Law Office of Laura L. Davenport
Lafayette Divorce And Family Law Attorney

December 2018 Archives

What you can expect from the divorce process in 2019

Divorce is difficult, no matter what time of year you file. However, new changes in tax laws can add a new layer of complication for Louisiana couples looking to end their marriages in the new year. If a person is planning to move forward with this process at any point in 2019, it is beneficial to know what to expect and start preparing for it now. 

Will I have to give up my dog in property division?

Planning for a happy future might be easy enough, but what about preparing for less than ideal situations? While Louisiana couples might not think that they will ever divorce, the simple truth is that many couples end up untying the knot. When couples are not prepared for this event, they may end up fighting over property division or even losing out on something precious to them, like their pets.

Dads can be primary caregivers, too

Gender roles in the household have been blurring more and more as the years go by. For the most part, the days in which fathers went off to work while the mother took care of the house and children are gone. Families are now realizing that the woman can be the primary breadwinner while the man stays home to take care of the children. However, to a certain extent, the law has yet to catch up with the new roles couples play in their families.

Dealing with child custody disappointment during the holidays

Child custody is a sensitive matter regardless of the season. However, the holidays are a time of increased emotions and stress, and it can be quite difficult for Louisiana parents to get through this time of year after divorce. Many parents experience anger, sadness and other frustrations when the holidays will be different from what they expected or are used to.

Didn't sign a prenuptial agreement? Consider a postnup

In general, Louisiana couples are increasingly aware of the benefits of signing a prenup. However, being aware of how good something is and actually following through with doing it are two very different things. Whether couples initially decided against using a prenuptial agreement or did not fully realize that they needed one until later on, they can still gain the same protections through the use of a postnuptial agreement.

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