Louisiana family law courts may grant alimony when one spouse needs financial support during or after a divorce. Alimony is designed to help the receiving spouse maintain the same standard of living after a divorce that the couple enjoyed while they were married.
Roseanne Barr famously quipped that everyone should take marriage seriously, because it has to last until the divorce. It's a wisecrack, but one that gets at a basic home truth: going through a divorce can be exquisitely painful. Fortunately, no one is doomed to a certain fate of sky-high attorney fees
This article explains that basics of annulment in Louisiana (also called a "null marriage"), including when and how a marriage may be nullified and the effects of a null marriage. You should check with the district court of the county where you or your spouse live to see if they have requirements beyond
Decades ago, courts frowned on prenuptial agreements, believing that they turned a sacred and personal bond into a financial arrangement. Over the years, however, courts realized that marriage and divorce have financial implications for each spouse, and began allowing couples to determine their own financial
Who Can File for Divorce in Louisiana? Anyone who has been a resident of Louisiana for at least one year can file for divorce. Residents of Louisiana can file for divorce even if they are living outside the state, as long as they maintained their residency. The “Petition for Divorce” (legal paperwork
The law is clear that parents have an ongoing obligation to financially support their minor children. Although most parents have no problem with this duty of support, some parents resist what they consider to be excessive child support orders and may intentionally reduce income to lower their support
Studies have shown that four in 10 female victims of domestic violence live in homes with children under age 12. Domestic violence puts children at physical risk and also causes them psychological harm. For this reason, the state of Louisiana has extensive laws allowing judges to consider domestic violence