Many Louisiana residents are aware of the troubled marriage between Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. Abedin worked as a top aide to Hillary Clinton for many years, while Weiner is a former congressman. The couple have made headlines over the past decade based on Wiener's recurring scandals. Few people were shocked when Abedin filed for divorce in 2017. The recent announcement that the couple has withdrawn their divorce petition did leave much of the public in deep shock and disbelief.
Parents who are unable to work out a custody agreement may find themselves in front of a Louisiana court to have the matter settled. In such cases, all parties are expected to adhere to the rules of the court. Failure to do so can place either side at risk of being found in contempt of court or even charged with a crime. In a recent case, a man from another state was sentenced to prison time for recording a portion of his child custody case.
Few Louisiana residents enjoy making alimony payments. That said, many are at least partially comforted by the fact that spousal support payments can be claimed as a dollar-for-dollar tax deduction on their income taxes. That deduction is slated to end, however, based on the freshly passed and signed Republican tax bill.
A custody battle is never easy, neither legally nor emotionally. Going through a child custody case with a narcissist can be even more of a challenge. Many Louisiana spouses live for years with a partner who is self-centered and manipulative. When the decision is made to end the marriage, those character traits often take center stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.