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Community Property

Divorce Community Property

Community Property and Marital Asset Law

Along with child custody, the division of community property is typically one of the most hotly disputed factors in divorce. Since 2002, the law office of Betsy A. Fischer, LLC, has been effectively representing individuals throughout the Greater New Orleans area in simple and complex divorce cases. We are determined to help you protect your valuable assets and obtain a fair settlement.

Protecting Your Rights And Your Valuable Assets

Louisiana is a community property state, meaning any property (including marital assets and debt) that is acquired during a marriage is considered community property. This may include:

  • Homes and other real estate
  • Vehicles
  • Businesses and other investment property
  • Bank accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Insurance policies
  • Investment accounts
  • Trusts
  • Household property (furnishings, electronics, etc.)
  • Debt (mortgages, credit cards, car loans, unsecured loans, etc.)

When you file for divorce, the community property regime is terminated, meaning no more community property will be accumulated between you and your spouse.

For more than 20 years, Metairie community property attorney Betsy A. Fischer has helped guide individuals through the divorce process, ultimately helping them achieve their goals while protecting their best interests. We are prepared to help you understand how the state community property laws affect your circumstances.

During a confidential consultation with our lawyer, Betsy A. Fischer will work with you to create a list of community property in your divorce that will need to be divided. In addition, we will help you understand what type of property will be deemed separate property, or property acquired prior to the marriage that won’t be divided during your divorce. This may include inheritance, gifts and damages from lawsuits.

We want to help you achieve your divorce objectives by working with you to create practical and attainable goals.

Contact Our Metairie Attorney Today

We invite you to contact the law office of Betsy A. Fischer, LLC, for reliable legal assistance regarding the division of your community property in your Louisiana divorce case. We represent clients in Metairie, Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish and throughout southeast Louisiana. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We offer initial consultations at a reduced rate.