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Do custody orders prevent parents from moving?

Although parents generally need to comply with Louisiana custody orders, sometimes they may instead feel compelled to change them. Certain scenarios can have a major impact on the parenting arrangements for divorced adults who have children together. If the...

What is a postnuptial agreement?

Most people are familiar with the idea of a prenuptial agreement. They may even know someone who negotiated a prenup during their engagement to reduce the financial risk that comes with marriage. However, postnuptial agreements are less common. Many people are...

3 mistakes to avoid when drafting a prenup

A prenuptial (prenup) agreement allows soon-to-be-married couples to determine what will happen to their property should they get a divorce. Further, it encourages honest conversations about money from the word go and shields each party from the other's debts. Couples...

Why are prenups increasingly popular?

Not so very long ago prenuptial agreements were broadly frowned upon. The concern was that if a couple was drawing up a document that would safeguard each individual’s interests in the event of divorce, there must be some significant doubt on the part of one or both...

Can your prenup determine custody?

You're going to get married, and you want to use a prenuptial agreement. Maybe you have significant assets already in your name, and you want to be sure that you protect them. For instance, this is sometimes done by business owners who want to make sure that there's...

When should you modify a child custody order? 

When parents who share a child divorce, the court will issue a custody decree. However, child custody is never cast in stone. Changes to the child custody and visitation order can be made when necessary. However, you may not petition the court for custody modification...

Options if your ex is behind on child support

Let’s face it, being a single parent is no easy feat. Even if the other parent is paying child support, raising children in a one-income household can be incredibly difficult. And if those payments cease, covering those necessities can be a tall order.  A child...

Is your ex alienating you from your child?

If you choose to file for divorce, that process will mark the end of the romantic relationship between you and your spouse. If you have a child, however, your relationship will never end in specific ways. Raising a child in two separate households can be a very...

4 reasons to have a prenuptial agreement

Everything may seem perfect with your relationship when you are thinking of tying the knot. The idea that you may have a fallout one day may not once cross your mind, and a prenuptial agreement may be the last thing on your mind. However, it's better to be safe than...