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Divorce in Louisiana: What happens if a spouse is hiding assets?

Divorce can be filled with all kinds of animosity and the last thing on many soon-to-be former spouses' minds is sharing. But with divorce in Louisiana, by law each spouse has to be transparent with the other when it comes to financial assets. That's not always the case, however, and some spouses resort to hiding what they have because they don't believe everything they have should be shared.

Jenna Dewan serves Channing Tatum with divorce papers

It looks like Jenna Dewan wants to make the split from Channing Tatum legal. The actress recently filed for divorce from her actor husband, from whom she has been separated since April of this year. Used by some individuals in Louisiana as well, Dewan cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The couple share a five-year-old daughter.

Domestic violence in Louisiana: Spousal discipline unacceptable

No couple is ever going to agree on everything all the time. There may be times when tempers flare between Louisiana couples and the desire to lash out is strong. But there is a movement afoot that condones the spanking of a female in the relationship who is deemed by her partner to be out of line. This is supported by some religions, but by the majority of people, it is considered to be a form of domestic violence.

Family law in Louisiana: Open marriage may mean irreparable rifts

Society has become much more liberal about marriage and what it means to individuals. In many respects how married couples in Louisiana conduct themselves within their marriages is distinctly personal. Still, there are family law rules that must be taken into consideration. But, there are certain decisions couples have made that have not been in the best interests of their marriages and that includes the decision to have open relationships.

Divorce in Louisiana and the 4 A's

When it comes to marriages ending, chances are one or more of the four A's might have been involved. When Louisiana couples find themselves thinking about divorce, it could mean that addiction, agendas, adultery or abuse had parts to play in the breakdown of the marriage -- if not all of those, then perhaps one or two. Those are pretty hardcore reasons for a marriage splitting up as opposed to reasons considered to be less intense, such as growing apart, lack of communication, different life goals or no longer having anything in common.

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.

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