiring process. So why do divorces usually take longer than six months? In this article, we'll discuss some of the reasons why. Reasons Why Divorces Take So Long Divorces require a lot of paperwork. You have to wait
Calls and emails are all legal services for which you should expect to be charged by your attorney. Unless your case is being handled on a flat fee basis, you should expect to be billed for any communication with your attorney. Many of the professional services provided by lawyers are
Paying child support in the state of Louisiana just got easier. Parents in Louisiana who pay child support through the state's social services department now have a new option to make their payments through. A new tool called MoneyGram, a money transfer company that's located in 780 locations in the
Divorce can be expensive. There are different factors which will impact how much a divorce will cost. Although it is difficult to predict how much legal fees will be, the following are some of the factors that affect the cost: • Whether there are children • Whether child custody is agreed upon •
Lawmakers in Louisiana are considering shortening divorce wait times on no-fault divorces for couples who have children under 18. Currently, divorcing couples with children under 18 must be separated for one full year before they can get a divorce. Lawmakers now want to make it so that they only have to
People come into my office wanting their divorce as soon as possible. How quickly a person gets divorced in Louisiana depends on if you meet the time requirements. There are a number of time requirements for getting a divorce in Louisiana. Either you or your spouse must have been a resident
I was honored to speak at Archbishop Chapelle High School's career day on Friday. I ran into some old friends and made many new friends. The students had numerous questions about being an attorney. Many students had questions which dealt specifically with family law. I am so glad Chapelle's administration
Here are more words that you may hear in your divorce or custody case: Judgment of Divorce: A final court order dissolving the Marriage Defendant: The responding party to a divorce; the party who did not file the petition initiating the divorce. Deposition: A witness’s testimony taken out of court, under oath, and
Many times you will hear your attorney say some words relevant to your court case and you have no idea what they mean. I have put together a glossary of words and their definitions. Affidavit: A written statement of facts made under oath and signed before a notary public. Affidavits are
My spouse is hiding income and assets and we are getting divorced. How can I get documents showing the hidden money?
The Discovery Process Discovery is one of the least talked about steps in divorce, but it is often one of the most important. The discovery process enables you and your spouse to meet on a more level playing field when it comes to settling your case or taking it to trial.