When people exchange their wedding vows, they often include the phrase, ‘till death do us part.’ With more than half of all marriages ending in divorce, however, this isn’t always the case. In fact, the rate of divorce for people over the age of 50 in Louisiana and across the U.S. has climbed since 1990. A study analysis performed by Bowling Green State University found that in 1990, one in 10 people who were divorced fit in this age group. By 2011, the number jumped to one in four. Why has there been an increase of people filing for divorce after the age of 50?
If you have been involved in a domestic violence case, you likely realize that there are no winners. Both parties can end up hurt and suffering, both emotionally and physically. Unfortunately, a court case is often required to determine responsibility and set out the guidelines for how family relationships will be managed in the future. If you have been involved in a domestic violence case in Louisiana, one of your biggest concerns may be how these legal proceedings will affect you financially. The Louisiana Supreme Court describes the state laws used to determine this answer.