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  • Divorce Lawyers Anticipate Increase in Business after Ashley Madison Hack

    || 21-Aug-2015

    “Life is short. Have an affair,” proclaims Ashley Madison, the dating website which facilitates affairs amongst married people. Users on the website, however, may be regretting their decision to do as the slogan says thanks to a recent hack which could release the personal data of thousands of Ashley Madison subscribers. Recently, hackers referring to themselves as the “Impact ...
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  • Checklist to Make Sure an Uncontested Divorce Can Go Forward

    || 16-Dec-2014

    No matter if you think your divorce is going to be uncontested, you still need to hire a Baton Rouge divorce attorney if you've just divorced while living as residents in the area. Some couples mistakenly think that when they agree on everything in a divorce, it can be as simple as signing on the dotted line and having the divorce over with in one day. While it's definitely easier, it ...
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  • Kris And Bruce Jenner Seek Divorce

    || 4-Dec-2014

    Bruce and Kris Jenner, the parental figures of reality TV's Kardashian clan, recently announced that they are seeking a divorce after 23 years of marriage. Louisiana residents could be forgiven for thinking that the divorce of two reality TV stars might be a tumultuous affair, but at least so far, it seems the Jenners are handling their divorce with a surprising amount of restraint and ...
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  • Getting Help When You're Ready To Start Over

    || 24-Nov-2014

    After spending several years together, it is not unusual for two people to drift apart. There will be a time when a couple will want to dissolve the marriage without a clash or dispute. When the couple has already agreed on several factors and they have no other issues, they will likely see a Baton Rouge family law lawyer who focuses on uncontested divorces. Agreements When a divorce is not ...
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  • Dating During Divorce

    || 13-Nov-2014

    It's time you contacted a Baton Rouge family law attorney if you’re considering divorced and feel like it's going to be acrimonious. Even though it might be expected from law firms that a divorce is likely contentious, even amicable ones need legal representation to help you through the complexities of divorce and family law. In family law, though, it's expected that situations ...
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  • Hiring a Baton Rouge Family Law Attorney When Dealing with Domestic Violence

    || 10-Nov-2014

    Hiring a Baton Rouge Family Law Attorney When Dealing with Domestic Violence The issue of domestic violence during a divorce case requires immediate use of a Baton Rouge family law attorney if you live in the area. With domestic abuse in the national spotlight again recently, those of us here at The Layfield Law Firm, LLC know how devastating these situations can be. And it can sometimes happen ...
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  • We Have A New Contender For Most-Expensive-Ever Divorce

    || 3-Nov-2014

    When Russian fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev and his wife announced that they were divorcing earlier this year, it was heralded as the most expensive divorce in history. Rybolovlev and his wife did not sign a prenuptial agreement, so she walked away with $4.5 billion. Now, it sounds like this record may not stand long. Oklahoma oil baron Harold Hamm and his wife, Sue Ann, recently announced ...
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  • The Benefits Of An Uncontested Divorce

    || 24-Oct-2014

    There are many reasons that couples decide that divorce is the best option. When you are ready to move on and start a fresh new life, you may decide that an uncontested divorce is the path you want to take and a Baton Rouge divorce attorney can help. Why choose an uncontested divorce? Here are the benefits that a divorce that is uncontested offers. Choosing an uncontested divorce means that you ...
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  • Your Baton Rouge Divorce Lawyer Advice: Figuring Your Expenses After Your Divorce

    || 20-Oct-2014

    While it's imperative you work with a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer when filing for divorce, it's the details you might not initially think about that you're going to need extra help with to sort out. One of those is looking to the future of your financial well-being after the divorce is finalized and how well you're going to provide for your children and yourself. Many different ...
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  • After 17 Years, Tea Leoni And David Duchovny Quietly Divorce

    || 14-Oct-2014

    Nobody can say David Duchovny and Tea Leoni didn't try. Duchovny, whom Baton Rouge readers will remember from "The X-Files" and "Californication," and Leoni, the star of "Deep Impact" and "Spanglish," were married for 17 years -- practically an eternity in Hollywood. By all accounts, it wasn't an easy marriage. Duchovny went to rehab, reportedly both ...
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  • Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow Show Divorce Isn't Always Acrimonious

    || 9-Sep-2014

    Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow famously "consciously uncoupled" in March, but that doesn't mean that the months since have been filled with acrimony and stress. In a recent interview with MYFM Radio in Los Angeles, Martin, the lead singer of the mega-popular band Coldplay, said he and Paltrow remain "very close." Martin put rumors of reunification to rest by saying he and ...
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  • Can Sperm Donors be Required to Pay Child Support?

