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Hidden assets during divorce: When the wife is the culprit

There may be animosity between partners during a divorce situation, even under the best of circumstances. It is human nature for individuals to want to keep what they believe to be theirs. Sharing, for some Louisiana residents, may be difficult when it comes to a soon-to-be former partner. This is likely when one person might not be so forthcoming when it comes to his or her financial situation and so the issue of hidden assets may crop up.

Family law: What does best interests of a child really mean?

There is nothing more important than making sure children are happy, healthy and emotionally secure. When it comes to family law in Louisiana, the focus is always on the best interests of the child. That has a myriad of meanings and when it comes to issues of custody and support, solutions should always be made in light of what is optimum for children's needs.

Family law: The advent of the infidelity postnuptial agreement

There are some very definitive things some couples are doing to ensure the success of their marriages. Having a postnuptial agreement drawn up by a family law attorney may be one of those things. But there is a new document on the table today and some Louisiana couples may have added it to their important documents -- an infidelity postnuptial agreement.

Dividing retirement plan assets upon divorce in Louisiana

Ending a marriage is never a road that's easily traveled. When Louisiana couples make the decision to divorce, they have a number of issues to consider, one of which includes the decision on how to divide assets. If there are retirement plans in existence, more than likely a couple will also have to split them as well unless an agreement exists that stipulates otherwise. 

R. Kelly alleges former wife breaking divorce agreement

Musician R. (Robert) Kelly is asking a family court judge to send his former wife, Andrea, to jail. Louisiana residents may be familiar with the rap artist who is alleging his former wife is not living up to their divorce agreement by violating its confidentiality clause and by making disparaging remarks about him in public. She has apparently appeared on numerous broadcasts where she is said to have breached the divorce agreement.

Firearms being used more in domestic violence cases

Statistics show that guns play a large role in U.S. cases involving violence in the home. Chances are that Louisiana residents who have been involved in domestic violence situations have had a firearm involved in one or more incidents. More than 50 women are fatally shot by their partners every month in the country. In fact, more than half the mass shootings in America -- where four or more people are killed -- involve domestic violence.

Adoption: What it takes to adopt a child in Louisiana

Adopting a child can be one of the more rewarding and fulfilling experiences an individual or couple can experience. Louisiana has definitive rules when it comes to adoption -- putting the best interests of children in the forefront. There are certain criteria people must meet before they will be considered to be prospective adoptive parents, one of which stipulates that a person must be 18 years of age or older.

3 major issues when considering child support payments

When a couple decides their marriage is no longer viable, there are many issues to consider. Louisiana couples who decide that divorce is their only option need to think about their children and their welfare. In making decisions regarding child support and custody, family court judges will always consider what they believe are in the best interests of the children.

Divorce affects education of children differently

Parents who go through divorce likely want only the best for their children. However, most children experience some impact from the ending of their parents' marriages. Researchers have long assumed that children of divorce are less likely to complete high school or attend college. However, a recent study has shown that there is a bit more nuance to that assumption that Louisiana families may find informative.

The importance of organization in the divorce process

Couples whose marriages have broken down and who are thinking about ending their unions may give some consideration to preparing before taking a formal step. Divorce can be difficult in the best of circumstances and when Louisiana residents take some time to organize, the process may be less costly, less anxiety-inducing and may be more amicable. The first step may be to make a checklist of assets -- both personal and joint.

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