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Helping your kids through your divorce in healthy ways

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, this may be the healthiest possible decision for you both to make for your family. But even if this is the case, your divorce will affect your children in negative ways for some time. Just as you will not walk away from your divorce without being forced to grapple with some challenging emotions, your children will similarly struggle in the immediate future. However, if you approach the divorce process and its aftermath in healthy ways, every member of your family has a good chance of emerging from this time of transition stronger, healthier and even happier than before.

If you are trying to decide whether or not to divorce, read on

The decision to divorce is as personal as the decision to get married. Only you can determine whether or not seeking a divorce would be the healthiest decision for you. However, when emotions are running high it can be uniquely difficult to think about your marriage with clarity and focus. When you are feeling deeply angry, fearful, disconnected or betrayed and these emotions are coupled with either love or questions about love, it can be challenging to answer the question, “Should I seek a divorce?” with any kind of conviction either way.

Primary kinds of potential child custody awards

If you and your child’s other parent have decided to go your separate ways, you are likely preoccupied with thoughts of what the future may hold for you and your child. It is important for you to understand the various child custody options available for your family. If you and your co-parent cannot mutually decide on which option is best for your evolving family, a judge will be compelled to make that decision in what he or she believes is your child’s best interest.

TV star's divorce has issues common to Louisiana families

Realty television star Porsha Stewart has recently told reporters that she was surprised when she heard that her husband had filed for divorce. This revelation surprised a lot of fans, since most people are under the impression that divorce is always foreseeable. However, it is more common than many realize to have a discontented spouse conceal their feelings until they decide to end the marriage.

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