Category Archives: Family Law

Family Law
Apr 28, 2022

Considerations for same-sex divorce in Louisiana

Same-sex marriage became federally legalized in 2015. Now, same-sex couples encounter various legal issues nonexistent before the federal decree. Depending on when and where you married your partner, you may face legal hurdles if you want a divorce. Continue reading to learn more about the…

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Apr 10, 2022

How do Louisiana courts divide debt in a divorce?

Courts in Louisiana follow the community property approach to dividing spouses’ assets. For the most part, everything that couples own jointly and together is subject to division. Courts treat debts the same way that they treat assets in dividing community property. Here are some important…

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Mar 19, 2022

Custody considerations for Louisiana grandparents

If your grandchildren live with you already or you have concerns about their home life, you may want to seek legal custody. Louisiana allows grandparents to take this step in certain situations. Review the factors that affect grandparent visitation and custody in the state before…

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Mar 18, 2022

Grandparents and obtaining custody of their grandchildren

A Louisiana judge may grant a grandparent’s request to obtain visitation rights to a grandchild. However, this is only true if it would be in the child’s best interest to maintain a relationship with that extended family member. Is the child in danger? A grandparent…

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Aug 27, 2021

Same-sex child custody in Louisiana

During a divorce, parents should strive to create a custody plan that fits the family’s needs and supports the child’s optimal well-being. State laws also guide decisions about child custody, including cases involving same-sex couples who have children together. Review the factors that influence custody…

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Jun 17, 2021

What is the different between joint and shared custody?

In Louisiana divorces involving children, the courts sometimes must decide on custody arrangements based upon the best interest of the children. Some of the factors that impact “best interest” include the mental and physical health of each parent, the ability of each parent to provide…

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