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2019 tax changes set to affect spousal support

Post-divorce support payments are a common feature of Louisiana family law. Spousal support is just one such payment that involves one person making temporary, regular payments to an ex. In some cases support takes the form of a single, lump sum. The goal is to provide sufficient financial support until such a time that the recipient is stable. With the effective date of certain changes to the federal tax laws approaching, some couples may want to consider finalizing their divorces before the end of the year. 

It's not all about child support -- plan for college too

Louisiana parents are often hyper-focused on their children during divorce. From figuring out child support to creating the best possible custody agreement, parents know that they need to have a close eye on their children's well-being as well as their futures. However, many parents still miss out on planning for an essential aspect of their kids' future -- college. 

Is divorce mediation right for you?

Ending a marriage is just as much an emotional process as a legal one. However, the image that popular movies and TV shows paint of drawn out court battles, yelling officials and limited communication is not really accurate for most people. The vast majority of Louisiana couples can utilize mediation to end their marriages in a much more civilized and self-fulfilling manner. 

Prenups can protect against student loans in property division

Money issues are one of the top causes of stress for the average couple in Louisiana. While financial troubles can cover a wide range of topics, student loans in particular can be especially problematic. Not only can these massive loans be a contributing factor in divorce, they can also present some serious property distribution issues. 

Some women may be surprised in divorce property distribution

Financial surprises are common in divorces. Women who are not fully aware of their marital assets, liabilities and other financial details may find themselves in a bind during this process. Prior to entering any property distribution discussions, it is a good idea for Louisiana women to consider whether they may encounter one of the common financial surprises.

Children's issues during divorce can go beyond child custody

Having parents break up can be stressful for a child. While sometimes a divorce is the best decision for a family, children could still struggle to adjust following parents' decisions to split. While issues like child custody and support may seem simply legal, the emotional, psychological and social implication of co-parenting and divorce should be understood by divorcing parents in Louisiana.

Communication and divorce mediation can make divorce easier

It can be difficult to communicate with a soon-to-be-ex spouse, as divorces can illicit many feelings of pain and resentment. Despite the challenges, Louisiana families who are able to communicate enough to settle a divorce mediation and continue co-parenting effectively can end up with a much easier and less expensive break up. Here are some of the reasons it may be worth trying to communicate effectively during a divorce.

Toxic marriage may make it hard to talk through issues in divorce

Divorce isn't easy for anyone, but certain personality types can make it even more challenging. While Louisiana couples often find it best to talk through issues related to a divorce, there are some people who are unwilling or unable to do so. Often these challenging of divorces emerge as a result of toxic relationships, the signs of which can be identified even before the marriage ends.

How to stay level-headed during a divorce mediation

Many people feel a loss of control when experiencing a divorce. Despite the many things that may be out of one's control, there are some things Louisiana divorcees can do to lessen the pain and focus on the real issues at play. Following these tips can help people identify what they may entitled to in a divorce mediation as well as helping them keep their head up in times of stress.

Child college costs should be considered in divorce mediation

Terminating a marriage can be expensive. For parents, this strain can affect everyone in the family, particularly children with financial needs. Louisiana parents who have financial obligations related to their children's current or future college tuition should be sure to raise these expenses and associated savings during divorce mediation.

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