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January 2018 Archives

Car accidents on the job

Work-related accidents can happen in any profession, and often don't even occur in a traditional workplace. For many workers who drive a company vehicle or leave the workplace for business purposes, it is possible to experience a car accident that qualifies as work-related. If you believe you recently suffered a work-related car accident, you may have a number of legal options available.

Limitations in prenuptial agreements

Using a prenuptial agreement is often an excellent way to protect the interests of both spouses in a marriage, especially in Louisiana, where we are subject to community property division guidelines. However, it is important to understand that prenuptial agreements have some very clearly defined limitations that may impact the way you and your future spouse approach the process. If a prenuptial agreement contains faulty terms that do not hold up under the scrutiny of a court, then the entire agreement is vulnerable.

Using business valuation during a divorce

Couples with complex assets often find that reaching equal property division is the most difficult aspect of seeking divorce in Louisiana. Our divorce laws require that spouses each receive an equal share of a couple's marital assets, rather than allowing couples to reach a divorce agreement that they both agree is "equitable."

Why might a court terminate parental rights?

When two parents choose to split up, they must address the issues surrounding the upbringing of their child and which parent will retain primary physical and legal custody of the child. Often, this significantly restricts the rights of one parent or the other. In most cases, raising a child separately does not completely terminate the parental rights of either party, but there are certain circumstances under which these rights may terminate.

New tax bill may affect alimony negotiations

With the new tax law, a number of deductions often taken for granted are no longer valid. One of the most crucial changes for divorcing couples to understand is how the new law affects alimony and how each party must report those alimony payments come tax time. If you and your spouse face divorce in 2018, be sure that you understand how these changes affect you.

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