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Would I lose my small business in a divorce?

The more financial success you have enjoyed during your marriage, the more you have to lose in a contentious divorce. Louisiana is a community property state, which means that you and your spouse share an ownership interest in each other’s property and income from during the marriage. You are also

Adrenaline sometimes masks pain after a wreck

Adrenaline is a hormone that your body releases at times of extreme stress. This means that you’ll often have an adrenaline rush during a traumatic incident, such as a car accident. This is a natural response by your body because adrenaline can help you survive and your body is definitely

Splitting up your friend and social groups as you divorce

If you and your soon-to-be ex have been a couple for a long time, you socialize with other couples. You probably have some single people in your friend groups that you’re both close with. A divorce can send a shockwave through these groups. People may feel like they have to

What if your co-parent outspends you this holiday season?

It seems like the “Black Friday” sales are starting earlier than ever each year. If this is going to be your first holiday as a separated or divorced parent, you could soon find yourself in a competition you never entered with your co-parent for the most expensive and elaborate holiday

4 reasons to consider a prenuptial agreement

Couples on the verge of marriage must address many topics before taking that final step into matrimony. One topic often overlooked, though, is whether to pursue a prenuptial agreement. Created before the marriage, a prenuptial agreement is a contract that will help ensure a person’s non-marital property remains safely and solely in

What does it take to be a single adoptive parent?

It’s not uncommon these days for single people to consider adopting a child. They may want to be a parent but not a spouse. Maybe they just don’t want to wait until they’ve found their soulmate to build a family. In Louisiana, unmarried people who are at least 18 can legally

Do I have to split my retirement funds in a divorce?

The way that you divide your property with your spouse in your upcoming Louisiana divorce will determine your financial stability for years to come. The more that your ex claims in the divorce, the less you will have to rebuild your life. Obviously, your biggest assets will be the source

Driving distractions may be more common than you realize

When most people think about driving distractions, they just think about texting and driving. They know that they shouldn’t get their phone out and text anyone while behind the wheel, and they shouldn’t even read a text that comes in while they’re driving. In fact, there are apps that you

New law quintuples speeding ticket fines on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is the portion of I-10 that runs from Lafayette to Baton Rouge. It is one of the longest bridges in the country and is notoriously one of the most dangerous. More than 750 crashes have occurred on the bridge since 2019, with nine people killed. This

3 signs divorce may be on the horizon

Planning in advance for divorce can help it go smoothly. If you know that it’s coming, you can take the time to look into your legal options, gather important documents and make your plans for the future. As such, it’s important to understand what potential signs to look for in