Many of the decisions that alter the lives of Louisiana residents surround those they love. Family law issues involve more than just divorce. Any number of disputes or needs that you have regarding your spouse, your children or perhaps other family members could fall under family law.
For example, unmarried couples with children have plenty of family law issues. First, because you are not married, the paternity of your child's biological father needs to be established legally. You might think that simply putting the father's name on the birth certificate suffices, but it does not. At a minimum, an affidavit would need to be filed with the birth certificate. If not done at the appropriate time, establishing paternity could require petitioning the court.