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Tips to Help Louisiana Parents Tell Children About Divorce
Read this article to learn about the steps that parents in Louisiana should consider taking when breaking the news of divorce to their children. Parents can make this experience less difficult by choosing the right setting, being ready to answer practical questions, working together and offering reassurance. Learn more about the issues that parents should keep in mind when planning how to share this news with their children.
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Differences between mediated and collaborative divorce
If you are considering a divorce and wondering which option to take, read this article. Mediation and collaborative law may let you and your spouse come up with divorce terms you can both agree with. It is important to be able to negotiate and compromise in an uncontested divorce. A family law attorney may be able to recommend the best option for you.
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In divorce, who gets the pet?
Check out this article about pet custody in divorce cases in Louisiana. A recent survey of matrimonial lawyers has shown a dramatic rise in the number of pet custody disputes in the United States. Many of the disputes arise because although owners often treat their pets as though they were family members, the law itself considers pets to be a form of property and therefore subject to property division laws. For those living in Louisiana, there are a number of steps that can be taken in order to protect ownership of a pet following a divorce.
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How is property divided in Louisiana divorces?
Take a look at this article about property division in the state of Louisiana. Read more to learn how a couple’s assets are divided during a divorce. When entering into a marriage, spouses may bring with them certain property and assets, known as separate property. Over the course of their marriage, they often acquire additional assets, known as community property. Should a couple decide to divorce, their community property is generally divided into equal shares. Under most circumstances, each spouse will retain his or her own separate property. 
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Louisiana child custody
Read an article introducing the basics of Louisiana child custody law, including the requirement that all custody decisions be made in the child’s best interest.
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Post-Divorce Co-Parenting in Jefferson Parish
Mothers and fathers that get divorced in Louisiana should visit this page to get information and tips on how to effectively co-parent their joint children after a divorce.  The state’s determination of custody focuses heavily on putting children first. Get details that can facilitate positive communication and learn how to leverage technology tools to streamline the process.
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Understanding Louisiana Child Support
Going through a divorce is difficult and can be even more complicated when there are children involved. Matters of child support calculation can often be confusing and require the assistance of an attorney. Read this article to find out more about how child support is calculated in Louisiana, as well as what happens to people who fail to pay their court-ordered child support. Learn how an attorney can provide essential legal counsel to those going through a divorce.
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Tips for co-parenting during the holiday season
Take a look at this article about the holiday season and the unique challenges it poses to newly divorced parents who share custody of their children. To ensure unnecessary problems do not arise, parents should make detailed plans well in advance and be flexible about these arrangements. Most importantly, parents should keep the needs of their children in mind.
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Saving Retirement Funds When Getting Divorced
When couples in Louisiana experience divorce, they face many types of loss and potential loss of retirement monies can be minimized with the right steps. High taxes or early withdrawal penalties can be avoided and can help people preserve much of their hard-earned savings. Learn how to do this and how best to get help in the process.
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Louisiana Gray Divorces Can Be a Serious Financial Burden
Check out this article about divorce later in life and the economic difficulties that come with it. Gray divorce often leaves couples with complex assets to divide, costlier retirements to fund and little time to recover from financial mistakes. This makes working with legal and financial professionals a smart investment for most couples preparing for gray divorces.
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