Separation in Louisiana

As a divorce attorney in Louisiana, people are always asking me how to file for legal separation. Unlike other states, Louisiana does not recognize legal separation. In Louisiana, you are considered married until the time in which the Judge signs the final judgment of divorce. Generally there are two types of divorces. You can filed [...]

By | 2012-11-08T03:06:35+00:00 November 8th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on Separation in Louisiana

On fire in the name of divorced Father Rights

A 58 year-old father, who seemed to have had a normal life before divorce proceedings, doused his body with gasoline and set himself on fire in the name of Father Rights. Thomas James Ball, like many men, went through divorce proceedings. Because he had children he automatically became linked to Child Support Recovery. He diligently paid his [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on On fire in the name of divorced Father Rights

Steve Harvey’s Ex-wife sued over YouTube videos

Is the new trend for venting your frustrations about your Ex? Will we see this in Baton Rouge? Social media has change the way we live and fight. Be careful, you may end up back in court. Steve Harvey’s ex-wife posted several videos on YouTube this weekend in which she alleges that the comedian and author was a [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 June 8th, 2012|Being Sued, Divorce, Family Law, Social Media, Spousal Support, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Steve Harvey’s Ex-wife sued over YouTube videos

Social Media In Court

Recently the San Francisco Chronicle reported on a story about social media use in the courtroom and specifically, in family law cases. A San Francisco family law firm warns social networking accounts and their activity are being used as evidence in divorce and child custody cases and that trend is on the rise. This is [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 June 5th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law, Social Media|Comments Off on Social Media In Court

Woman Holds ‘X-Husband Sale,’ Spray Paints His Truck

Let’s hope Baton Rouge does not see any yard sales like this one: a Wisconsin woman caused a traffic jam earlier this week by holding an “X-husband” sale in her front yard. She placed signs reading “X-HUSBAND SALE” and “FREE” in front of her house accompanied by piles of her ex’s belongings. But what really stopped [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Divorce, Family Law, Spousal Support, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Woman Holds ‘X-Husband Sale,’ Spray Paints His Truck

15 Jobs That Will (Probably) Get You Divorced

For the longest time, we’ve been warned of the potential extramarital relations as it relates to bartenders and massage therapists, but thanks to a new study from Radford University, we now know the other 13 professions that are identified to have an elevated divorce rate. The study — based on U.S. Census Data — identified [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00 May 21st, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on 15 Jobs That Will (Probably) Get You Divorced

Divorce Gift Card?

One Mexican law firm is making it possible to give the “gift” of divorce. According to SpringWise.com, Mexican law firm Abogados Postulantes en Sociedad hopes to convince the public that divorce doesn’t have to be difficult with its Libera Pass divorce gift card — a marketing tool to promote their new online divorce service. “We [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00 May 14th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on Divorce Gift Card?

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+00:00 May 10th, 2012|Alimony, Divorce, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Divorce courts mirror society as more women pay alimony in Baton Rouge

How Spying On Your Ex Could Land You In Court

Would you use spy gadgets in order to get custody of your kids? On Thursday, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” explored the increasing use of surveillance equipment among exes in divorce and custody cases, from hiding a camera in a child’s teddy bear to installing tape recorders in the home of an ex. “The [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Being Sued, Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on How Spying On Your Ex Could Land You In Court

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+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents