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Your criminal record can affect your ability to win child custody

If you ask any family law judge in Louisiana what their responsibility is when deciding a heated custody dispute, they'll tell you that it's to make a decision that's in the child's best interests. Before deciding what's ideal for them, they'll often consider their gender, age, family relationships, school affiliations and even sometimes their own wishes. A judge will want to know about a mom's or dad's fitness to be a parent as well.

Use prenuptial agreements to strengthen a marriage

Many couples are surprised to learn that prenuptial agreements can actually strengthen a marriage rather than weaken it, depending on the perspective and intentions of the partners who create the agreement in the first place. Like most legal tools, the intentions and understanding of the partners creating the agreement have much more to do with how it affects their relationship than the tool itself.

Divorce does not have to be a lengthy, costly battle

If you are ready for divorce and know that your spouse is on the same page, then there is no need to put it off any longer. Depending on the nature of your marriage and the complexity of your divorce issues, you may be able to streamline the process with an uncontested divorce.

You may have grounds to challenge your prenuptial agreement

Creating a prenuptial agreement is typically a wise choice for any partners entering into marriage. In broad strokes, this is because the law views marriage as a business partnership, and achieving divorce is very similar to dissolving a business. Whereas getting married only requires signing a few documents before a clerk, getting divorced involves dividing assets and liabilities in a way that is acceptable to a court. This does not even deal with the issues surrounding children, which courts don't allow prenuptial agreements to address.

Setting aside money for your child's education with child support

Receiving child support payments is an important part of life as a parent. Whether you receive large monthly payments or small ones, you should put them away for a rainy day if they are not needed now to pay for bills related to your child. One way to put them away for a rainy day is to save for your child's education. Here are some tips to make this happen.

Reasons you should update your will throughout life

The creation of a will can help relieve a lot of stress in life. You know that there is a legally binding document with your name and signature on it that will protect your assets from falling into the wrong hands upon your death and ensure that your children are taken care of once you are gone. Let's take a look at the reasons why you should update your will throughout life.

Make smart decisions using your spousal support

Spousal support is awarded following a divorce and contrary to popular belief, it does not last forever. Most of these arrangements only last as long as the recipient needs the money to rehabilitate themselves as a single person. For example, if the person needs to obtain training or go back to school in order to find a job to help sustain themselves. Here's how to use spousal support payments wisely.

How to choose the right person as power of attorney

There are a lot of decisions you will have to make in life and one of the most important ones is who will be your power of attorney. Everyone should designate a power of attorney when creating their estate documents. When a power of attorney is not named your estate could fall into the wrong hands. Here are some tips to follow when choosing the right person as power of attorney.

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