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Family law: Nonbiolgocal same-sex parents and adoption

Gay married couples who have children may run into a snag when it comes to the legalities of parentage. A married same-sex spouse of a nonbiological child in Louisiana may need to look into second parent adoption under family law in order to have any legal say in his or her child's life. In other words, when the child biologically belongs to one of the spouses, but not the other, in order to safeguard parental rights of the nonbiological parent, formal adoption may be necessary.

Parenting and divorce: Who should be the disciplinarian?

Parents who have split up want to shield their children from pain as much as possible. When a Louisiana couple who are parents make the decision to divorce they have to make some difficult decisions about the welfare and raising of their kids as they move into the future as single individuals. One of the issues with which parents may have trouble is agreeing on disciplining their children and what that should look like when kids may be sharing two separate households. 

Filing for divorce and closure are 2 different things

When a couple makes the decision to separate it's likely that each person just wants put the past behind, move forward and find some type of closure. But, psychologists suggest that filing for divorce doesn't necessarily mean partners will experience that sense of closure. Louisiana couples who jump into divorce proceedings, thinking it will be the cure for unhappiness might want to slow things down.

Family law: What does in the best interests of the children mean?

When children are a part of the divorce scenario, the phrase, best interests of the child, is often heard. Under family law rules in Louisiana, the courts will always look at what is in the best interests of the children when it comes to anything that affects them, including custody, support and co-parenting. A doctor who leads the field when it comes to the best interests of children of separation and divorce says shared parenting should become the foundation of family law.

Cryptocurrency makes property division more difficult

Divorce conjures up all kinds of emotions. When a Louisiana couple decides to call it quits, there may be a lot of volatile emotions at the surface for each individual. One of those can entail people wishing to keep what they believe is theirs, and that can include a number of assets. Even though it's not legal, some people may wish to hide certain assets. In the 21st century, and with the fairly new cryptocurrency revolution, property division may be an even more involved process in a divorce scenario.

Hidden assets during a divorce in Louisiana is against the law

The trust level between spouses who are divorcing may already be strained. Add to that a spouse who is thought to have hidden assets and the situation can become even more volatile. This type of problem can occur in a marriage in Louisiana where financial transparency is nonexistent and when one spouse handles the financial affairs within the marriage. Often a spouse may hide assets when he or she has an inkling that a marital split is imminent.

Helping to make a Louisiana divorce less painful

When a couple decides to end their marriage, there are bound to be many emotions surrounding the split. No matter what the circumstances, Louisiana couples who divorce are bound to have some pain, but there are ways to minimize that when moving forward. One of the main things for each person to think about is what they want to have happen during the divorce process.

Child custody: Parenting out of 2 homes can be challenging

There are many adjustments to be made by everyone involved in a divorce situation. When it comes to child custody, parenting out of two homes can be a challenge, but with some good advice and care, children in Louisiana will adjust to their new ways of life. It's important that kids feel like they have a home with both their parents, regardless of how much time they spend there.

What adult kids want their parents to know about divorce

Children often bear a rash of negative emotions when their parents split up. That doesn't mean the kid is a minor, either. Many times, adult children in Louisiana whose parents have decided to divorce take it even harder, especially when their parents have been married for many years. It's never easy for kids -- no matter how old they are -- to hear their parents' marriage is ending and there are some things adult kids would like their divorcing parents to know.

Family law in Louisiana: An unmarried father's rights

In the 21st century, more and more couples are having children without being married. Family law provisions in most states, including Louisiana, make it clear that fathers who have established paternity have rights in these instances, even when the relationships end. One of the most important laws across the United State is that when a child is born to unmarried parents and paternity is not presumed, the father doesn't have any rights when it comes to decision-making for the child, visiting the child or shared custody, so the first order of business is to establish paternity.

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