My Spouse Moved to Another State – Where Do I File for Divorce?
Juggling residencies and marriages in different states is complex. There are a plethora of scenarios that may have led to the situation of two spouses living far away from each other. Whether to move back in with family or for a job relocation, spouses moving apart from each other is
Business Valuation – Why This Matters During the Divorce Process
In Louisiana, married partners will typically own property that belongs to each person separately and property that belongs to the community of both of them. Married couples who own a business may have both separate and community interests in the business, making it an asset subject to division in divorce
Can Non-Payment of Child Support Affect Child Custody
The short answer is, “yes,” non-payment of child support can affect and prevent child custody in Louisiana, but it is rare that the parent who has custody will also be paying child support. Not all cases are the same, and it does not mean that a missed payment or two
Does Child Support Continue Past Age 18 for a Disabled Child?
It was apparent after the first five days that something was not right with Audrey Cade’s son. He had been born with a clubfoot deformity, and his mouth could not physically latch onto the bottle or the breast. As the years went on, he spent too much time in and out
What It Means To Commingle Assets And How To Avoid Doing It
Most people come into a marriage with at least some property from their single life. But for many couples, the majority of their property is acquired during the period of their marriage – what Louisiana calls the ‘community property regime.’ Louisiana is one of only nine states that characterizes all property
Getting Married Without a Prenup – Can You Make One After The Nuptials?
First comes love, then comes marriage, and then comes a postnuptial agreement? Most of us are familiar with the idea of a prenup, but if something changes after the wedding, can you still protect what’s yours? As we’ve seen between Memphis and Hamza on 90 Day Fiance, involving a lawyer after
How To Handle Child Custody If You Separate Without Legally Divorcing
Louisiana is one of only three states to have two types of marriages for couples to enter into. In addition to what everyone typically thinks of as marriage, persons obtaining a marriage license in Louisiana can elect to commit themselves even more seriously to a lifetime together by meeting some
Promotions and Terminations: What Could Change Child Support Obligations?
When a marriage ends, there are many difficult problems to figure out. One of the most difficult is determining how much child support should be paid according to the children’s needs and the parent’s means. Once that amount is decided, it may seem as if the matter is settled until
Can I Give My Child Extra Money Outside of Child Support?
The short answer is yes. Lawfully, parents can give their children extra money outside of child support. This money is considered a gift by the court. But there are many other legal nuances to consider when deciphering how the extra money can be accepted in a case by case situation. We
Telling Your Kids You Are Divorcing – How to do it by Age
When parents need to tell their kids about their imminent divorce, it is never an easy task to share the news with children at any age. Their lives will be changed, after all, from sharing time spent between Mom and Dad to splitting time between two homes. Adults and kids have