Dividing Marital Property In Louisiana

The division of money, property and other assets and debts is a commonly disputed matter in Louisiana divorce cases. Whether you have a few important assets, such as a home, vehicles and retirement savings, or very substantial wealth, it is essential to have sound legal counsel regarding the relevant laws, your rights and your options.

At Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, LLC, we have extensive experience in these matters, and we advise and represent divorcing spouses in St. Tammany Parish, Metairie and throughout the New Orleans area.

Property Division Attorneys For Clients On The Northshore And The Southshore

Louisiana is a "community property" state, which essentially means that if the courts determine property division, the standard applied is equal — not just fair or equitable — division between the parties. In almost all cases, it is best to reach a settlement agreement independent of the courts, through negotiation, mediation or a collaborative divorce process. Attorneys Michelle Demarest-Sunseri and Doug Sunseri have extensive experience helping people reach resolution via all these paths, and Michelle is a tough, zealous litigator as well.

Our firm conducts thorough analysis and enlists qualified experts as needed to protect our clients' financial interests. Michelle Demarest-Sunseri and Doug Sunseri can assist you whether you have fairly modest assets to divide or need advice and guidance with regard to high-asset property division. We are assertive and creative in helping people resolve disputes over a variety of property matters, including:

  • Whether certain assets are community property and subject to division or separate property that belongs to one spouse alone
  • Whether valuations of real estate, a business or other complex assets are accurate
  • Whether the family home or other major assets can be retained by one party or must be sold in order to achieve a mutually acceptable agreement
  • Issues associated with debts, such as one party seeking reimbursement when community money has been used to pay the other party's separate debts, or when a prenuptial agreement exists

Legal Guidance And Advocacy To Protect You Financially

Preparation and strategic planning on how to approach property division may determine your financial stability and well-being for many years to come. For a face-to-face consultation with an experienced Louisiana property division lawyer, call 985-218-0494 or 504-662-9596, or contact us online. We are here to help.