How long will my divorce take?
While this varies per case, the minimum amount of time needed to process a divorce in Louisiana is 180 days.
In a divorce, how is alimony determined?
Alimony, or spousal support, is often determined on a case-by-case basis in Louisiana. It is up to the judge who will look at a number of factors. These factors include each spouse’s income, financial obligations, earning capacity, child custody, duration of the marriage, whether either party is “at fault,” and more.
How are assets divided in a divorce? Are assets always split 50/50?
Louisiana is a community property state, meaning that only property that is acquired during the marriage is able to be “divided” in a divorce. In most cases, such property is divided between the two parties 50-50. This can include wages, investments, houses & other assets, as well as debt.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement (also known as a “prenup”) is a contract created by a couple that determines how their assets will be divided in case of divorce or if one spouse dies. When a couple divorces and has this contract in place, the courts will use this document as guidance for determining property divisions. It is important to note that prenuptial agreements can NOT determine child custody.