Parental Alienation: Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Your Rights in Louisiana
Sharing inappropriate details of their marriage is one of the claims that Christina Ricci’s ex has made in their custody battle proving that parental alienation is a widespread issue, even among celebrities. Specific claims made by Ricci include that her ex is “psychologically abusing” their son, it seems to turn the
Determining Paternity And Its Effects On Custody Rights In New Orleans
Paternity is not automatic unless the father is married to the mother. When a couple has a child out of wedlock, the alleged father has a choice: He can file an Acknowledgement of Paternity right away, file it later, or not file it at all. It depends on whether he
Joint vs Sole Custody – What’s Best for Your Family?
When a couple splits, they must decide on custody and visitation arrangements – if the couple is married. If the couple is not married, the father does not have any custody or visitation rights unless he signed an Acknowledgement of Paternity for any children born to them. In that case,
Kids and Vaccinations – Which Parent Gets to Make the Decision?
After a divorce, both parents may not have the same decision-making rights they had during the marriage. A parent’s future right to make decisions on behalf of their child is subject to a family law court’s determination that it is in the best interests of the child. The judge will
Supervised Visitations in Louisiana – What to Know
When it comes to child custody cases, the Louisiana courts assume it is healthier and more beneficial for both parents to have shared custody of a child or for the non-custodial parents to exercise their rights to visitation or temporary custody of their children. But there are times when temporary custody
My Spouse Wants the Kids for Christmas But This Isn’t Their Year
Holidays are a time for family and sharing in tradition. However, when divorce is involved, there can be additional, unwanted stress. The parents may have worked out a visitation schedule, but then the holidays come around, and both parents would like to see their children on Christmas. When dealing with unscheduled
What Rights do Grandparents Have in a Louisiana Child Custody Case?
In 2008, Frances Cain of Baton Rouge received a call from the Louisiana Department of Family & Child Services (DCFS), asking her if she could take custody of her grandchildren. Both their parents were in prison, and no other family member would take them. Picturing a future where the grandchildren
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
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
How Do Criminal Charges Affect My Child Custody Case in Louisiana?
A parent with a record of criminal charges will have a more difficult time obtaining custody of their children. However, it is not impossible to win child custody with a criminal history in Louisiana. A judge will consider all factors of the charges when determining who the most fit parent is