    || 4-Sep-2014

    As a Baton Rouge Family Law Attorney, one topic in the area of family law I expect to heat up in the next few years is the question of whether sperm donors can be obligated to pay child support. Currently in most states, anonymous donors are not obligated to pay child support, but known donors are. This can be the case even if the donor signed an agreement with the other parent(s) declaring him ...
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  • Husband To Ask "NCIS: New Orleans" Actress For Spousal Support

    || 2-Sep-2014

    Zoe McLellan, whom Louisiana fans may know as the star of CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans," recently announced that she is getting a divorce from her husband, actor J.P. Gillain. Attorney Layfield took note of this story not only because of the (fictitious) Louisiana connection, but because as a Baton Rouge divorce attorney, he notices news developments about people going through the same ...
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  • Consider Mediation

    || 28-Aug-2014

    As a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer, I handle some of the most difficult cases in the legal field. I understand that there is very little that evokes passion, anger, frustration, and worry like a difficult divorce or a battle for custody of the children. While mediation isn't appropriate in every case, I recommend it where possible, because it helps families manage divorce and custody processes ...
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  • Alleged Paramour Identified In Divorce Proceedings Sues Husband for Defamation

    || 26-Aug-2014

    Divorces can be emotionally trying times not only for the husband and wife involved, but for other people as well. We recently read an interesting news story that demonstrates this, but in a rather unexpected way. A Gretna, Louisiana, man who was identified as a woman's paramour by that woman's husband in his divorce filing has filed a lawsuit over the allegation. In the divorce ...
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  • Four Ways to Tell if an Uncontested Divorce is Right for You

    || 21-Aug-2014

    Going through a divorce is already hard enough without having to complicate the situation with a lengthy court battle. In many cases, an uncontested divorce will work for most couples. Unlike a traditional divorce, an uncontested divorce is settled outside of the courtroom with the help of a Baton Rouge family law lawyer. How do I know if an uncontested divorce is right for me? You and your spouse ...
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  • 3 Key Characteristics to Look for in a Family Law Attorney

    || 19-Aug-2014

    Even when you opt for an uncontested divorce, which is much faster than a divorce that has to go through the courts for months or even years, it's still a good idea to have an attorney on your side. An attorney can offer you invaluable legal advice that you need during this emotionally trying time. The issue is that many people don't know what to look for when they need to find a Baton ...
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  • Child Support in Louisiana

    || 14-Aug-2014

    How child support should be allocated is a central issue during divorce proceedings. Parties can agree to the amount of child support, but if they do not, Louisiana law imposes certain levels of support. Child support awards are generally determined by a child support guideline schedule published by the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services. These guidelines estimate the ...
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  • 'Smash' Star Katharine McPhee, Husband To Divorce

    || 12-Aug-2014

    In late May, it was announced that actress Katharine McPhee had filed for divorce from her husband of six years. About a year ago, McPhee was photographed passionately kissing the director of her now-defunct NBC show "Smash." (The director is and, as far as we know, remains married.) After the photos surfaced, she said she and her husband, Nick Cokas, were trying to repair their ...
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  • $4.5B Divorce Settlement May Be World's Largest Ever

    || 7-Aug-2014

    Dmitry Rybolovlev made a fortune mining potash, one of the crucial ingredients in fertilizer. It took him a long time to build up his vast fortune, but unfortunately, it didn't take anywhere near as long to lose half of it. Rybolovlev and his wife, Elena, are divorcing and as part of that process, Rybolovlev was recently hit with what some legal experts think may be the biggest divorce ...
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  • Divorce Can Be Amicable

    || 5-Aug-2014

    Not everyone who gets divorced is spoiling for a fight. That is just fine with us. Rest assured your experienced Baton Rouge family law attorney has seen plenty of animosity. We understand the high toll on all involved when friction drives a family law case. Not taking differences to court saves dollars, time and trouble. The benefits of an amicable divorce extend far beyond monetary cost. The ...
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  • Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce

    || 31-Jul-2014

    If you’re considering the possibility of filing for divorce with a Baton Rouge family law lawyer and want to understand the difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce, then this article should help to clarify the differences between the two. Understanding the differences between the two types of divorce before speaking with an attorney who focuses on these matters will ...
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  • Helping You Save Time and Money With Uncontested Divorce

    || 29-Jul-2014

    No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they are going through a divorce. However, relationships fall apart for many different reasons. If you are facing a divorce, then you are probably looking for a lawyer. Lawyers and court fees can quickly become expensive. There is, however, a way for you to hire a reputable attorney, at an affordable price, to help represent you as you go ...
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  • Approach Your Uncontested Divorce Wisely

    || 24-Jul-2014

    You've known your divorce was inevitable for a long time. In fact, if you're like many couples, you may have even been planning to get a divorce once the children were more able to easily understand your decision, or once you were more financially able to handle life on your own. It's possible that when you first began discussing your divorce with your spouse, you started putting a ...
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  • If We Agree on an Uncontested Divorce Do I Still Need an Attorney?

    || 22-Jul-2014

    Divorce is very difficult in all situations but it can be simpler when both spouses are able to agree on the terms of the separation. In a contested divorce the spouses are unable to agree on things like care of the children, division of property and payment of spousal support. Often lengthy legal proceedings are required to finalize the divorce in contested divorce cases. In an uncontested ...
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