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 October 18, 2011 |

A recent study uncovered the fact that cancer causes an increased likelihood that a couple will seek a divorce. This is especially true when the one stricken with the illness is female. Upon the release of these findings, an oncologist at the Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana said that once a spouse is… Continue reading Study shows men more likely to leave women during cancer

 October 13, 2011 |

A study involving 1,000 Louisiana couples both confirmed and debunked some already generally accepted notions on sex and its role in divorce. The study, conducted by a professor at Southern Illinois University, followed these Louisiana couples between 1998 and 2004, surveying them along the way, to decipher how sex plays a role in causing or… Continue reading Study shows connection between sex and divorce

 October 7, 2011 |

A small-scale adoption scam, which spanned throughout portions of the United States, bilked hopeful parents out of hundreds of dollars and highlighted the need for a qualified family lawyer to oversee this intricate legal process. A 20-year-old woman from Muskogee, Oklahoma is the alleged lone perpetrator in the ring of crimes and some of her… Continue reading Multi-state adoption scam hits hopeful Louisiana parents

 September 28, 2011 |

Cases of domestic violence do not just affect the members of a single household. When domestic violence spirals out of control, the results can have a devastating effect on a number of people throughout the community. This was the case recently in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when a 21-year-old man allegedly charged into a home with… Continue reading Three women killed in case of domestic violence

 September 22, 2011 |

A Baton Rouge, Louisiana man thought he hit a jackpot, but instead, the money was confiscated by the state and put toward a growing bill of unpaid child support he owed. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) seized $1,995.40 of the man’s $2,000 winnings at the Hollywood Casino. He was a non-custodial… Continue reading Louisiana officials snag casino winnings from delinquent

 September 12, 2011 |

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… Continue reading Louisiana compiles public database of delinquent parents

 September 7, 2011 |

A rash of murder-suicides in Louisiana has thrown up a red flag and caught the attention of authorities, forcing them to take a hard look at why instances of domestic violence have seemingly spiraled out of control. In the summer of 2011, three couples in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area were tangled in cases of domestic… Continue reading Louisiana domestic violence-related deaths highlight problem

 August 29, 2011 |

The U.S. government has come under criticism from a United Nations human rights expert for its failure to provide adequate protection of women from domestic violence by people they are in a relationship with. The UN Special Rapporteur on the topic of violent acts against women (and their consequences and causes) said the U.S. track… Continue reading U.S. criticized for failure to protect domestic violence victims

 August 9, 2011 |

Careful planning about future tax consequences of receiving particular shares of stock in a divorce property settlement agreement is essential. Louisiana is a community property state in which both spouses are treated as equal owners of all marital property. While property that one spouse acquired before entering into the marriage may be separate property that… Continue reading Original purchase price of stocks may impact property settlement

 August 8, 2011 |

When your marriage has ended and you want to take the right steps to protect your future and the interests of your family, an experienced and thorough lawyer can be of great assistance, helping you protect your rights. The family law system in Louisiana can be confusing and intimidating. You may be uncertain of your… Continue reading Welcome to our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, family law blog

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