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SUPPORT & PROPERTY

SUPPORT

  •  Support is comprised of two areas - child support and spousal support. 

  • Child support is determined by the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines which calculates a certain amount of support based upon a variety of factors, such as gross income, daycare, health insurance, and parenting time. 

  • The amount of child support awarded to a parent will be influenced by the type of custody plan. Sadly, we have seen parents fight for increased time only because they wish to reduce their child support obligation, and we have also seen parents fight to reduce the time a child spends with one parent to increase their child support award. If you are in this type of unfair situation with an ex-spouse, you can take your case back to court to request a modification. We’ll help you take your case to court.

  • While “alimony” is no longer available to parties in Louisiana, Louisiana has two forms of potential spousal support.

  • Final Periodic Support is based on the “needs” of the requesting party and the ability of the other party to pay, along with the requesting parties ability to prove that he/she was free from fault in the break-up of the marriage. Final Periodic Support is governed by Louisiana Civil Code Article 111 and Civil Code Article 112.

COMMUNITY PROPERTY

  • Louisiana is a community property law state which means that unless you have a Marriage Contract in place, assets and debts acquired during the marriage are community property. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, Louisiana law provides for the assets and debts of the parties to be equally divided in the community property partition. 

 

     

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