Divorce courts mirror society as more women pay alimony in Baton Rouge

Tables have turned in U.S. divorce courts with more women paying their former husbands alimony and child support than ever before, according to U.S. lawyers. As women climb higher up the career ladder and outpace their exes in salary, when love goes wrong and marriages break up they are being compelled to contribute to the [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00May 10th, 2012|Alimony, Divorce, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Divorce courts mirror society as more women pay alimony in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services rounded up parents who have skirted their financial duties and listed them on a website accompanied by how much money they owe. All parents listed have been ordered by court to make child support payments. The total is alarming – tipping the scales at $1.2 billion in payments [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 17th, 2012|Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support?

The obligation of spouses to support each other does not necessarily terminate when they divorce. If the divorce will leave one spouse with very little income and the other with enough to contribute to the low-income spouse’s support, the court will usually award alimony, at least temporarily. Historically, spousal maintenance was awarded to homemaker wives, [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00August 1st, 2011|Alimony, Family Law, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support?

Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support?

The obligation of spouses to support each other does not necessarily terminate when they divorce. If the divorce will leave one spouse with very little income and the other with enough to contribute to the low-income spouse’s support, the court will usually award alimony, at least temporarily. Historically, spousal maintenance was awarded to homemaker wives, [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00July 21st, 2011|Alimony, Divorce, FAQ, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support?