If you’re going through a divorce, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make concerns custody. One option, co-parenting, may have a positive impact on your child’s well-being and can help reduce conflict. Unfortunately, there are a lot of common mistakes that can arise during this time. Weaponizing the children This includes using… Continue reading Co-parenting mistakes to avoid
Family law judges in Louisiana may modify child support orders when the amount of support deviates from state guidelines by 25% or more or when there has been a substantial and material change in the circumstances of one or both of the parents. Child support orders are most commonly modified when a parent’s income has… Continue reading Modifying child support orders in Louisiana
Perhaps, you’re under the impression that, if you share child custody with your ex, neither parent will have to pay child support. While these two topics often intersect in divorce proceedings, it’s not necessarily true that a joint custody arrangement eliminates the need for child support in order to provide for any and all children… Continue reading Are you thinking about custody and child support?
When a Louisiana judge handed down a decree regarding your divorce, child custody and child support, the court undoubtedly told you that you are legally obligated to adhere to all terms contained therein. You had no problem with that since your main concern in your divorce was to make sure all new arrangements centered on… Continue reading What to know when requesting modification of child support order
Not getting the child support that has been ordered can be detrimental to the parent caring for the child; however, the person that is most impacted by this is the child involved. When parents divorce, they are faced with many difficult decisions to make regarding their children. Ultimately, parents must determine who should see the… Continue reading Helping you establish, modify and enforce a child support order
Recently, divorced parents in New Orleans put the first week of back to school drama behind them. They may even have a sigh of relief knowing the school bus is picking up the kids at the right place, handing off with the other parent is going smoothly and the children seem to be settling into… Continue reading What if my child support order doesn’t include extracurriculars?
We’ve devoted a significant amount of our recent posts to issues involving child support, and for good reason. As we discussed previously, raising a child is becoming more expensive. This fact, coupled with the high divorce rate in Louisiana, means that many custodial parents are left struggling to find ways to make ends meet. Perhaps… Continue reading Struggling to pay to raise your child? Consider LA attorneys
Depending on which side of a child support dispute you find yourself on, you may either be unable to either pay or recover owed child support. Custodial parents who are unable to recover child support may have a tough time paying for their child’s educational expenses, extracurricular activities, and even their everyday expenses and medical… Continue reading Bill seeks to waive child support payments during incarceration
As we discussed last week, the cost of raising a child can be enormous. Although the financial responsibility tied to raising a kid can be daunting when a couple decides to take it on together, single parents can face an even more difficult time making ends meet while also providing their child with what he… Continue reading Ways to recover owed child support in Louisiana
Ask any parent and he or she will tell you that raising a child can be costly. Feeding, clothing, educating, and entertaining a child can eat away at one’s finances, piece by piece. Yet, the true costs associated with raising a child are shocking. According to a recent report conducted by USDA, the cost of… Continue reading Cost of raising a Louisiana child increases