Spouses should make legal, financial and personal changes after their marriage ends and the divorce decree is issued. A spouse who changed their name when they got married should consider taking their earlier pre-marriage name back.
Louisiana's paternity laws are outdated, complex and provide inequities in matters such as child custody. Recently-introduced legislation may correct some problems, but may not fully address other issues.
Many coupes draft and sign prenuptial agreements, but far fewer utilize the benefits that postnuptial agreements can provide. In fact, many couples don't even realize that it's possible to re-tool your marriage after taking your vows.
Courts across the country have departed from their outdated bias concerning child custody. Now, custody orders and agreements are now tailored to meet the needs of families. This can provide more flexibility for families in Louisiana going through a divorce.
A divorce can have a significant impact on retirement plans. This problem is growing because the rate of divorce for spouses over 50-years-old doubled over the last 20 years, and older divorce even grew for remarried couples.