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Custody factors that are relevant to your child’s best interest

As you approach the child custody negotiation portion of your Louisiana divorce, you may be wondering what you can do to secure the best possible parenting schedule. You want what is best for your child, and you want the custody outcome to reflect that. At Southern Oaks Law Firm, we

What is Louisiana’s Katie Bug’s Law?

Katie Bug’s Law was signed into effect by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. This law is intended to help families seeking justice over a fatal accident, and allows law enforcement officials to test a driver for drugs or alcohol in their system after a car crash, even if there were

Do you understand the full cost of adoption?

If you plan on starting a family here in Louisiana, you may consider adopting. Besides looking at your current home and lifestyle to determine your readiness for adoption, you should also closely examine your bank account. For consideration, American Adoptions focuses on a number of financial areas related to adoption. Keep these

Financial assistance is available for families suffering loss

When a loved one is injured or killed as the result of someone else’s actions or unlawful behavior, a Louisiana family suffers emotionally and also financially because of the unexpected expenses. At Southern Oaks Law Firm, it is well understood how obtaining compensation may be helpful in recovering from your

How do I apply for expungement?

Expungement removes your arrest history from public record. Even in Louisiana courts, the process may vary from one court to the next. To go through the process, there are misconceptions and falsehoods that a person needs to see past first. Here is what you need to know about the expungement process:

The financial benefits of divorce

Divorce often comes with a swirl of negative emotions. Louisiana spouses with rocky marriages may be unable to detach themselves from the fact that their relationship is ending in a way they may not have intended. Shedding light on some of the benefits of filing for divorce can give couples

3 basic tenets of divorce in Louisiana

The decision to seek a divorce never comes easily, and in Louisiana, the rules to get a divorce do not necessarily make granting one simple. While the law is not overly complex, you have choices to make when you file. Before initiating the process, you may want to take a

Tips for handling divorce in the workplace

The difficulty of divorce is often compounded when divorcing couples still have to report to their Louisiana employers. Going to work may seem impossible while going through such an emotionally intense ordeal. Both amicable and contentious divorces impact work life in ways a person may not realize. In 2017, Fast Company

What are the requirements to be a foster parent?

If you have an interest in adopting a child in Louisiana, it is a good idea to begin your journey as a foster parent. Many of the children in the foster system eventually become eligible to adopt. This can lead you to the right child naturally while also giving you

Child preference in your custody situation

When going through a divorce, child custody is awarded to a parent based on many factors. Overall, making sure that the best interests of the children are met is always a guaranteed interest of the court. Making sure that any children involved in a custody case are able to grow