Families are made up of individuals. Just as no two individuals are alike, neither are any two families. And in the event that parents of a family decide they can no longer operate as a unit, it doesn't mean that they give up their roles and responsibilities as parents.
Louisiana family law courts are not blind to this reality. The overriding goal of the courts is to ensure that the best interests of the child or children are met. Defining best interest is often a matter of some interpretation and debate. The work of achieving a fair and equitable parenting plan can take some skilled negotiation or legal representation if the dispute winds up going to the court.