Louisiana law allows for final periodic support to be granted to a spouse that was not at fault prior to the filing of the petition for divorce. In Louisiana divorce cases, final support may be awarded to such a spouse who is in need of support, and shall be awarded where the...Read more
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- Stay calm.
- Assess the environment to ensure your personal safety.
- Contact the police to file a report and obtain any necessary medical assistance
- Contact your roadside assistance company if necessary
- Take photos of the vehicles and your surroundings, if possible
- Exchange insurance information, if available
What are the factors courts consider in determining the best interests of the child for the purposes of child custody? When determining the best interests of the child, Louisiana Courts refer to the factors listed in Louisiana Civil Code Article 134. “The court shall consider all relevant factors...Read more
Even though the New Year has just begun, hurricane season is only six months away and major storm or flood damage can happen at any time. Consider the following tips to help you prepare for storm damage claims issues in advance. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJWKZLGEhs[/embed]Read more
- Make sure that all the insurance that you might need to protect yourself is obtained...
There are several issues that attorneys consider when determining the best course of action in a Louisiana divorce case. It is best to provide as much information as possible to an attorney during the initial consultation so that there is a complete understanding of the facts of your case. All information...Read more
Can parties obtain a divorce without becoming adversarial? Mediating your divorce and child custody dispute offers the parties an opportunity to work out the details of their dispute outside of court. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process where the parties decide the terms of...Read more
Does obtaining a divorce mean that the parties must pay child support? If there are minor children of the parties born during the marriage, there may be an obligation to pay child support in the event of a divorce. Naturally, the facts in every case vary. Louisiana Civil Code Article 227...Read more
When I get divorced does my name change? Louisiana Revised Statute 9 :292 provides that, “Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a woman, at her option, may use her maiden name, her present spouse's name, or a hyphenated combination thereof. If widowed, divorced, or remarried, a woman may use her maiden name, the surname of...Read more
Can a non-parent obtain custody of a minor child? In most circumstances, non-parents may only obtain custody of a child if parental custody would result in substantial harm to the child. Louisiana Civil Code Article 133 states, “If an award of joint custody or of sole custody...Read more
Can an order for child support be modified at a later time? Louisiana Law allows child support obligations to be modified to increase or decrease future child support payments in limited circumstances. Louisiana Civil Code Article 142 provides, “An award of child support may be modified if the circumstances of the child or of either...Read more