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September 2017 Archives

Same-sex parents face unique child custody challenges

After the United States Supreme Court extended equal access to marriage to same-sex couples, many people celebrated that decision. However, in Louisiana and other states across the nation, same-sex parents continue to face unique child custody challenges. As courts struggle to keep pace with social convention, many families are left in legal limbo.

Spousal support modifications based on income

For most Louisiana residents, alimony payments are determined at the time of divorce and remain in place for the duration of time outlined in the divorce agreement. In some cases, however, the spouse who is tasked with making spousal support payments encounters a significant change in his or her employment status. That can result in the need to alter the existing agreement, which usually requires a return to court.

What happens if you don't have an estate plan when you die?

It's a fact that many people don't prepare for their deaths with an estate plan. Some may not have planned because their deaths were unexpected, but others have been old enough to know that an estate plan was necessary. Having an estate plan is important for a number of reasons, and not taking the time to plan could hurt your family later.

Tips for selecting the right divorce attorney

Preparing to handle the end of a Louisiana marriage can be an arduous task. There are a great many decisions that must be made, especially in the early days of a divorce. Selecting a legal professional who will represent one's interests throughout the process is among the most impactful decisions that a spouse will make. Finding the right match can be difficult, but there are ways to improve the odds of an excellent pairing.

Is collaborative divorce an option for domestic violence victims?

When considering their options for ending a marriage, many Louisiana spouses who have been subjected to acts of domestic violence disregard collaboration as a viable choice. There are cases, however, where a collaborative divorce can be a good fit for someone who has lived through domestic violence. In fact, one state has recently approved new rules outlining how these cases should be handled.

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