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 December 16, 2011 |

Child support payments are undoubtedly vital for single parents in Louisiana and across the United States. In some cases, this could be the only monetary support available to a child, used to pay for things that are essential to his or her well-being. These facts make recent stats provided by the United States Census Bureau… Continue reading Few custodial parents receive full child support payments

 December 9, 2011 |

Spending time with family is a staple to the holiday season. This is also a time of year that can get a little tricky and present some conflict for divorced families with children in Louisiana and throughout the rest of the country. The busy and irregular schedules that come with the holidays do not always… Continue reading Handling the holidays as a divorced family

 December 2, 2011 |

Even while married, spouses can live separate financial lives. While sometimes this arrangement is by design, other times one spouse might be making financial transactions behind the other person’s back. So if one spouse takes out secret credit cards and racks up debt unbeknownst to their husband or wife, is that other spouse responsible for… Continue reading Which spouse is on the hook for secret debt during divorce?

Even while married, spouses can live separate financial lives. While sometimes this arrangement is by design, other times one spouse might be making financial transactions behind the other person’s back. So if one spouse takes out secret credit cards and racks up debt unbeknownst to their husband or wife, is that other spouse responsible for… Continue reading Which spouse is on the hook for secret debt during divorce?

 November 27, 2011 |

The Louisiana Department of Children and Families, along with the city of Monroe, Louisiana, took time to celebrate and thank loving families that adopted children in the recent years, and also highlighted the scores of children that are still looking for a home. Monroe, which is located in northern Louisiana, established the month of November… Continue reading Louisiana city highlights importance of adoption

 November 19, 2011 |

Making prompt and sufficient child support payments can prove to be a challenge for some noncustodial parents, especially if they are unemployed or underemployed. Many noncustodial parents who spend time in jail or prison are later released to a bad situation. Not only do they face a mounting debt of back child support, but they… Continue reading Program aims to help parents pay child support

 November 11, 2011 |

Throughout the United States, capable parents with custody of their children have the final say on visitation rights for third parties. While this is the guiding principle for disputes, different states guard the rights of parents to varying degrees. Grandparents are one group hoping to weaken those parental rights, arguing that they are entitled to… Continue reading Grandparents fight for visitation rights

 November 4, 2011 |

In our last blog, we discussed a situation where a gay New York couple adopted a child from Louisiana. When acquiring a Louisiana birth certificate for their child, the state refused to list both men as parents, because Louisiana does not recognize gay marriage nor are gay couples eligible to adopt a child in the… Continue reading Bill could change adoption laws in Louisiana

 October 28, 2011 |

The United States Supreme Court would not hear a case concerning the adoption process of a Louisiana child and a same-sex couple from New York. The two unmarried men have adopted their 5-year-old son, who was originally from Louisiana. The couple wanted to have an accurate birth certificate for their child, so they requested one… Continue reading Gay couple cannot be listed as parents of Louisiana child

The United States Supreme Court would not hear a case concerning the adoption process of a Louisiana child and a same-sex couple from New York. The two unmarried men have adopted their 5-year-old son, who was originally from Louisiana. The couple wanted to have an accurate birth certificate for their child, so they requested one… Continue reading Gay couple cannot be listed as parents of Louisiana child

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