Family Law

Entrepreneurs

ENTREPRENEURS AND EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION As an entrepreneur, or a business owner, you know all about busy schedules. You understand the amount of work that it takes to be a successful entrepreneur or business owner. You know the time and commitment you have to sink into your business in order for it to grow. Many entrepreneurs [..]

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Divorce

LOUISIANA DIVORCE BASICS Louisiana is a “No Fault Divorce” state, meaning that you do not have to prove to the court that your spouse has done something wrong which ended the marriage. A no fault divorce in Louisiana requires only a period of physical separation from your spouse of either 180 days if there are [..]

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Child Custody

LOUISIANA CHILD CUSTODY CUSTODY OVERVIEW Independent from a proceeding for divorce, or any other proceeding in which parents are aiming to change the living situation of a child, custody will need to be awarded to one or both parents.  This means that custody will either be awarded solely, or jointly.  Sole custody means that custody [..]

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Child Support

LOUISIANA CHILD SUPPORT GENERAL Child support aims to provide financial assistance for the child for the monthly expenses associated with that child.  In Louisiana, the court uses The Louisiana Child Support Guidelines to determine the amount of child support awarded.  These guidelines provide detailed parameters that help the court in its determination.  The issuance of [..]

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Division of Property

LOUISIANA COMMUNITY PROPERTY GENERAL COMMUNITY PROPERTY The concept of community property and how it is divided is a frequently visited issue when it comes to divorce.  Oftentimes people are unsure of what they will be left with after a divorce.  Louisiana recognizes the concept of community property and the matrimonial regime. Automatically on the date [..]

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Spousal Support

LOUISIANA SPOUSAL SUPPORT GENERAL SPOUSAL SUPPORT In Louisiana, spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, is payment from one spouse to the other spouse who earns less income.  In a divorce proceeding, the court may award interim periodic spousal support or final periodic spousal support to a party free from fault in the divorce proceeding.  Spousal [..]

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