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Thinking about divorce? Think about filing first

The decision to end a marriage is one of the hardest choices most people will ever have to face. However, once it becomes clear that the marriage is over, most people will have to make a very important decision - should they file for divorce first, or should they wait for their spouse to do it?

Louisiana custody dispute results in criminal consequences

Whether parents are married, unmarried or divorced, disputes in Louisiana that center on child custody can be highly contentious. In all Louisiana custody battles, family law judges will rule primarily according to the best interest of the child. Any instances of criminal activity, substance abuse, domestic violence or other condition that will risk the physical and mental wellbeing of a child will weigh significantly in determining child custody and visitation.

What does a high divorce rate reflect of modern marriages?

At present, about half of all spouses in Louisiana and across the rest of the country will see their marriage end in divorce. People have argued that it is too easy to get a divorce or that marriage no longer means what it used to, and a host of other inaccurate claims surrounding divorce. The fact of the matter is that divorce is never easy, and no one in Louisiana gets married with the intention of divorcing. Further, a divorce rate hovering around 50 percent is not indicative of a breakdown in the entire institution.

Divorce can lead to fulfilling changes in an individual's life

Divorce can be equated with more than just the end of a marriage; divorce can be equated with change. While the events and circumstances leading up to a couple in Louisiana divorcing can feel negative, a significant portion of the changes following a divorce are hugely positive. Ultimately, divorce provides individuals in Louisiana the ability make changes when they are in a marriage that they do not find fulfilling or functional. This can pave the way for a brighter future.

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