Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • 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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