Practice Areas


401k Plans & Pensions

401k Plans & Pensions

Under Louisiana law, most retirement benefits that have accrued or become vested during the marriage are community property and therefore held with equal interest by both parties.

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Child & Spousal Support

Child & Spousal Support

Child and spousal support are distinct and separate financial arrangements; however, the two are often illogically linked in the minds of former partners after a separation.

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Community Property Partition

Community Property Partition

Louisiana law designates that any assets acquired during a marriage, with limited exceptions, are community property held with equal interest by both parties.

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Paternity Actions

Paternity Actions

Louisiana recognizes the rights of a father both to accept paternity without genetic testing as well as the right to challenge it.

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Prenupital Agreements

Prenupital Agreements

Protection from undesirable division of assets, business risk, other marital hazards, must be handled with tact and deliberation before both marriage and divorce.

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Relocation

Relocation

Parents are surprised to learn that Louisiana laws prevent a custodial parent from relocating a minor child outside the state without consent of the other parent or the courts.

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Restraining Orders/Protective Orders

Restraining Orders/Protective Orders

No one enters a relationship, let alone a marriage, expecting to need a restraining order to protect against financial, physical, emotional and other types of harm and/or abuse.

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Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

In an uncontested divorce, both parties have reached a mutual agreement regarding asset distribution, child support and custody, and other important aspects of the divorce.

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Visitations

Visitations

Visitation rights can be a very touchy subject, especially when two parents are deeply estranged from one another.

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