When two parents divorce, there are significant implications for the children. As a result, some parents decide that joint custody may be the right way to allow their kids have strong relationships with both of them after divorce. While this is often a beneficial child custody arrangement for many Louisiana families, it is not always easy. Working together after a divorce is final requires a commitment of the best interests of the children above all else.
When it comes to the topic of adoption, Louisiana is earmarked to receive a national award. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) was recently recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is being celebrated as one of 12 states in the country for helping foster children to be placed with families for adoption.
Divorce may impact many areas of life and that can include professional life. Some Louisiana professionals may find that their divorce might affect their daily routines in the office, so having some information about how to minimize the impact may make the work environment a little less exasperating during this time. It is possible to stay on task at the office while going through a divorce.
Most parents love their children without conditions. Louisiana couples with special needs children -- whatever those needs may be -- may have increased stressful events that challenge them. It may also challenge the relationship they have as a couple and experts have wondered whether having a special needs child increases the odds that a couple may ultimately face divorce.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.