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Thoughts on divorce after the age of 50

Many Louisiana residents get close to retirement and begin taking a closer look at their lives and goals. For some, that examination reveals deep doubts about whether remaining married is the best way to enter the golden years of retirement. More and more people are seeking divorce after the age of 50. For some, there will be surprises along the way. 

Child support does not automatically include college costs

For many Louisiana spouses, planning for the future is hard while in the middle of a divorce. Unfortunately, the decisions made during this challenging time will shape the financial lives of both parties for many years to come. One thing to consider is the fact that child support does not automatically cover the cost of a college education. Unless financial obligations for tuition and expenses are laid out in the divorce agreement, those costs could fall squarely on the shoulders of one parent.

Can addiction cause a parent to lose child custody rights? Maybe

For many Louisiana families, addiction is a topic that hits far too close to home. Drug and alcohol dependency creates a wide range of problems, especially when there are children involved. For parents who face a child custody battle with a former partner who has addiction issues, it's important to understand how the courts address such matters.

Splitting up: Determining what you own when you're not married

Ending a long-term relationship is difficult. Even though you never got married, you're facing complex issues with regard to who owns what property. The reality is that married couples in Louisiana retain certain community property rights that are not afforded to couples who never legally married.

Could a divorce coach be right for you?

For many Louisiana couples, communications have broken down well before the marriage comes to a formal end. Once a divorce is in play, spouses can continue to struggle with effective communication. One solution lies in hiring a divorce coach to assist both spouses through the divorce process.

Different experiences of tension could increase risk of divorce

According to researchers, the difference between the ways husbands and wives perceive tension may be a predictor of whether or not their union will withstand the test of time. The study looked at data collected from 355 couples. Participants were interviewed at seven different points in time, and asked about their level of tension and the state of their marriage. The results could help some Louisiana residents understand their own marriage and divorce

Rapist given joint child custody in unusual case

Most custody cases that come before Louisiana courts involve predictable parties and arguments. Two parents are unable to see eye to eye over how to divide child custody rights and responsibilities. While these cases can become intense, the details do not usually deviate outside of an established norm. In one highly unusual case in another state, a rapist was given joint custody of a child conceived during the assault.

Factoring Social Security planning into divorce settlement

For Louisiana residents who are negotiating the end of a marriage, Social Security is often the last thing on their minds. Even if that is the case, understanding how marriage and divorce can impact Social Security is an important consideration, regardless of the age of the parties. Retirement planning is an essential financial matter, as a divorce settlement can completely alter the retirement prospects of one or both spouses.

Child custody dispute ends in mother's arrest

Many Louisiana residents face highly contentious and emotional custody battles. However, there are cases in the state and across the nation that are so emotionally fraught that they eventually require intervention from law enforcement agencies. Such was the case in the recent arrest of a mother who fled her state of residence after a difficult child custody battle with her child's father.

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.

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