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Does infidelity always mean a divorce will follow?

Finding out that your spouse had an affair is a traumatic experience. For some, it means the trust is forever gone and the marriage is over. But, some people choose to try to keep the marriage together. The fact here is that there isn’t one single answer that will prove

What determines how the courts split custody in your divorce?

If you find yourself considering a divorce, worries about how it will affect your family might hold you back from filing. Custody of your children may be one of those worries. Whether you are a stay-at-home spouse and feel like you may not be able to support the kids on

Is legal adoption an option for loving stepparents in Louisiana?

If you marry someone who already has children from a previous relationship, you get an instant family instead of just a spouse. It can be exciting to go from a single person living alone to living in a bustling house full of growing young minds and people you love. Eventually,

Can you negotiate the amount of your child support?

Child support can be one of the most contentious issues during a divorce. One parent may feel it’s unfair to pay so much support if they’re sharing custody, for example, or the other may not feel that they’re getting enough financial support to meet their child’s basic needs. When you

You do need to set time aside to talk about divorce with your kids

It’s hard to know what to do when your child is upset about your divorce. They may be worried that you don’t love them anymore or be afraid that they caused you to separate. This is a good time to sit down and think about how you’re going to approach talking

How much child support will a parent pay after a divorce?

As a parent who doesn’t have primary custody, you may be asked to pay child support. How much you pay is based on a few different factors. You may be unsure exactly what is expected of you, so here are a few things that you should consider. First, remember that

Are you ready to adopt a foster child into your family?

Not all families grow through marriage, pregnancy and birth. Some people expand their families by offering care to children born to others. Adoption at birth is one option, but there are also thousands of older children in need of love and care across Louisiana. Foster care can be a way

Reasons you might need alimony in a Louisiana divorce

If you find yourself thinking about divorce, you likely look forward to a future where you are independent from your spouse. However, the process of regaining true independence doesn’t occur overnight. You may find yourself needing financial support from your former spouse during your transition to living separately. Spousal support, also

Children with special needs require help in divorce

Any child whose parents are divorcing will face challenges, but children who have special needs might have more difficulty than others making the adjustment. As a parent, your primary goal during this time must be ensuring that your children have what they need to thrive despite the divorce. It’s easy

How divorce is different today than in decades past

Divorce has changed over the years. It’s not the same thing that it was for the previous generation or for their parents. The first key to seeing this change is just to consider the stigma around divorce. Once thought of as taboo, it is now far more widely accepted and