Emotions can run high for divorcing Louisiana couples, especially when children and assets are involved. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the moment and forget key things you should do to protect your financial assets during the divorce. The following list can guide you through this difficult time. Accept that you may… Continue reading How to safeguard your financial affairs during divorce
Once your divorce is finalized, it can be hard for you to go back to the single life. This is especially true for people who have been married for decades. Here are some common mistakes that people make after getting a divorce in Louisiana. Isolating yourself One of the worst things you can do after… Continue reading Common mistakes after a divorce
Louisiana has what is known as a community property law. This means that family law judges in the Pelican States are required to divide marital estates equally when divorcing spouses are not able to reach an amicable property division agreement. However, only community assets are divided, and most assets that were acquired before the marriage… Continue reading Separate and community property in Louisiana
If you get divorced in Louisiana, your joint assets will be divided equally. This means that you may be required to part with equity in a home, a portion of a retirement account or a portion of a taxable investment portfolio. You may want to take a look at the potential tax consequences of ending… Continue reading The potential tax consequences of a divorce
Going through a divorce is difficult. It doesn’t become any easier, though, if you and your spouse have a lot of assets. You may have been fortunate enough to establish a successful business in your marriage or you inherited significant assets from your parents. Or your spouse had a high-paying job that allowed you to… Continue reading 5 mistakes to avoid in a high-asset divorce
When couples are preparing to walk down the aisle, they are likely not thinking about the possibility that the marriage may someday end in divorce. However, there is great benefit in considering this possibility in the future and putting certain protections in place. If you are getting married, you would be prudent to consider the… Continue reading Should you think about divorce before you get married?
Like most good Louisiana parents, you want what is best for your children. That’s why, when you told them you were getting divorced, you also assured them of your support and that you’d do whatever you could to help them adapt to their new lifestyle. You knew from talking to friends who had trod similar… Continue reading Weigh both sides carefully before nesting in divorce
If you think back over the past five years, you can probably list numerous changes that have taken place in your family. Perhaps a son or daughter got married or divorced. Maybe you and your spouse moved to another state or decided to purchase a vacation home. Even if you and your loved ones carried… Continue reading Even a rock-solid estate plan isn’t set in stone
As your small business grows, you may be proud of the level of trust you have earned with your clients and customers. Not only does each interaction provide you with an opportunity to prove that trust, but it may allow you to build your reputation as a reliable business owner whose product or service is… Continue reading “I’ve got a secret!” When your employees break your confidence.
Owning your own home provides you with several benefits and challenges throughout the time you own it. As you take care of your landscaping, maybe renovate the kitchen or otherwise make it your own, you may want to stop to think what will happen to it after your death. The reality is that most people… Continue reading Succession: Would you be happy with letting Louisiana decide?