Spousal Support

Determining Finances Is Often Complicated

A major concern of hardworking men facing divorce is their continued ability to enjoy and preserve their earnings and assets. If you are a husband or father in southern Louisiana whose marriage is ending, don’t risk being ordered to pay unfair or unnecessary support payments. The Law Office of Laura L. Davenport can assess your situation and offer straightforward solutions to ensure that payments are reasonable and to protect your financial future.

Protecting Your Rights And Preserving Your Assets

While Louisiana laws require fair calculations based on the financial needs and economic standing of both spouses, support rulings are often biased in favor of women. A dedicated attorney can set you on a path that protects your rights and financial standing. There are two types of spousal support in Louisiana:

  • Interim spousal support: Temporary support that can be awarded to a spouse during the proceedings and for six months post-divorce finalization
  • Final periodic spousal support: Permanent to semipermanent spousal support, sometimes called alimony, that may be modified or terminated by the court if changes in circumstances, such as remarriage, occur

Making proper decisions right from the start can reduce interim spousal support. With an in-depth knowledge of the law and a passion for defending men’s rights in family law disputes, I offer effective solutions and build strong cases for husbands and fathers throughout the Lafayette-Acadiana area.

In order to be awarded final periodic spousal support, a divorcing spouse must prove they are free from fault in the dissolution of the marriage. As a divorce lawyer, I help clients gather the evidence needed to build a solid case. Some factors involved in proving fault are adultery, defamation or a spouse’s quarrelsome disposition.

Trust An Attorney Dedicated To Protecting You

At the Law Office of Laura L. Davenport, I am committed to obtaining fair settlements for men undergoing divorce. If you have questions on spousal support issues or other matters related to family law, call (337) 231-1397 or contact me online to arrange a confidential consultation.