Recent Posts in Family Law Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Trends in Divorce

    || 10-Jul-2014

    In Louisiana and around the country divorce trends have been changing over the years. The fact that approximately half of marriages end in divorce is consistent. The reasons for a divorce are as different as the people who go through the process. There are a number of trends that are impacting rates of divorce. According to an article in Forbes Magazine, “ Over the years, changes occur in ...
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  • Navigating Through an Uncontested Divorce

    || 28-Apr-2014

    When you got married, you assumed that your marriage would last forever. You were so happy, and you envisioned a fairy tale ending in which you would grow old together, enjoy your grandchildren together, and be with each other until death would you part. However, like many Louisiana marriages, eventually you grew apart. It wasn't long before one of you mentioned divorce, and you made the ...
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  • Uncontested Divorces And The Division of Assets

    || 8-Jan-2014

    Regardless of whether you have been married a year or a decade, divorce is always a painful decision. According to a US Census Bureau study, Louisiana divorce rates are nearly 50 percent of overall marriage rates. If we're honest about it, not all divorces are contentious. Sometimes marriage simply does not work out and parties agree to go their separate ways. In many of these cases, the ...
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  • Reducing the Stress and Cost of Your Divorce

    || 12-Dec-2013

    When filing for divorce in the state of Louisiana, there are many factors to consider. Divorces can be deemed "contested" or "uncontested." It is always best to consult with a lawyer to ask questions specific to your individual case. Basically a "contested" divorce is one in which both parties cannot come to an agreement on necessary terms of the separation, such as ...
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  • Family Law Blog

    || 12-Dec-2013

    The Layfield Law Firm, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of their brand new family law blog!
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